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The local tech community is hosting a conference for computer programmers and software developers interested in the Ruby programming language later this month.

The Nickel City Ruby Conference, planned Sept. 20 and 21 in the Central Library at Lafayette Square, is meant to show off the region as an attractive place for developers and high-tech companies.

Ruby is an open-source programming language, and the event will be the first Ruby-focused conference held in the region.

The event is organized by members of the Western New York Ruby User Group.

Attendees will include prominent members of the national Ruby and open-source programming communities, including keynote speakers Jeff Casimir, head of Jumpstart Labs; Sara Chipps, founder of Girl Develop It; Zach Holman, a developer at Github; and Neal Sales-Griffin, co-founder of Starter League.

Before the main conference, next Thursday, O’Reilly Media will host an Ignite Conference. After the main conference, on Sept. 22, Jim Hurne will lead a Code-Retreat at Z80 Labs in Buffalo.

More information on tickets, speakers, the schedule and sponsorship is at nickelcityruby.com.

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