One of the things I'm most interested in at the 2007 MountainWest RubyConf is the Implementor's Panel. We're going to have John Lam (RubyCLR, Microsoft), Charles Nutter and Thomas Enebo (JRuby, Sun), Evan Phoenix (rubinius), and Kevin Tew (Cardinal) taking part in the second Implementors' Summit alongside the conference and making a panel presentation during the confence. We're going to make sure there's plenty of time for Q & A during this panel session.
The first implementors' summit was held at RubyConf 2006, and paved the way for a lot of the cooperation that we're seeing between implementors today. Hopefully this summit and panel will help promote further cooperation between the implementors and with the community at large.
If this kind of presentation is interesting to you, you should head over and sign up now, before all the seats are gone. There are only 250 available, and you don't want to get left out in the cold.
If you're working on a Ruby implementation of your own, and you'd like to be involved in the summit/panel, please drop me a line and we'll see what we can do.