For the first NSScotland in 2011 we able to secure a free venue, and BitWink were kind enough to pay for lunch. There were no costs associated with the conference at all, so the ticket price was just an opportunity to raise some money for charity.
This year, with the larger size and expected larger numbers, We're in a venue that costs real money for both space and food. That means that the ticket prices are higher than 2011.
However, we're delighted to say that tickets are only £199 for the two-day conference or £259 for the conference and a choice of tutorial (there's no VAT).
Just like in 2011, your ticket price includes lunches, but does not include accommodation or travel. We hope to arrange dinner on the Saturday night, but this will very much depend on numbers.
In 20 years, Alan’s done a lot of different things in Software. He’s built control systems for dams in FORTRAN, the original DVD authoring tools on Windows in C++, Financial Systems on Solaris in Java, System Monitoring software on Linux in Ruby, and these days merchant tools for iOS in Objective C. In between he’s been an Agile process consultant for ObjectMentor and ThoughtWorks, and co-organises the Scottish Ruby Conference.
Paul is a coach and coder with over ten years of experience of Agile/XP. He is an active member of the Ruby and Agile communities, and co-organiser of the Scottish Ruby Conference. He has spoken at many conferences and events; these include RubyConf, The Naked Agilist, and guest lectures at Glasgow Caledonian and Edinburgh Napier Universities.