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Hundreds Expected To Attend Tech Conference in St. Augustine

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More than 200 web developers and technology professionals will be in St. Augustine to hear from local and national tech experts during the Ancient City Ruby Conference, which runs April 6-8 at the Casa Monica Hotel.

This is the fourth year that Hashrocket, a design & development firm based in Jacksonville Beach, has hosted the event. Hashrocket CEO Marian Phelan said workshop instructors and 12 guest speakers will give attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest in programming technology.

“It’s really grown in terms of the networking opportunities available for those looking for jobs in the technology sector and for companies searching for talented code developers,” Phelan said.

The Ancient City Ruby event focuses on Ruby on Rails, an ‘open-source code’ that allows developers to collaborate on concepts and computer applications. 

Ancient City Ruby workshop topics include learning to code, refactoring and an introduction to the Elixir/Phoenix computer code and will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

On Thursday and Friday, notable speakers from the Ruby and technology community include Ben Lovell, Cameron Daigle, Kerri Miller, Lauren Scott, Paolo Perrotta, Kay Hightower, Robert Jackson, Ross Kaffenberger, Sam Phippen, Sean Griffin, Seth Vargo and Steve Klabnik.