The
Rails SaaS
Conference

October 6–7, 2022
Dream Hollywood
Los Angeles, California
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Meeting at the intersection of Rails and business

The future of Rails is exciting! In 2022, Ruby on Rails remains one of the easiest, most accessible, and best taught ways for indie developers and small teams to build and launch SaaS businesses that can grow and scale. Join us as we gather like-minded entrepreneurs and software developers around that goal for a unique, two- conference.

Hosted by Andrew Culver and your friends at Bullet Train.

community

A small, next-generation Ruby on Rails conference

Top-Shelf Presentations

Rails-loving SaaS operators will focus on the product, engineering, and business insights and tooling that helped them succeed.

A Hollywood Production

Local industry producers will work with speakers to capture their content so we can help many more people online.

Built-in Hallway Track

Our session schedule is low-key, leaving lots of time to catch up with old friends and make new ones, and our venue is perfect for it.

MINASWAN Live

Come meet with Rails and SaaS veterans who love helping newcomers on their product and business journeys.

Gorgeous Venue

Dream Hollywood is beautifully designed and perfectly located. Less "business conference," more "vacation with friends."

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Walkable Neighborhood

An incredible number of restaurants and experiences within walking distance, right in the core of downtown Hollywood.

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speakers

Speakers

Todd Dickerson

Co-Founder, ClickFunnels

Saron Yitbarek

Founder, Disco

Don Pottinger

Co-Founder, LanguaTalk

Colleen Schnettler

Co-Founder, Hammerstone

Michael Buckbee

Founder, Expedited Security

Nadia Odunayo

Founder & CEO, The StoryGraph

Mike Coutermarsh

"code", PlanetScale

Joe Masilotti

Founder, RailsDevs

Adam Pallozzi

Co-Founder, SleepHQ

Jason Charnes

Lead Product Developer, Podia

Evan Phoenix

Principle Engineer, HashiCorp

Andrew Culver

Creator, Bullet Train

schedule

Event Schedule

  • Thursday

    October 6, 2022

  • Friday

    October 7, 2022

8 AM

Registration and Breakfast Bar

9 AM

Nadia Odunayo

Founder & CEO
The StoryGraph

Getting to one million users as a one-woman dev team

From the first 100 signups, all the way up to 1 million, Nadia takes us through an intimate journey of how she built her book tracking and recommendations startup The StoryGraph.

10 AM

Joe Masilotti

Founder
RailsDevs

Why are we afraid to hire junior Rails developers?

What I’ve learned from helping companies hire Rails developers for the past year and from being a developer myself for over a decade.

11 AM

Michael Buckbee

Founder
Expedited Security

Practical SaaS Security

Have you ever felt the icy hand of fate clench your heart as your server is irrevocably pulled from your grasp by nefarious cyber criminals? Learn practical SaaS security survival tips for protecting your SaaS from incidents and intrusions of all kinds.

Noon

Lunch Break

2 PM

Don Pottinger

Co-Founder
LanguaTalk

Rails and the Part-Time Founder

Join us for a conversation with Don, full-time Google engineering manager, discussing how Rails helped him build and co-found a two-sided language tutoring marketplace that generates seven-figures in revenue.

3 PM

Adam Pallozzi

Co-Founder
SleepHQ

Advanced Roles in Rails

Learn strategies and best practices for modeling and building complex authorization systems in Rails. Take a look at the new Bullet Train Roles gem and learn how it can be used to implement complex authorization systems easily.

4 PM

Saron Yitbarek

Founder
Disco

Stewards

Through deeply personal stories and real world examples, Saron will take us on a journey exploring privacy, identity, and applications and the role developers play.

8 AM

Breakfast Bar

9 AM

Todd Dickerson

Co-Founder
ClickFunnels

Choosing Rails, All Over Again

A lot has happened since ClickFunnels was first built with Rails. Revisiting the incredible success of ClickFunnels as a product and a business, we'll hear why they continue to choose Rails amidst the modern development landscape.

10 AM

Colleen Schnettler

Co-Founder
Hammerstone

Dynamic Filtering in Rails with Refine

Adding filters to your Rails application is a pain. There’s no clean, object oriented way to add filtering logic. This usually leads to complicated query objects that are messy and hard to maintain. Enter Refine Rails — a drop in visual filtering component for your app.

11 AM

Evan Phoenix

Principle Engineer
HashiCorp

Communities: An Innovation Engine

Communities, both formal and informal, have played a huge role in the advancement of computing. We'll look at some historical examples and also the Rails community and how it's community is a critical aspect of its success.

Noon

Lunch Break

2 PM

Mike Coutermarsh

"code"
PlanetScale

Building at the Speed of Rails

Learn how the world's highest performing engineering teams rapidly ship and iterate their way to building huge businesses with Ruby on Rails.

3 PM

Jason Charnes

Staff Product Developer
Podia

The Rails Renaissance

Ruby on Rails is in the middle of a revolution. But this isn't Ruby on Rails' first revolution. Let's explore how we got here and where we're going.

4 PM

Andrew Culver

Creator
Bullet Train

I was wrong, but since we're here...

Since 2017, Bullet Train has been helping people launch SaaS businesses with Ruby on Rails. In this session, we'll revisit some of the decisions that made Bullet Train what it is and review the most exciting developments, improvements, and accomplishments of the last year.

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$ 299

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