RubyConf Denver

November 8-10, 2021

Thank you to our sponsors.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Check out our Sponsorship Prospectus to learn about sponsorship opportunities. and email sponsors@rubycentral.org to get in touch!

Engine Yard
Diamond

Engine Yard is your Ruby DevOps- you’ve got the apps; we’ve got the ops. Since 2006 we have been working with the Ruby community, and have over a decade of full-stack experience plus a support offering that is one of the best in the business. If you like your Heroku with a twist of Ruby then Engine Yard is for you. It’s a complete solution at an affordable price with no hidden costs or surprises. Are you looking for a platform to host your Ruby app on AWS? Your search ends here. Engine Yard gets you from development to deployment in minutes. We love talking to Ruby enthusiasts so do let us know how we can help.

Homebot
Platinum

We help people save money and build wealth by encouraging smart home finance decisions. Our platform empowers consumers with personalized and actionable financial insights, and facilitates engagement with the experts that can help them manage this asset — their loan officer and real estate agent — through the full homeownership lifecycle. A win-win for consumers and for lenders and agents seeking to grow their repeat and referral business.

Wrapbook
Platinum

Wrapbook is a fintech platform made for businesses that hire workers on a project basis. Production companies use Wrapbook to hire cast and crew members for projects -- Wrapbook handles onboarding, time entry, and payments. Workers create portable profiles that travel with them from one production company to another, which removes the tedious task of onboarding workers over and over again. Backed by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from WndrCo (the investment company led by Jeffrey Katzenberg) and CAA co-founder Michael Ovitz; Wrapbook is building tools that empower creative industries and delight clients by obliterating a massive amount of tedium from their lives.

Weedmaps
Platinum

Weedmaps is the leading technology and software infrastructure provider to the cannabis industry. The company was founded in 2008 with a strong belief in the power of cannabis and the importance of enabling safe, legal access to consumers worldwide. Weedmaps’ mission is to power a transparent and inclusive global cannabis economy. Weedmaps’s complete business-in-a-box solution for the cannabis industry helps tens of millions of cannabis users find the good stuff every month, and Ruby on Rails is a key part of the company’s growth, future, and developer culture. Come work with us!

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Grailed
Platinum

Powered by Ruby on Rails, Grailed is one of the largest peer-to-peer marketplaces for clothing. We connect over 7 million users to take control of fashion commerce to buy, sell, and explore style. Founded in 2014, we recently secured a $60M Series B to help us build and develop features for our users. We’re rapidly growing our remote-first engineering team which is organized into fully-autonomous EPD squads that are enabled to ship code every 10 minutes. Come work with us!

MX
Platinum

MX, the leader in modern connectivity and data enhancement for financial institutions and fintechs, helps organizations everywhere connect to the world’s financial data and turn raw, unstructured data into their most valuable asset to deliver intelligent and personalized money experiences. MX connects more than 16,000 financial institutions and fintechs providing the industry’s most reliable and secure data connectivity network. Additionally, MX powers 85% of digital banking providers, as well as thousands of banks, credit unions, and fintechs, with a combined reach of over 200 million consumers

Shopify
Platinum

Shopify is a global commerce company powering over 1.7 million businesses worldwide, and we love Ruby! It's the foundational technology behind our success. Shopify is built on RoR, and with over 2.8 million lines of Ruby code, we have the oldest and largest Rails codebase in the world powering our core monolith. Our Ruby Infrastructure Team’s core purpose is to make Ruby fast, scalable, safe, and more enjoyable for Ruby developers globally while providing the best development platform for Shopify developers. We're committed to the future of Ruby as a language. Learn more about Ruby at scale with Shopify.

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Doximity
Platinum

Doximity is transforming the healthcare industry. Our mission is to help physicians save time so they can provide better care for patients. We provide doctors modern communication, workflow, and continuing education tools. Over one million healthcare professionals (including 70% of U.S. doctors) rely on our products. We’ve facilitated over 100 million Telehealth calls with Doximity Dialer. Our goal is to improve inefficiencies in our $3.5 trillion U.S. healthcare system, and we love building innovative technology that has a real, meaningful impact on physicians’ and patients’ lives. Join us @ work.doximity.com

Scout APM
Gold

Scout’s mission is to empower developers with the confidence and insights needed to understand their complex applications in a simple and intuitive way. Scout APM is a leading application performance and error monitoring tool built by developers, for developers. It enables them to spend their time building products customers love by minimizing the effort required to identify and resolve performance issues. Scout’s developer-centric approach and tracing logic that ties issues such as memory bloat, N+1 queries and other abnormalities, to source code enables any developer to become a performance pro. To learn more, visit scoutapm.com.

