October 18-21 2024
Warra Gnan Coastal Camp
Warrnambool, VIC

Ruby Retreat is a full weekend retreat for people interested in web development to gather and be awesome together. People attend for a variety of reasons: socializing, hacking, learning, teaching, gaming, and more. Though there is a focus on Ruby, we welcome anyone interested in programming or web technologies to join us.

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Warra Gnan Coastal Camp

Warra Gnan Coastal Camp, 17 Stanley Street, Warrnambool, VIC, 3280

Located minutes from the beach and the town itself, Warra Gnan Coastal Camp has capacity for about 80 people.

You will arrive at the venue by riding the train over from Melbourne, or by driving. We will provide more information on how to get there closer to the event.

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There is a VLine train from Melbourne You will arrive at the venue by training over from Melbourne, or by driving. We will provide more information on how to get there closer to the event.

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Do I have to sleep in a tent?

By default, every ticket includes a bunk bed onsite at the venue, but you're welcome to BYO tent and camp instead. There are also plentiful camp sites & caravan parks located a short distance up the road, if you wish to stay offsite. We would suggest either Discovery Park Warrnambool or the Lady Bay Hotel.

Will there be internet access at the camp?

Yes, the camp site is located approx 1km from the Warrnambool CBD and will have 4G/5G internet access.

I'm under 18, can I come?
(or: I have kids who are under 18, can they come?)

Unfortunately, we can't accommodate unaccompanied minors, please look into meetups and workshops in your area. If a parent is attending then we may be able to make arrangements. Please contact us before purchasing your ticket.

I have complicated dietary requirements, will you be able to feed me?

We are committed to providing food and drinks to accommodate all attendees needs, just let us know your requirements during ticket purchase and we will make sure you are catered for. If you have severe allergies please include this information and bring along your EpiPen.

Do you offer opportunity/diversity tickets?

We do! If you identify as part of a group that is underrepresented in tech, you can apply for an opportunity ticket. Opportunity tickets work exactly the same as regular ones.

If you would like to help us extend the reach of these tickets, you can make a donation via the tickets page.

Where did all these wonderful photos come from?

Photos from previous events are courtesy of DylanFM and Merrin Macleod.

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Ruby Retreat couldn’t exist without the support of our sponsors. Interested in sponsoring part of Ruby Retreat? Get in touch.

Ruby sponsors

Sapphire sponsors

Opal sponsors

Amber sponsors

Ruby Retreat is a Ruby Australia event, and is run under the Ruby Australia Code of Conduct.
For all enquiries contact retreat@ruby.org.au.