RailsConf 2022

Tech conferences are fun! Especially when you have friends attending the conference with you, and even more so, when you can make new friends. We might be biased (okay, we're totally biased) but we think that gooders (individuals and organizations that give their time and talent in service of their communities, to make the world gooder), are by far some of the best people around.

Join a group of gooders, on May 16, 2022, the day before RailsConf begins, to make an impact in the Portland community. Build your network, make friends, and socialize, while learning about interesting conference sessions to attend, discovering the best local coffee shops, and enjoying lunch with an amazing group of people.

Making an Impact!


Diaper Volunteering

No family should have to choose between purchasing food or diapers for their children. The Portland Diaper Bank's mission is to provide no cost diapering supplies to low-income and houseless families. We will be partnering with Portland Diaper Bank to help assemble and package diapers and period supplies into bundles that are easy to distribute to partner agencies and through them, to the community. This meaningful work is done for the most part by volunteers, like us, and enables the Portland Diaper Bank to continue its critical work in the community.

In addition to being important work, it is also a lot of fun, and a lovely time to connect with like-minded gooders. We've seen volunteering sessions like this one, lead to long-term friendships and professional opportunities.

Getting There

We will meet in the lobby of the conference hotel, the Double Tree Portland, and will announce a time closer to the date. While we don't have the exact time yet, we will likely be leaving from the hotel around noon. We will coordinate rideshares and head to the volunteering venue together. Although, you are welcome to meet us there if it is more convenient for you.

Diaper Volunteering 1


Diaper Volunteering 2

We will spend approximately 1-2 hours volunteering at the Portland Diaper Bank, after which we will head to a local restaurant/brewery for lunch and socializing. As with all Ruby for Good events, we have some super fun ice-breaker conversation topics lined up, and we're really excited to make new Ruby friends!


We need an accurate headcount to ensure that the Portland Diaper Bank can accommodate us all. Join us in our Slack , say hello and request an invite to the private #railsconf channel, and let us know that you will be joining us. If you are unable to join us in Slack, send an RSVP email to info@rubyforgood.org.

Diaper Volunteering 2

Support Us!

If supporting a group of rubyists making an impact is something your company would be interested in supporting, get in touch with us at info@rubyforgood.org. We would be deeply grateful for sponsors for transportation and a meal for volunteers.