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Doctible
Gold

Doctible is changing the way healthcare practices engage and communicate with patients. Founded in 2013, we offer best-in-class software to healthcare practices to automate back-office tasks while giving them the ability to engage and get feedback from patients. So that healthcare providers can do what they do best: tending to patients! Leave the rest of the automation tasks with Doctible. Besides being a one-stop shop offering intelligent solutions, Doctible has a wide variety of integrations with practice management software, which allows us to seamlessly serve millions of patients on a daily basis. At the heart of Doctible's smart platform is a Rails application built by a nimble team of passionate engineers.

Orbit
Gold

Orbit is building mission control for developer communities like Kubernetes and CircleCI. Our community experience software helps companies to grow and measure their community across any platform. The tech stack is Ruby on Rails with JavaScript on the front end. We’ve recently completed our Series A funding and are backed by an amazing group of investors including Coatue, A16Z, Heavybit, and Harrison Metal. Join our remote-first team that values empathy, quality, and the occasional space pun. We are committed to a fast and collaborative interview process.

Tidelift
Gold

Tidelift helps organizations effectively manage the open source behind modern applications. Tidelift enables organizations to accelerate development and reduce risk when building apps with open source, so they can create even more incredible software.

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Vimeo
Gold

Vimeo is the world’s leading all-in-one video software solution. Our platform enables any professional, team, and organization to unlock the power of video to create, collaborate and communicate. We proudly serve our growing community of over 200 million users. Vimeo OTT, a part of Vimeo, provides all the tools and tech people need to grow their audience and build thriving video businesses, from small content creators to major media partners. At the heart of Vimeo OTT is a Rails application built by a group of diverse, thoughtful, and curious engineers who love Ruby.

Betterment
Gold

Betterment is the largest independent digital investment advisor, offering investing and retirement solutions alongside their everyday services for spending and saving. Since 2010, Betterment has had one mission: to make people’s lives better with easy-to-use, personalized investment solutions. Using cutting-edge technology, they empower hundreds of thousands of customers to manage their money – for today, tomorrow, and someday – through personalized, expert advice; automated money management tools; and tax-smart strategies that help keep taxes low.

New Relic One
Gold

New Relic One is the most powerful cloud-based observability platform. Learn why customers trust New Relic for improved uptime and performance, greater scale and efficiency, and accelerated time to market at https://trynewrelic.com/rubyconf.

 Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Silver

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, or CZI, is a new kind of philanthropy that’s leveraging technology, community-driven solutions, and collaboration to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges — from eradicating disease, to improving education, to building community and affordable housing solutions, to reform of the criminal justice and immigration systems. Our approach is different from many philanthropies, in that we’re pairing engineering with grantmaking, strategic partnerships and collaborations, impact investing, and advocacy to dramatically accelerate the pace of progress. Help us create, design, code, and build a future for everyone!

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Cedarcode
Silver

Cedarcode integrates smoothly with companies to collaborate full-time on their projects and help them boost their teams. We add value from day one by adapting to your process and making honest suggestions, while we pour all of our experience and best practices into the teams we work with. High-quality code, attention to detail, as well as a passion for performance and security, are some of our biggest highlights. We build relationships that turn into long-term partnerships which prove that getting external help can be amazing.

