Imagine yourself and a group of Ruby programmers on a country retreat for a weekend of talks, hacking and fun.
Check out the photo album from the last camp - it's going to be gorgeous scenery and awesome fun.
Keep track of Rails Camp NZ 5 on Lanyrd.
Things which may or may not happen:
In 2015 we are trying a spectacular new location north of Auckland; Shakespear Lodge is located within the beautiful Shakespear Regional Park. The Regional Park is a pest free sanctuary surrounded by a predator-proof fence and is home to several species of native lizards as well as many native bird species which have migrated from nearby Tiritiri Matanga island, itself a wildlife sanctuary.
Be at Auckland Airport by 16:00 on the 30th of January if you want to catch the bus out to Shakespear Lodge. On the morning of February the 2nd we'll get you back to the airport before 2pm. Don't book your return flight before then!
Ticket prices are yet to be announced. They will include accommodation, 3 meals a day & snacks for the duration of the camp, a bus there and back from Auckland Airport, a supply of NZ craft beer and cider, soft drinks and espresso coffee.
Because of the special nature of Shakespear Regional Park everyone must follow the following guidelines:
No Smoking is permitted within Shakespear Regional Park.
Optimal Workshop, based in Wellington, has a global customer base that includes thousands of the world’s top user researchers, and the world's most innovative firms. We’ve built a suite of usability testing tools that enable web and software designers to design superior user experiences for their clients and customers. We've been the recipients of a Deloitte Fast500 Award, and we take part in UX and development conferences all around the world.
YouDo is a New Zealand owned software company based in Wellington. It was founded in 2007 by three completely naïve individuals who believed it was possible to deliver high quality software efficiently and effectively using Ruby on Rails and Scrum.
Since then we have built ground up systems for Powershop, Orange Umbrella, Open Data Model, Carbon Match and Flick Electric to name a few. Along the way we created a pile of in-house products…two of which actually have paying customers.
3months have been building the coolest web / mobile solutions using Ruby on Rails for many years. We work with Entrepreneurs, Corporates and even the odd Government agency to built complex innovative, bespoke solutions (and we do it really fast). We're starting new projects every month and have an awesome team of the very best developers. Very proud to be associated with Rails Camp NZ.
Ora is the ultimate business navigator, to help you do more business, more effectively.
Built with Rails, Ember, PostgreSQL and Neo4J we are a rapidly evolving startup pushing the boundaries of how the world does business. We are looking for developers who aren't satisfied with the status quo.
The Carnival Mobile Marketing platform helps brands engage with their mobile user base. The Carnival platform powers the apps of some of the world's largest brands, including OREO, Kraft Foods, Dreamworks, AbInbev and many more.
Carnival is based in New York, but its development and design team is all located in Auckland and Wellington. We use a huge range of technologies, though at our core we're a Rails team. We're always keen to hear from people who are interested in becoming Carnies.
Smart people, beautiful code. Powershop started as the world's first online energy store. With success in New Zealand and Australia behind us, we are now taking our energy platform to the world.
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our camp are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event.
We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.
tl;dr Don't be a jerk. If you are a jerk, you may be punished. If someone is being a jerk to you, or someone else, please let the camp team know.
Any member of the Camp team can assist you, however the designated Code of Conduct representatives are:
Rails Camp is dedicated to providing a harassment-free camp experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion.
We do not tolerate harassment of Rails Camp participants in any form.
Harassment includes but is not limited to:
Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.
Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate anywhere within the camp venue, including during talks or in supporting materials such as slides or handouts.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images or material, either in person or in handouts or other collateral. Sponsor staff and representatives (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing or costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.
If camp participants violate these rules, including engaging in harassing behaviour, the camp organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the camp with no refund. This may include a temporary or permanent ban from future Rails Camp events.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the organising committee immediately. A camp organising team member can be identified by their red Rails Camp t-shirt.
Rails Camp will be happy to provide escorts, help participants contact police, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the camp.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all camp venues, on the journey to and from the camp and at any related social activities.