Birmingham On Rails Train

Birmingham On Rails 2020

January 31 at McWane Science Center in Birmingham, AL


Stephan Hagemann

Morning Keynote

Stephan has built a career helping organizations like Humana and Volkswagen rethink their approach to software and cloud based architectures. In his recent book, Component-based Rails Applications, he outlines best practices for pushing Ruby to new levels of performance and maintainability.

Sandi Metz

Closing Keynote

In the past 30+ years, Sandi has written innumerable applications, many of which are still running today. Sandi has spoken about SOLID, object-oriented design, and refactoring at international Ruby conferences since 2009 and has written two books Practical Object-Oriented Design and 99 Bottles of OOP.


Ratnadeep Deshmane
The story of Rails!
Craig Kerstiens
Postgres at any Scale
Anthony Crumley
Site Reliability on Rails
Claudio B.
Validating and processing the content of a file with Active Storage
Yulia Oletskaya
RPC Frameworks Overview - A Ruby Perspective
Ben Greenberg
What's Love Got To Do With It? Ruby and Sentiment Analysis


We'll be in downtown Birmingham at McWane Science Center. The McWane Science Center is located alongside the Pizits Food Hall. Looking for more? The McWane Science Center is only blocks away from several of Birmingham's best resturants, bars and coffee shops.

Parking tokens provided for McWance Science Center parking deck.

Hotel Information

A hotel block is reserved at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Birmingham Downtown. The address is 1918 1st Avenue North Birmingham, Alabama 35203 and is 3 to 4 minutes walking distance to the McWane Science Center. Rates are from $139-$149 a night. The block rates end January 13th, 2020.

Book a Room

2020 Sponsors

Are you interested in partnering with Birmingham On Rails as a sponsor? We've had sponsors partner with us to gain exposure to their product, meet potential hires, and simply support the Ruby and Rails community. We'd love to work together. Email for more information.

Code of Conduct

We want Birmingham On Rails to be a safe space for everyone. All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at the conference and conference-related events are required to abide by the code of conduct.

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