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Ruby Australia SGM

  • NR: Nigel Rausch
  • PA: Pat Allan
  • KPy: Keith Pitty
  • WS: Warren Seen
  • MS: Martin Stannard
  • SvC: Sebastian von Conrad
  • BS: Ben Schwarz
  • JS: Jason Stirk
  • RB: Ryan Bigg

Nigel Rausch (president) opens the meeting at 2:10pm.

Minutes by Ryan Bigg

NR: Hands over to Pat Allan.

PA explains Ruby Australia's purpose to the group.

Agenda Item #1: Minutes of last meeting. (PA)

PA motions to approve the minutes of last meeting. KPy seconds.

Agenda Item #2: President's report (NR)

NR gives thanks to WS for this Railscamp.

NR says we will get a report about next Railscamp at the end of the SGM.

NR gives thanks to MS, KPy and co. for RubyConf, happening in February.

NR gives thanks to RK, KPy and PA for their work on establishing Ruby Australia.

NR says 3 committee members are stepping down. NR, SvC and Dan Draper are stepping down.

Agenda Item #3: Treasurer's report (SvC)

$15,000 left over for seed money for new Railscamps.

Railscamp 12 is looking cashflow positive, could add to the seed money pile.

Money is also coming into the accounts from RubyConf ticket purchases and sponsorship money.

SvC will compile a more complete financial report towards the end of the year.

SvC says there is now public liability / general license for the Ruby Australia company.

Agenda Item #4: Nominations for committee members.

Nominations for President

  • NR nominates Ben Schwarz. WS seconds.

BS is now the President of Ruby Australia after January.

Martin Stannard continues in role of Vice President.

Nominations for Treasurer

  • ML nominates Jason Stirk. SvC seconds.

JS is the new Treasurer for Ruby Australia after January.

Nominations for Secretary

Ryan Bigg nominates himself. NR seconds.

RB is the new secretary for Ruby Australia after January.

Warren Seen continues as a general member. David Goodlad continues as a general member.

Agenda Item #5: RubyConf Australia (MS)

RubyConf is from 20th-22nd Feburary 2012. 80% of tickets sold already, estimated two weeks until the tickets run out.

Workshop tickets will be on sale for $100 at the end of this week (around 22nd November)


  • Corey Haines
  • Rails for iOS
  • Git talk
  • RailsGirls workshop
  • And more!

Top-tier sponsors for RubyConf are Envato and Real Estate.

Website went up earlier in the month, thanks to Mike Koukoullis and Max Wheeler.

Agenda Item #6: Railscamp #13 (BS)

Railscamp 13 will be in Melbourne, organised by Ben Schwarz.

Railscamp 6 was the first camp with over 100 people, cost over $200 and had prizes.

Date is last weekend in April next year.

Meeting closed at 2:31pm by PA.

The following 58 people attended the SGM at Railscamp 12:

  • Ben Schwarz
  • Esther Mosad
  • Lachlan Hardy
  • Nathan Sampimon
  • Sebastian von Conrad
  • Leonard Garvey
  • Pat Allen
  • Ryan Bigg
  • Martin Stannard
  • Gabriel Rotbart
  • Matenia Rossides
  • Jason Stirk
  • Keith Pitty
  • Nigel Rausch
  • Rimian Perkins
  • Craig Read
  • Kym McInerney
  • Darcy Laycock
  • Warren Seen
  • Donna Seen
  • Mikel Lindsaar
  • Noel Kelly
  • Anton Katunin
  • Mark Brown
  • Julian Doherty
  • Kirill Radzikhovskyy
  • Andy Kitchen
  • Rufus Post
  • Andrew Carson
  • Jonathan Chang
  • Sean Geoghegan
  • Kym McInerney
  • Craig Read
  • Dougal Macphersom
  • Aaron Beckerman
  • Andrew Grimm
  • Edward Tippett
  • Jude Sutton
  • Michael Milewski
  • Jared Shay
  • Luke Chadwick
  • Rob Zolkos
  • Jimmy Fan
  • Tim Hem
  • Mike Breeze
  • Steve Occhipinti
  • Sam Weller
  • Will Raxworthy
  • Charles Dale
  • Narinda Reeders
  • Tim Riley
  • Hugh Evans
  • Julian Russell
  • Christopher Chow
  • Mark Jones
  • Geoffrey Giesemann
  • Vincent Bonmalais
  • Michael Pope
  • Rob Howard

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Sutto Nov 20, 2012

@radar I think the 80% of tickets was early birds running out - might pay to confirm that.

Sutto commented Nov 20, 2012

@radar I think the 80% of tickets was early birds running out - might pay to confirm that.

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