Fullscript
Silver

Fullscript is one of Canada’s fastest growing tech companies. We’ve built the leading platform for prescribing integrative health products, and our work positively impacts millions of lives everyday. Helping people get better is at the core of everything we do and our purpose extends well beyond our platform. We are building an organization where people thrive, grow, and have a high impact through their work. Fullscript’s core app is a robust Ruby on Rails monolith that uses React, Typescript, Graphql and Apollo on the front end. We’ve recently eclipsed 500 employees, and we’re just getting started. Join us on our journey - www.fullscript.com/careers

Kolide
Silver

Kolide’s flagship SaaS product was built from the ground up to enable organizations to achieve their security and compliance goals by practicing the tenants of Honest Security. Instead of locking down devices, Kolide enables teams to communicate their organization’s security recommendations on Slack so they are most impactful to an end-user. Over 250 customers proudly use Kolide today to secure devices via Slack providing millions of customized security and compliance recommendations for their Linux, Mac, and Windows devices. To learn more, please visit kolide.com.

Cobalt
Silver

Cobalt is a fast-growing startup that is redefining pentesting and making cybersecurity easier and more accessible. Our Pentest as a Service (PtaaS) platform, coupled with an exclusive global community of testers, delivers real-time insights to hundreds of leading B2B companies helping them to remediate risk quickly and innovate securely. The platform brings both sides together to identify, triage and fix vulnerabilities. Seven years and over 20K commits later, our technology has been battle tested by thousands of users. We have Scandinavian roots, an American base and a global outlook. Our remote-first team is characterized by a fun, fast-paced and collaborative culture based on individual responsibility and ownership.

DNSimple
Silver

DNS made simple: manage your domains with our Rest API. Ready for worry-free DNS hosting and Domain management? Our API, ready-made code libraries, & tools help you connect your domain. Ready to offer domain registration to your customers? Plug into our API, or join our Rapid Reseller Program to create recurring revenue. No up-selling. No convoluted pricing. Simple DNS by people who get it. Try us free for 30 days.

Andela
Silver

Andela is a global talent network that connects companies with vetted, remote engineers in emerging markets. Hundreds of leading companies like GitHub, Cloudflare, and ViacomCBS leverage Andela to scale their engineering teams quickly and cost-effectively. A distributed organization spanning six continents, Andela is backed by investors including Generation Investment Management, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Spark Capital, and Google Ventures

Collab
Silver

Collab is the technology partner and entertainment network for the creators driving internet culture. Being an independent video creator is one of the most fun ways to earn a living, but it's hard to do and most creators can’t make enough money to pay their bills. We’ve provided software, sales, and services to help hundreds of the top social video creators reach their full potential creatively and financially. Focusing on the success of creators, we’ve built one of the most watched entertainment networks in the world bringing laughs and inspiration to the majority of all Gen-Z and Millennials in the US across YouTube, TikTok, Instagram and Facebook. Collab’s software and services help creators increase earnings, grow their audience, improve content, and build personal brands. Services include: Digital Rights Management, Licensing and Syndication, Brand Partnerships, Content and Audience Growth Strategy, Media Sales, and Creator Development.

Thinkific
Silver

Thinkific exists at the intersection of business and education. Our SaaS platform is built on Ruby on Rails and gives entrepreneurs and businesses everything they need to build, market, and sell online courses, and to run their business seamlessly under their own brand, on their own site. Thinkific powers more than 50,000 active course creators who have delivered over 100M courses in 165+ countries, and we’re still growing!Following our 2021 IPO, we’re adding to our 400+ person company team and hiring for passionate engineers to join our distributed team all across Canada. Come see why Thinkific has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Canada—learn more at thinkific.com/careers

Unite Us
Silver

Unite Us is a technology company that builds coordinated care networks of health and social service providers. With Unite Us, providers across sectors can send and receive secure electronic referrals, track every person’s total health journey, and report on tangible outcomes across a full range of services in a centralized, cohesive, and collaborative ecosystem. Unite Us’ dedicated team builds authentic, lasting partnerships with local organizations to ensure their networks have a solid foundation, launch successfully, and continue to grow and thrive. This social infrastructure helps communities transform their ability to work together and measure impact at scale.

Root
Silver

Root is a car insurance company founded on the belief that good drivers should pay less for insurance since they’re less likely to get into accidents. Some drivers are paying significantly more than they should for car insurance because most carriers base rates primarily on demographics, not driving. We’re fixing that. Root is reinventing the broken insurance industry by using technology in smartphones to measure driving behavior. The Root app measures things like smooth braking and turning to determine who is a safe driver and who isn’t. By only insuring good drivers, we can offer more affordable rates. And the software the engineering team built from scratch powers it all.

