Ruby Retreat: 2020 + 1

Fri 15 – Mon 18 Oct 2021 NZDT

Mt Cheeseman Ski Lodge, Mount Cheeseman Mount Cheeseman Ski Field Road, Castle Hill, New Zealand Map

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The first Ruby Retreat is to be held around Christchurch at the fantastic Mt Cheeseman Ski Lodge. We were last at this venue for the last Rails Camp in 2017, and it's a really great experience.

Alcohol Policy

Ruby Retreat: 2020 + 1 is aiming to have a licensed duty manager with responsible service of alcohol provided by the event.

When should I arrive?

Please arrive at Christchurch Airport before 3PM on Friday, 15th October. Barring any unforeseen circumstances out of our control, it's safe to book flights to leave after 1PM on Monday, 18th October. Or, you could stick around tour our beautiful South Island, with tourist operators needing our support more than ever.

What's included with your ticket?

  • Very high quality catering for all meals over the weekend including dinner on Friday, and breakfast on Monday.
  • Coffee (through various brewing methods including espresso, aeropress, pourover), Tea, and snacks.
  • Accommodation (think ski-lodge bunk-room style with shared bathrooms) for Friday, Saturday, Sunday nights.
  • Transport to the retreat from Christchurch Airport, and we'll return you back again after the retreat.
  • The opportunity to meet lots of people in the New Zealand Ruby programming community.

What should you bring?

Please bring some bedding, and a towel. There are mattresses and pillows and 1 blanket per bunk but no sheets, duvets etc so you will need to bring these, or a sleeping bag along with a pillow case.

Opportunity Scholarship Discount Voucher

This ticket is available to anyone who self-identifies as belonging to a group that is poorly represented in tech. Examples of groups that meet this criteria include (but are not limited to) women, non-binary and trans people, Māori and Pasifika, people of colour, people whose age group is not well represented in tech, and people with disabilities. No explanation will be required if you choose this ticket – we just want to see you there!

If this applies to you, then to secure your ticket for the low price of $50, simply choose "Opportunity Scholarship".

More Information

Please see our website

Contact information

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