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Engine Yard Hosts Fourth Annual JRubyConf

Leading Platform as a Service Hosts JRubyConf

SAN FRANCISCO – February 29, 2012 – Engine Yard, the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), today announced the lineup of keynote speakers and sponsors for the fourth annual JRubyConf to be held at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, May 21 through 23. JRuby, a Java implementation of the Ruby programming language, is a popular open source package that enables Ruby applications to run on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).

The event, which brings together Java and Ruby developers, among others, expects to draw record attendance this year. The three-day event includes keynotes from the JRuby open source project’s core contributors, with details on the latest advancements in JRuby. The JRubyConf call for proposals is open and will be accepting speaker submissions through March 31.

Attendees of JRubyConf will benefit from innovative conference sessions in addition to networking opportunties. Sessions will range from technical topics delving into JRuby and the wider JVM ecosystem to broader discussions surrounding software development, collaboration, and community building. Thomas Enebo and Charles Nutter of Engine Yard, Jeff Casimir of Jumpstart Labs, Venkat Subramaniam of Agile Developer, and Yoko Harada of the JRuby core team will all be presenting, with many more luminary speakers to be announced. The event is hosted by Engine Yard and EdgeCase and current conference sponsors include 8th Light, Clean Coders, CodeRow, New Relic, Pivotal Labs, SendGrid, Space150. There will be after hours events including a whisky tasting sponsored by Bruichladdich on the evening of the 2nd day.

“JRubyConf has evolved over the last four years to become the definitive event for developers looking to learn how to take advantage of the strong combination of Ruby and Java,” said Charles Nutter, co-lead of the JRuby project and developer at Engine Yard. “JRuby allows developers to take advantage of the efficiency of Ruby while leveraging their existing investment in Java libraries and code.”

JRubyConf is an event to foster and grow the community as well. Alongside JRubyConf, there will be two community programming workshops: a RailsBridge workshop for women presenting Ruby, Rails and web development; and a Kids Code Camp workshop for introducing programming to middle school and high school students. Details and registration for these events are coming soon.

To register and get more information, visit: jrubyconf.com.

For more details on the benefits Ruby can offer Java teams and how to get started with JRuby, developers are invited to download the quick-start guide at: bit.ly/97UaoD". To try JRuby on Engine Yard Cloud with 500 compute hours for free, please visit: engineyard.com/tryjruby.

About Engine Yard Engine Yard is the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS), empowering software application innovation more rapidly, easily and cost effectively. With deep technical expertise, powerful infrastructure orchestration, strong support of the open source community, and world-class service, Engine Yard provides a complete commercial grade solution that enables developers to focus on creating great applications, instead of managing their platform. Thousands of customers in 58 countries, from explosive-growth Web startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, rely on Engine Yard to leverage the cloud for competitive advantage. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Engine Yard is backed by Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates and Amazon.com.

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