This year, Ruby Central announced that 2025 will be the last RailsConf. While I’m sad to lose a favorite Ruby conference, it’s for the best. The Ruby Central team will be able to focus on their core mission: supporting the Ruby language.

There is so much work to do and so much opportunity to improve Ruby’s community and ecosystem. I’m excited to see what Ruby Central will do with their renewed focus, but they must be well-funded to succeed. If you love Ruby, consider becoming a monthly sustaining member—and ask your employer to do the same:

One last thing—It’s too easy to create caricatures of each other, to assume the worst, to forget about the people behind the avatars. Let’s come together to build the best language, frameworks, and community that we can.

Thank you, Ruby Central, for so many wonderful years of RailsConf!