Level Up Your Skills

RubyCaribe (pronounced ka-REEB) is a conference for software developers who use Ruby. Come visit beautiful, tropical Barbados while winter rages in the Northern Hemisphere.

Planning for RubyCaribe is currently underway. Interested? Contact the organizers and we'll keep you in the loop.

RubyCaribe will challenge you. At the end of the conference, you will feel an amazing sense of accomplishment. You will leave RubyCaribe with new skills, new ideas, and new contacts.

Hands-On Labs

RubyCaribe is a hands-on conference with deep-dive lab sessions. Each 30-minute presentation will be followed by a 2-hour lab that is directly tied to the presentation. Immediate immersion, powerful learning.

RubyCaribe will immerse you in code. You will be challenged by your RubyCaribe colleagues as well as the presenters. And your skills will grow.

Reading Before RubyCaribe

If you want to do some reading before RubyCaribe, go for it! Great athletes stretch their muscles before training. Workouts (both mental and physical) are more productive when we prepare in advance. Come to RubyCaribe for a mental workout. Your Ruby super powers will increase and you will feel awesome!


Scholarships for Local Students

RubyCaribe will provide full conference scholarships for a limited number of students currently studying and working in Barbados. Scholarship applicants will be asked to build a sample project in Ruby.

What About Fun?

Barbados is a tropical paradise, and RubyCaribe is serious work. What about fun? Software development is fun. But for the other kind of fun, the kind you can only find on a tropical island in the middle of January, we suggest that you arrive in Barbados a few days early or stay a few days after.

There's plenty to do in Barbados. Bring a friend or members of your family. Tour the bottom of the ocean by submarine. Schedule yourself for scuba diving, water skiing, or other ocean sports. Take an island tour and study Caribbean history. Kids can go swimming and snorkeling. Adults can sample the world's oldest rum.


Planning for RubyCaribe is currently underway. Interested? Contact the organizers and we'll keep you in the loop.

Only 100 tickets will be sold.

Passport Information

US citizens: Travel to Barbados requires a passport. Citizens of other countries should check with their respective travel authorities.