eurucamp = community + learning + fun.

eurucamp is where Ruby conference meets camp


Representing the whole community may be a lofty goal, but it’s one we relish. We do it by:

  • Keeping economic barriers to attendance low. Tickets with substantial discounts for students, and for those out of work are around a hundred euros.
  • Newbies are invited to attend beginners workshops, organised in conjunction with Rails Girls Berlin, and the first day of eurucamp for free.
  • Inclusive.
  • Diverse crowd.
  • Place for significant others and children.
  • Accessibility.


eurucamp is a get-together for learning:

  • We have designed our Call for Proposals to encourage newcomers to speak.
  • Mentorship programme to help new speakers put together top quality, engaging talks.
  • Attendees will have the opportunity of meeting top-notch developers, discovering interesting companies and participating in new projects.
  • Design, ethics and all other aspects of the humanities are integrated into the Ruby setting.


“Taking holidays together”:

  • Held at the height of the Northern Hemisphere summer.
  • Child care for developers coming with their families.
  • Long siesta time with lots of activities such as sports, running, board games, language exchange, juggling, drone hacking or just relaxing.


The first edition. The EuRuKo conference was happening in town, expectations far exceeded the plans and many Rubyists got stuck in Berlin without a ticket. The Berlin community reacted perfectly, putting together a parallel event baptised “eurucamp”.


The eurucamp crew wanted to repeat the experience of running a relaxed and unconventional conference in Berlin. This time it was done in a big way: 200 attendees came to to the main event plus 60 to the JRubyConfEU. Everyone had fun listening to outstanding talks during a summer weekend (with great weather, by the way) on the shores of the lake.


eurucamp and JRubyConf were extended to five days full of activities, 30 speakers, more than 400 people together, becoming the reference conferences for the whole community. And boy did we have fun!


eurucamp and JRubyConf took place at HPI Potsdam near Griebnitzsee. Around 400 attendees enjoyed 25 talks. We also improved the festival atmosphere by having an open air stage.