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BrisRails Meetup

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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A Night with Chris Oliver: Celebrating Rails Innovation and Entrepreneurship

​Get ready for an unforgettable night at our Ruby on Rails meetup, We are especially honoured to feature two distinguished speakers who have significantly influenced the technology and entrepreneurial landscape: Chris Oliver and Wayne Gerard.

Keynote Speaker: Chris Oliver

Rails Luminary 2023 – A Special Journey from the USA

​We are beyond excited to welcome Chris Oliver, the acclaimed founder of GoRails and the esteemed Rails Luminary of 2023, as our keynote speaker. In an extraordinary gesture of commitment and passion for the Rails community, Chris is traveling all the way from the USA exclusively to be with us for this event. This visit underscores the special bond and dedication Chris has towards the Rails community globally, and it’s a privilege to host him in Brisbane, Australia.

​Chris’s contributions to Rails through GoRails have been monumental, offering developers worldwide a platform to enhance their skills and build sophisticated web applications. Being honuored as Rails Luminary 2023 reflects his unparalleled impact on the Rails ecosystem. Chris will share his insights into Rails development, the future of web technology, and the lessons he’s learned throughout his remarkable journey. Prepare to be inspired by a global Rails leader who’s making a special trip just to engage with our community.

​Special Guest Speaker: Wayne Gerard

Trailblazer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

​Complementing our keynote, Wayne Gerard, a visionary entrepreneur and innovation advocate, will share his vast experiences in leveraging technology for economic and societal growth. Wayne’s leadership in Partner Ventures, his role in shaping Queensland’s venture capital landscape, and his contributions to the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Legacy demonstrate his commitment to creating a brighter future through innovation.

​Wayne’s discussion will explore the intersections of technology and entrepreneurship, providing valuable insights for developers and entrepreneurs alike on harnessing Ruby on Rails for impactful solutions.

Event Highlights

  • A special international visit by Chris Oliver, marking a unique occasion for the Rails community to gather insights from a global Rails luminary.
  • ​Engaging talks by Chris and Wayne, offering deep dives into Rails development, innovation, entrepreneurship, and the power of community.
  • ​Networking opportunities with fellow Rails enthusiasts, industry leaders, and visionary entrepreneurs.

Event Details

  • Date: 18th April 2024
  • Time: From 5:30om
  • Location: The Precinct, Dimbin-Mil Seminar Room, Level 1, TC Beirne & Co Building, 315 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Special Thanks to Tanda team for making this event happen!

​This is more than just a meetup; it’s a celebration of the Ruby on Rails community, the journey of innovation, and the bridges built between continents. Chris Oliver’s special journey to Brisbane for “A Night with Chris Oliver” symbolises the global unity and vibrant future of the Rails ecosystem. Secure your place now for an evening of inspiration, connection, and forward-thinking.

Join the Brisbane Ruby on Rails Meetup group here.


April 18
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Brisbane Ruby on Rails
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Dimbin-Mil Seminar Room
Lvl1, 315 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006 Australia
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