Slides from the presenters

Posted on 22 May 2010 by Lauri Jutila.

Here are some of the slides from the conference and training sessions. We’ll post the rest once we have them (or the speakers post them online).



Post-conference activity

Posted on 07 May 2010 by Lauri Jutila.

After the conference we’re going to have a GitHub Meetup at Bruuveri starting 8pm, hosted by Chris Wanstrath (@defunkt). You can use this Google Maps route to navigate to the venue.

Line-up change

Posted on 04 May 2010 by Matias.

Unfortunately Pratik Naik can’t make it to Frozen Rails due to some issues with his Schengen Visa, so unfortunately we’ve had to make a last minute change to the speaker line-up.

Happily for us, José Valim has agreed to fill in the extra slot. We’re extremely grateful for this and this makes him our Ruby Hero.

Speakers' Dinner at Grotesk

Posted on 29 April 2010 by Matias.

The Speakers’ dinner will be held at Grotesk (map). The dinner will start at 20:00 on May 6th.

In related news, we have a single VIR ticket left, so if you want a place at the dinner, you still have a chance.

Training Venue

Posted on 06 April 2010 by Matias.

After a somewhat long wait, we finally know where the training sessions will be held. Both sessions will take place at the A21 Cocktail Lounge. A21 is one of the world’s best bars (Citation: and we’re sure that it will make for an awesome venue for the training.

Cocktails are not included in the session prices, but coffee and snacks are. The venue is fairly small, so participation is limited to a maximum of 25 attendees per session. We’ve already sold a good proportion of the tickets, so get yours now!

Coffee Talk Winners

Posted on 25 March 2010 by Matias.

The Coffee Talk voting closed last night and the winners are now clear.

Congratulations go to José Valim, Raimonds Simanovskis, Stephen Sykes, and Matti Paksula.

Read more about the Coffee Talks on the Community page.

Six free tickets or VIR ticket upgrades up for grabs!

Posted on 10 March 2010 by Lauri Jutila.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, we were able to come up with quite a sweet weekly contest for the upcoming weeks leading up to the conference.

When you buy a ticket to Frozen Rails, you’ll automatically enter our weekly contest. Each week we’ll draw one lucky ticket buyer who will receive a full refund of the ticket or a free upgrade to a Very Important Rubyist ticket. The choice is up to the winner. The winner of each weekly contest will be announced on the following Monday.

The sooner you buy your ticket, the greater your chances of winning are. So, go buy a ticket today!

One caveat: only early bird and normal tickets are eligible for this contest.

GitHub Meet-Up

Posted on 24 February 2010 by Matias.

Now that we’ve gotten Chris Wanstrath to come over to Frozen Rails, we’re also going to have Finland’s first GitHub meet-up in conjunction with the conference. The meet-up will be held on the 8th of May at a yet to be determined location in Helsinki.

To help us gauge the level of interest in the event, please answer this poll.

Badges for all

Posted on 24 February 2010 by Matias.

We finally have some badges available for those who wish to show their support for Frozen Rails on their website or blog. They come in two varieties and three sizes.

Frozen Rails badges

Download them here:

First media partner

Posted on 18 February 2010 by Matias.

We’re happy to announce our first media partner, Linux Journal. What more is there to say? Well, here’s some copy-paste text from their website:

Linux Journal, first published in 1994, is the original publication of the global Linux community, delivering readers the advice and inspiration they need to get the most out of their Linux systems. With its award-winning Linux how-tos, tutorials, reviews, in-depth reporting, tips and tricks, and market analysis, Linux Journal has become well-known as he industry standard.

Community tickets

Posted on 15 February 2010 by Joao Carlos.

Frozen Rails is not only about great speakers, it’s about having great people. Are you a Rails Core developer? Are you a contributor with 20 or more commits to Rails?

Send an email to joao (at) and your ticket is on us!

Speaker #8

Posted on 12 February 2010 by Joao Carlos.

We have just confirmed our eighth speaker: Carl Lerche from Engine Yard!

Biography and photo coming soon.

Video Editing Required

Posted on 11 February 2010 by Matias.

We’re looking for somebody (a company or an individual) who would like to edit the conference videos for Frozen Rails. In return for this service, we can provide you with free tickets, visibility on this website and the videos, or some monetary compensation (or a combination of all of those).

For more information, email matias (at)

Also on Facebook now

Posted on 10 February 2010 by Matias.

Frozen Rails has expanded its social media presence: you can now also checkout the Frozen Rails page on Facebook.

UPDATE: I’d completely forgotten that we also have a LinkedIn event.

Viral Ticket Update

Posted on 09 February 2010 by Matias.

Just to clarify the discrepancy between the volume discounts and the viral tickets:

1. Viral ticket discounts will only be available for a limited time (until the end of February)
2. Viral tickets are meant for individuals, not companies (though we can’t stop you from using them to get cheaper tickets for your company, but we ask that you don’t)
3. Amiando doesn’t support hugely complex discount schemes, so we’re limited in what we can do…

How to get a free ticket

Posted on 09 February 2010 by Joao Carlos.

When purchasing a ticket to Frozen Rails 2010, you will get a coupon code that you can share with your friends.

That coupon code will provide your friend with a 20% discount, and will refund you the same percentage. Get 5 friends to join you in May and your ticket will be free!

Frozen Rails is Go!

Posted on 08 February 2010 by Matias.

We are now happy to reveal this, brand new site for Frozen Rails. It was designed by Lauri Ahonen from the Creative Agency Bolder Helsinki.

We can now reveal more details about the speakers and about the conference than we could on the old, single page site.

Please also check out all our sponsors, who have kindly agreed to support our mission to bring a world class Rails conference to Finland.

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