Railsconf, a conference focused on, well, Ruby on Rails, is happening in Pittsburgh in April this year. I attended last year and it was a fantastic experience. I enjoyed the people I met, the problems I saw discussed, and the size and content of the presentations and workshops. It definitely had a vendor experience (thank you, Heroku, for the t-shirts), but wasn’t too explicit.
Railsconf organizers are now accepting proposals for workshops, panels and speaking. For some reason the CFP isn’t on the website, but I noticed it was announced via twitter. I just submitted, so I can’t speak to the entire process, but the initial submission was pretty painless, just few sections on what you’re interested in presenting and why you might be a good fit.
They actually have a blind submission format, so I had to edit my initial submission to remove any reference to my identity. Seems like a good idea.
So, go forth and submit!