Ruby for Good 2023

July 28 - 31

Our Event

The Ruby for Good DC Conference is an annual event based out of the DC metro area where engineers, designers, product managers, and other gooders from all over the globe get together over a long weekend to collaboratively build projects in service of our communities. Gooders stay on-site, and hacking and socializing takes place in communal areas. Questions? Check out the FAQ or drop us a note on Slack or via email at

This year we are going to be holding the event at the George Mason University in the Washington DC suburb of Fairfax, VA.

We're very proud to once again be organizing the Ruby for Good DC conference. This conference, to our knowledge, is the first and currently only conference of this kind ever. We are bringing together technologists to learn, teach, and work on civic and open-source projects.

Why Sponsor?

By the very nature of our conference, our attendees are some of the most passionate, connected, and involved in the Ruby community. For companies looking to hire, this is an excellent opportunity to meet and interact professionally and socially with prospective candidates. By sponsoring, you are demonstrating your commitment to your community, open source, and the Ruby community as a whole.

Safety Information


Vaccination has proven to be the most potent weapon in the fight to reclaim our lives with COVID-19. On every level, from fighting infection to reducing hospitalization, it is the only weapon in our arsenal that lets us do the things we love while also saving lives.

Ruby for Good is a vaccination required event, and proof of vaccination will be required to attend. Vaccination status will be requested in advance and proof will be required at the door. (We may explore a way to allow people to submit proof in advance, but this is going to be limited by our lack of ability to securely handle personal medical data online.) You will not be checked in or allowed to attend any portion of the event if you do not show proof of vaccination. This decision is not up for discussion.

Code of Conduct

Please take a moment to read our Code of Conduct. Violation of the code of conduct will not be tolerated.


Want to participate but need some help? We don't want money to prevent people from doing good. Apply for a scholarship here!