Who is Irina Dumitrascu? I am a geek girl from Romania; I like to program, travel and walk on mountains. In the last year and a half I was lucky to do all of them while visiting South America together with my boyfriend, [Cristi], as semi-nomad freelancers. I am shy, deliberative, and intellectual. If I [...]
Who is Zack Hobson? I am a professional software developer, originally from Los Angeles. I’ve been working in database-backed web applications for most of my career, which has been going on for about 15 years (including a 3-year break after the 2000 tech bubble burst). My current employer ENTP is responsible for the products Lighthouse [...]
Who is Erik Michaels-Ober? I’m a software developer and entrepreneur living in San Francisco. You may know me as sferik on IRC, GitHub, or Twitter. I’m currently a Fellow at Code for America. I also hack on a number of open-source software projects, including RailsAdmin, Thor, Faraday, MultiXML, Octokit, the Twitter gem and the recently-kickstarted [...]
Who is Giles Bowkett? Giles Bowkett is a thriving programmer, a struggling actor, a prolific blogger, a once and future information marketer, and a former DJ whose vinyl records simply did not sell, at all. He’s writing a book on how to create algorithmic music with Ruby. He expects it to sell, because people have [...]
Who is Sean Cribbs? I’m a developer and music geek. I maintained and directed Radiant CMS for just over two years, and I’m currently the author and maintainer of Ripple, a collection of gems that help you connect your Rails 3 applications to Riak, a distributed key-value store product that is made by my employer, [...]
Who is Peter Cooper? If anyone official asks, I’m a software developer, but in reality I’m a publisher and author who now only does a little software development on the side. I’m not particularly well known for any one thing but have a lot of different projects going at the same time. I’m the editor [...]
Who is Paul Dix? I’m the author of Service Oriented Design with Ruby and Rails, a VP at a financial data startup in NYC called Benchmark Solutions, the organizer of the NYC Machine Learning meetup, and the author of several Ruby gems including Typhoeus and Feedzirra. My programming interests generally fall into one of two [...]
Who is José Valim? @josevalim An open source developer, a speaker, a musician and an entrepreneur. I’m co-founder and lead developer at Plataforma Tecnologia – a development and consultancy company focused on Ruby and Rails, based in Brazil – and a Rails Core Team member. I am happily living in Kraków with my wife!