RailsConf 2008 (and CabooseConf) is about to begin. If you’re heading to Portland, say hi. We’ll have t-shirts and stickers, as well as a big banner in the Engine Yard booth.

Here are the talks GitHubbers will be giving:

The Profitable Programmer – 2:50pm on Friday. This is a panel featuring all three GitHub developers as well as the inimitable Geoffrey Grosenbach and the prolific Ben Curtis.

[The Launc]( Dos and Don’ts of Real Life Deploys”:http://en.oreilly.com/rails2008/public/schedule/detail/1963) – 4:25pm on Friday. Right after the Profitable Programmer talk, in the same room, come see Chris (that’s me!) talk about lessons learned launching a Rails site. I’ll tell some disaster stories, share useful plugins and techniques, and go over GitHub’s architecture.

Build Your Own Distributed, Self-Configuring Rails Cluster – 1:50pm on Saturday. See Tom and KirinDave talk about Fuzed, their nutty Erlang library for intelligently scaling Rails instances to the moon (and beyond).

Using Git to Manage and Deploy Rails Apps – 10:45am on Saturday. While he isn’t a GitHub developer, Git genius Scott Chacon will be giving a talk that you can’t afford to miss. Even if you know Git, there is sure to be some valuable information here. (Scott wrote the Git Peepcode PDF, creates Gitcasts, and has a bunch of Git related projects hosted here.)

Got one of those new fangled iPhones? Here’s an ics of our talks: GitHub-RailsConf-2008.ics. See you there!