I guess it's a little late to mention it, but in three hours FOSCON II kicks off at Free Geek, in Portland, Oregon. It's a veritable Ruby geekfest organized by the Portland Ruby Brigade (PDX.rb) ... and I will surely be there to enjoy the revelry and Hot Lips Pizza.
Update: The event went very well! Free Geek was packed to the gills with an enthusiastic crowd, and the presentations were educational, funny, and inspiring. Next year we're gonna need more space. I'll post some writeups over the next few days for those of you who couldn't make it!