Speakers

Yukihiro Matsumoto
Yukihiro Matsumoto
Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto is the mastermind behind the inception of Ruby. Since 1993 he has been designing our precious jewel up to its current version.
Charles Nutter
Charles Nutter
Red Hat
JRuby guy, JVM guy. World's only Java Champion and Ruby Hero. He has worked on JRuby for the past eight years and has been a JVM enthusiast since Java 1.0. Charles hopes to make JRuby the best Ruby implementation for high performance, big data, and heavy loads, and to use lessons learned from JRuby to help the JVM and other languages that run on it meet their potential.
Judit Ördög-Andrási
Judit Ördög-Andrási
Emarsys
Judit is a software engineer who cares about product and technology, and is passionate about diversity and inclusivity in tech. She works as a full stack developer at Emarsys Technologies, a Budapest-based company making marketing automation software. Previously she worked at Prezi on internal tooling and infrastructure related projects.
Bozhidar Batsov
Bozhidar Batsov
Bozhidar is the author of RuboCop and the editor of the community Ruby and Rails style guides. Most people would probably describe him as an Emacs zealot (and they would be right). He's also quite fond of the Lisp family of languages, functional programming in general and Clojure in particular.
Believe it or not, Bozhidar has hobbies and interests outside the realm of computers, but we won't bore with those here.
Sebastian Sogamoso
Sebastian Sogamoso
Cookpad
Sebastián is a software engineer at Cookpad. He likes burritos, pear programming and teaching and organizes RubyConf Colombia
Sai Warang
Sai Warang
Shopify
When not helping build and grow Shopify Capital, I like reading existentialist philosophy and finding opportunities to dance to Bhangra music.
Katelyn Hertel
Katelyn Hertel
NewsCred
Katelyn is a Customer Support Engineer (CSE) out of the NewsCred's NYC office. Before she was a CSE, she attended the bootcamp Bloc.io where she studied Ruby & Rails. She's a history nerd and likes to study languages such as Latin and Ancient Greek. In her free time she enjoys playing soccer and video games, looking at pictures of puppies, and keeping her code skills up.
Katarzyna Turbiasz-Bugała
Katarzyna Turbiasz-Bugała
Rebased
Philologist by graduation, genealogist and probate researcher by the longest work experience, Rails Girls attendee by luck, web developer at Rebased by far. In love-hate relationship with Elasticsearch. Apart from playing with code, discovers playing console games, reads and laughs plenty, playing and dances samba Brasil.
Netto Farah
Netto Farah
Segment
Netto Farah is a Lead Software Engineer at Segment. A lover of everything Rails and Javascript, Netto is always looking for creative ways to build great user experiences on the web.
Anthony Zacharakis
Anthony Zacharakis
DigitalOcean
Anthony Zacharakis works on payments and billing at DigitalOcean (PDX division). He's been working on billing systems of all shapes and flavors for his entire career and isn't (that) scared of them anymore. He switched to the world of Ruby six years ago and has been a loyal supporter ever since.
Anna Shcherbinina
Anna Shcherbinina
I'm software engineer at Artec3D. We make the best hand-held 3D scanners and software in the world. I lead web development in Artec3D and we are developing web side 3d scanning services.
Arafat Khan
Arafat Khan
I am doing my bachelors degree at IIT Kharagpur and I am the author of tensorflow.rb which was funded initially by Somatic.io and later I got selected for the Ruby Grant 2016. Aside from Open source I am also a high rated competitive programmer. I am also interested in Research and I am selected for MITACS Research internship in Simon Fraser University, Canada and will be working on a Medical Imaging project.
Erik Sasha Romijn
Erik Sasha Romijn
Sasha is the co-founder and CTO of a small Django development company in Amsterdam. They are deeply involved in the community around Django, a popular Python web framework, being a Django team member and co-organiser of various conferences. Sasha has a particular interest in well-being and ethical issues around communities and development.
Wojtek Rząsa
Wojtek Rząsa
Informatics specialist by passion and by profession. A PhD but primarily an engineer. Interested in distributed systems and software development. With special passion for programming and for Ruby. Works at Rzeszow University of Technology (Rzeszow, Poland), among the others teaches Ruby and Ruby on Rails. Involved in Rzeszow Ruby User Group (http://rrug.pl). More on linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wrzasa/
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