July 9-12, 2009, Metropolitan Hotel, Toronto, Canada

People who program in Ruby aren’t like other coders

We are the artists, philosophers, and troublemakers. We realize that the fringe of today is the mainstream of tomorrow. We grease the engines of progress, even when we're working outside of the machine.

FutureRuby isn't a Ruby conference, but a conference for Rubyists. This is a call to order - a congress of the curious characters that drew us to this community in the first place. We have a singular opportunity to express a long-term vision, a future where Ruby drives creativity and prosperity without being dampened by partisan politics.

Toronto The Great

Friendly FYI from Accordion City: Joey DeVilla posted the mother of all Toronto Guides last year for RubyFringe – have a read.

Getting There:

YYZ Pearson International Airport – gtaa.com
Most of you will land here, in the bowels of north GTA. Visit our getting around section to get the hell out of this area using Toronto Transit ($2.75 per ride). There are numerous shuttle services you can book on the cheap in advance or at any of the info kiosks in arrivals.

If none of this sounds appealing, taxi and airport limo stands are everywhere, and are typically the stress-free ways to get into the city. Flat rate can be negotiated, which is typically $50CAD ($40USD) to your destination.

YTZ Toronto Island Airport/Porter Air – flyporter.com
If you call NYC or Chicago your home, do yourself a favour and book a flight with Porter for great service and arrival at Toronto Island Airport (YTZ). It’s a breezy $15 cab ride to the hotel from the terminal, or a no-fuss 20 minute ride on the TTC. Please steal us one of their adoreable in-flight lunchboxes while you’re at it.

Getting Around:

As you know, your standard or comrade FutureRuby admission gets you a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) pass, good for unlimited rides from Friday July 10th through Sunday July 12th. Getting around the grid on our subways, streetcards and buses is relatively straightforward, but our friends at Refactory have a useful tool to help you plan those routes away from the migrational FutureRuby herd:


Places where you’ll look like a tourist: