RailsConf

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA
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Apr 17–19 , 2018
9:30am - 6:00pm EDT

  • Heroku sponsored
  • Heroku presenter
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Ruby

Join Gold Sponsor Heroku at the largest official Ruby on Rails conference, hosted by Ruby Central. RailsConf has a specific focus on Rails with conference topics ranging from new users to administration to advanced techniques.

Stop by the Heroku photo booth for silly selfies with friends, then join us at the purple booth to share ideas, talk about building things your way, with the tools you love, and of course pick up some sweet swag.

Don't miss our three amazing talks:

So You've Got Yourself a Kafka: Event-Powered Rails Services - Stella Cotton

It's easier than ever to integrate a distributed commit log system like Kafka into your stack. But once you have it, what do you do with it?

Come learn the basics about Kafka and event-driven systems and how you can use them to power your Rails services.

We'll also venture beyond the theoretical to talk about practical considerations and unusual operational challenges that your event-driven Rails services might face, like monitoring, queue processing, and scaling slow consumers.

Deploying and Running Rails: Knobs, Levers and Buttons: tools for failing (gracefully) - Amy Unger

Pilots have the flight deck, Captain Kirk had his bridge, but what do you have for managing failure in your application?

Every app comes under stress, whether it's from downstream failures to unmaintainable high load to a spike in intensive requests. We'll cover code patterns you can use to change the behavior of your application on the fly to gracefully fail.

You’ll walk away from this talk with tools you can have on hand to ensure you remain in control even when your application is under stress.

Postgres 10, Performance and You - Gabe Enslein

Postgres 10 is out this year, with a whole host of features you won't want to miss. Join the Heroku data team as we take a deep dive into parallel queries, native json indexes, and other performance packed features in PostgreSQL. Whether you've got no idea what Postgres version you're using or you had a bowl of devops for dinner, you won't want to miss this talk.