Ruby Unconf Hamburg 2019 took place on 25th and 26th of May 2019 at the HAW Hamburg, DMI Campus Finkenau.

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Real-time schedule


11:15 - 11:45 Keynote - by Terence Lee Video
12:00 - 12:30 Death Laughter & Extreme Programming - by Amina Video A brief Introduction of Kubernetes - by Bente Video
13:00 - 13:30 Compiling Ruby to binary - by Torsten Video Settings - by Andreas Video
14:30 - 15:00 Easily create interactive UIs in pure ruby - by Jonas Video "👨‍👩‍👧‍👧".length == 7 - by Sven Video
15:15 - 15:45 Building Resilient API Dependency - by Sergey Video Fishbowl Discussion: Estimates? No Estimates? - by Tina
16:30 - 17:00 Why Soft Skills Matter in Software Development - by Iulia Video Open Source Nightmare - by Patrick Video
17:15 - 17:45 Functional Programming in Ruby - by Matheus Video Fishbowl Discussion: Freelance Tools/Setup - by Ramon


11:30 - 12:00 How do I review the code - by Denys Video Rust for Rubyists (and Rubyists for Rust) - by Paul Video
12:15 - 12:45 "I can't believe it's not an attribute!" - by Stefan Video search_flip - Full featurable ElasticSearch Ruby Client - by Benjamin Video
13:45 - 14:15 Attacking own APIs to find security bugs - by Daniel Video Rails Slim, An Introduction - by Elizabeth Video
14:30 - 15:00 How to hijack, proxy and smuggle sockets with Rack/Ruby - by David Video Component-Based Rails Applications - by Gharbi Video
15:30 - 16:15 Lightning Talks


Our scholarship program is meant to make Ruby Unconf a better unconference. We want to make this community-focused event accessible to the wide range of people who are learning, work with, or are Ruby enthusiasts. We welcome applicants from underrepresented groups in tech to apply. This includes, but is not limited to: women-identifying persons, people of color, LGBTQIA people, people with physical and mental disabilities and people facing economic and/or political hardships. Scholarship recipients will receive a Ruby Unconf Hamburg 2019 ticket.

With the purchase of a diversity ticket you help us to make this happen.

The application form is now offline, applicants will be informed until March 29th.


Need Help?

Mail: team@rubyunconf.eu

Ruby Unconf is an inclusive unconference and as such strives to be accessible to everyone. See our full accessibility statement here: Accessibility Statement

Unconf you say?

What exactly is an Unconference? It is an Barcamp style event. It works like this: Everybody can propose a talk. Everybody votes for the talks they want to see. The most voted talks will be held. You decide what will happen!

Prepare a talk

We recommend to prepare slides for your talk. The talk length will be half an hour. You get the chance to pitch your talk at the beginning of each conference day. Besides talks different formats like workshops or panel discussions are welcome.

Read more about what exactly is an Unconference here.


In 2019 we’re hosted again by the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Design, Media and Information.

Getting there

The easiest way to get there is by walking 500m from the U-Bahn (Underground) station “Mundsburg”, which is about a 7 Minute ride away from the central station (“Hauptbahnhof”).

It’s probably not a good idea to try to go by car, as parking space is very limited and even on a saturday, we can’t really recommend driving in Hamburgs inner city.

If you are arriving from Hamburg Airport, you should take the S-Bahn (Metro) to Barmbek and then the U-Bahn to Mundsburg.


The Venue is right next to the Eilbekkanal, a channel that runs directly to the Alster lake (“Aussenalster”) which is probably a 30 minute walk but especially worth it on a sunny spring day.


Getting to Hamburg is easy - the Wikivoyage travel guide sums up everything you need to know about getting to and getting around Hamburg, finding a place to stay or even moving here: Wikivoyage - Hamburg

If you are the first time in Hamburg we have some tipps for getting around here and what you should probably visit while being here. Having some days left before or after Ruby Unconf? Hamburg is beautiful <3

Family Photo

The Ruby Unconf 2019 Hamburg was a blast.

Family Photo

Code Of Conduct

The heart of the Ruby Unconference is people. This guideline is meant to support a happy, productive and safe event experience that can welcome new ideas and inspiration for all attendees. Regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof). We gain strength from diversity, and actively seek participation from those who enhance it.

Read the full Berlin Code of Conduct here.





Please contact our team at info@rubyunconf.eu if you have any questions, remarks or ideas.