Agustín has been developing software for about 15 years for world class organizations. He has worked as a programmer, tech leader, architect, coach and tester in the development of strategic services and product lines. He is a frequent speaker at local conferences and dev groups, showcasing topics as effective design, software craftsmanship and archaeology, functional programming, intelligent testing, product line development and scalability.
Clarke started Stembolt (originally FreeRunning Technologies) over 7 years ago, building it to a company of 20 developers working almost exclusively in ecommerce. Clarke's 15 years of programming and open source experience helped Stembolt fork Spree Commerce to create Solidus, which has started gaining wide adoption in the opensource rails ecommerce world.
Yegor is a CTO at Teamed.io, a software development company with an extremely distributed working model; an angel investor at SeedRamp.com
; a regular blogger at yegor256.com
; a proud holder of PMP and OCMEA certifications; a hands-on Java developer and a lead architect of rultor.com
, and jcabi.com
. Yegor lives in Palo Alto, CA and Kyiv, Ukraine.
Matt Mills is a Ruby and Rails programmer from Oakland. He also takes a lot of pictures
, and hack on open souce hardware: midnight.computer
. His newest project is an internet connected lightbulb that anyone can build and hack on. When he isn't not doing any of those things, he can be found riding the bike and drinking strong black coffee, both of which help with everything else he does.
Speaker, developer, painter, gamer: an eccentric eclectic. Caleb is currently
coding mostly in Ruby and Go. He's not a fan of the SPA. He has braved the wintry tundra of Alaska and the harsh deserts of Arizona. He
has fired a Mosin-Nagant without blinking, fought the Red Menace, built Battleship Couch, and killed a bear and wore its pelt. He enjoys fine wines, craft beers, and punching comets.
Katrina is an open source advocate at GitHub. She accidentally became a developer while pursuing a degree in molecular biology. When programming, her focus is on automation, workflow optimization, and refactoring. She works primarily in Go and Ruby, contributes to several open source projects, and is the creator of exercism.io, a platform for leveling up your programming skills.
Obie Fernandez is a 20+ year veteran of professional software development, noted author, conference speaker and tech entrepreneur with a passion for helping others push their boundaries of achievement. His most recent startup is Andela, a venture-backed startup that has raised over 40 million dollars in venture capital with the audacious goal of training one-hundred thousand young African men and women to be world-class software developers. Obie has also held leadership roles at prestigious consultancies such as ThoughtWorks and his own world-famous agency, Hashrocket. In addition to his work as editor of the Addison Wesley Professional Ruby Series, his business book, The Lean Enterprise, tackles how to apply the principles of Lean Startup at large corporations.
Designer at MagmaLabs, always trying to create tools to make any platform easier to use. Can’t work without music. His biggest dream is to be creative. Contrary to what people thinks, he can’t walk on water nor turn water into wine. He is a nice guy.
Amy is a programmer and designer who cares about STEM and STEAM education and making the world better through human-centric design and technology. She is the founder of Bubblesort Zines—zines that explain computer science concepts via drawings and stories. Previously, she was a web dev at Airbnb, did machine learning research at Honda Research Institute in Japan, and HCI research at the University of Tokyo.
Ryan Davis has been using Ruby since 2000 and is a founding member of the Seattle Ruby Brigade, the first and foremost ruby brigade in the world. He's an independent consultant and his background includes QA, automation, language and tool development, object databases, and smalltalk. In ruby/rails, he has focused on developer productivity, code/process/people optimization, and test automation tools such as heckle, hoe, ruby_parser, ruby2c, ruby2ruby, RubyInline, ZenTest, minitest, and more.
A British Ruby/Rails developer, with a penchant for tweed, fine coffee, and homebrewing. When not working for clients, he helps organise fun events around the world that teach people to program flying robots. He also occasionally speaks at international conferences on the intersection of programming and robotics.