This is the archived website for the 2017 edition of Kiwi Ruby.

Kiwi Ruby is happening again in 2019!



Kiwi Ruby would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors.

Ruby sponsors

Loyalty New Zealand is New Zealand’s expert in loyalty and runs the most comprehensive coalition loyalty programme in New Zealand, Fly Buys. We love to enable smarter business for our clients using customer insights and data analytics under our brand Lab360.

We are proud to sponsor Kiwi Ruby to support our talented Technology team and help promote diversity in the local Ruby community, because we love to give.

Trineo is a highly capable team with expertise in building software and experiences that drive value for businesses around the world. Every day we wrangle complex problems in data brokering, consumer/employee identity management, CRM and modern system integration on the web.

Our projects deliver these at scale and provide effortless user experience through snappy performance, sublime interactions and engaging interface design.

We offer engineering excellence, product strategy/execution and strategic consulting. Our dynamic team are found in offices in the US (Boulder), New Zealand (Christchurch and Auckland) and Australia (Sydney).

Design sponsor

Icelab has been with us from Day One. From scheming in the back of the bus back from Rails Camp right through to the beautiful and sleek logo and website, Icelab has been a delight to work with, and their commitment to the Ruby community is legendary.

They are great at design, they are great at websites, and we love them.

Gold sponsors

YouDo is a Wellington software house with a country wide customer base. We have been at the forefront of a number of energy industry and fintech innovations since our inception 10 years ago.

Ruby at YouDo is an integral part of our web, mobile and data science applications. Ruby’s beauty and elegance allows us to build complex solutions in a highly interactive environment.

AddressFinder is your cost-effective solution for collecting and verifying NZ and Australian addresses. Within a few keystrokes users get a predictive dropdown of suggested addresses. The selected address autocompletes all the address fields accurately.

Flux Federation is the engine that powers Powershop in NZ, Australia and the UK. With a team of 100+ developers and designers (and the odd office dog) we deliver marvellous products and experiences for energy teams and their customers, all around the world.

Optimal Workshop is a user research platform that makes life easier for anyone trying to design things better. Their tree testing, card sorting, first-click, survey and qualitative research tools enable organisations, big and small, to test, benchmark and make evidence-based design decisions.

Silver sponsors


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Diversity scholarship sponsor

Rabid are a software development consultancy, providing expertise that allows our clients to tackle their big challenges in a digital environment. We believe that diversity is an important part of any healthy culture, and ensures a range of knowledge and experience can be brought to bear in developing solutions. We are proud to be providing scholarships to Kiwi Ruby and encouraging the growth of diversity in the Wellington technology culture.

Childcare sponsor

We believe it takes a community to raise a child, and have created Storypark in support of this belief. We are a digital documentation and communication platform that's built with Ruby, so the local development community is equally important to us. We want to nurture growth of all children, as well as those who are still children at heart!

Workshop sponsor

Eiara specialises in working with clients to develop DevOps processes and pipelines, bringing security and reliability to the entire software development process. Eiara also focusses on working with clients to manage the technical requirements and cultural impacts of new and existing processes within the organisation, to meet the short, medium and long-term needs of the business.