The RealReal
Silver

The RealReal is the world’s largest online marketplace for authenticated, consigned luxury goods. We are committed to creating a culture of belonging, safety, and trust for all TRR team members. Engineers at TRR are exposed to the latest technology and a data-driven culture on a daily basis. Our team is friendly, helpful, collaborative, and building real solutions that are core to our business. We're tackling some exciting problems in eCommerce and the sustainable fashion space, such as using machine learning technology to authenticate consigned items as genuine, simplifying consignment logistics, personalizing recommendations, optimizing pricing, and much more!

Saeloun
Bronze

Saeloun is a team of developers who work with small and large teams, helping them get to their milestones. We are very passionate about building great products and specialise in Ruby on Rails, ReactJS and React Native. We love what we do but what makes us shine is the years of experience in Ruby development and immense contribution to the community. We often speak in conferences, make regular open source contributions, work fully remote and build some cool things. Our team members happen to be top contributors to Ruby on Rails and many other projects. We are very prolific in blogging about our learnings and are featured regularly on various publications.

Gusto
Bronze

Gusto is a modern, online people platform that helps small businesses take care of their teams. On top of full-service payroll, Gusto offers health insurance, 401(k)s, expert HR, and team management tools. Today, Gusto offices in Denver, San Francisco, and New York serve more than 200,000 businesses nationwide.

G2
Bronze

G2 is the largest, most trusted software marketplace and a proud supporter of RubyConf and its community. G2 helps 5.5M people every month make software decisions based on authentic peer reviews. Thousands of companies partner with G2 to build reputation, manage spend, and grow their business -- including Salesforce, Hubspot, Zoom, Adobe, and Lyft. The company has raised over $350M in funding from IVP, Accel Partners, Permira, LinkedIn, Emergence Capital, Pritzker Group, Chicago Ventures, Hyde Park Ventures, and industry leaders, which includes a $157M Series D round. Headquartered in Chicago, the company has a valuation of over $1.1B and operates globally.

Sana
Bronze

Sana is leading the value-based care revolution by reducing the cost of high-quality healthcare for small businesses. We focus on value and quality of care to give employees great coverage at a lower cost, all while making it easier than ever to administer and use those benefits. Sana provides all-access plans that allow employees to see any provider they want with no out-of-network fees, as well as free on-demand telehealth appointments, mental health support, and fitness classes at no cost. We’re hiring across all departments: marketing, operations, engineering, finance and product! Please visit our careers page to learn more!

Streaver
Bronze

Streaver is a talented team of passionate engineers providing expert agile web development on Ruby On Rails and JS frameworks such as React and Vue. We care about the whole software development cycle, adapting to customers' processes, contributing to the culture, and taking the software applications to the next level. We strive to stay up-to-date with the technology we use and pay close attention to detail while following best practices and taking care of performance and security as a whole. Building long-term relationships with our clients is our goal, and we believe that's the only way to go.

Mux

Streaming Sponsor

Mux is a powerful API to video and performance monitoring platform. POST a video; GET back a video URL that plays well on any device. Founded by video experts, including the creators of the biggest open-source video player (Video.js), Mux makes beautiful video possible for every development team.

Tidelift

Scholarship Sponsor

Tidelift helps organizations effectively manage the open source behind modern applications. Tidelift enables organizations to accelerate development and reduce risk when building apps with open source, so they can create even more incredible software.

Knowde

Scholars and Guides Reception Sponsor

Knowde is the leading online marketplace for producers and buyers of ingredients, polymers and chemistry. The Knowde.com marketplace allows R&D professionals and buyers to search, compare, sample, quote and purchase products from every producer on earth, all in one place. With more than 100,000 products and thousands of producer storefronts — more than any distributor, marketplace or middleman organization in the history of the industry — Knowde is the largest marketplace of its kind. Knowde is backed by top tier investors including Coatue, Sequoia Capital, Refactor Capital, Bee Partners, Cantos Ventures, Sound Ventures, TQ Ventures, K5 Global, Mantis VC, Knollwood, 8VC, and FJ Labs.