SD Ruby is a great way to meet and collaborate with other Ruby developers in San Diego.
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The SD Ruby Team

These are the people who make SD Ruby happen.

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Rob Kaufman

Fearless Leader

Rob loves programming languages and Ruby is the first language he found that loved him back. While finishing his CS degree, Rob snuck Ruby into the software validation and tools group of a Johnson and Johnson company. He learned Rails while riding back and forth on a train between his home in San Diego, CA and work in Irvine, CA. He joined Mingle LLC. in early 2006 and has been working professionally with Rails ever since. In the fall of 2007, he struck out on his own, founded Notch8 and knows that freelancing really suites him. He enjoyed the heck out of speaking at RailsConf07, even though he lost his voice the day of his talk. Recently he's been busy helping clients with projects varying from mobile location services to a biotech online marketplace. He is regularly found at SDRuby meetings and anywhere else he can talk tech and programming.
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Chris McCann

Co-Organizer & Raffle Runner Extraordinaire

I did a career in the Air Force as a test pilot and have been a programmer geek at heart forever. Now I write Java and Python code for a defense contractor and hack on RoR and other stuff for the sheer pleasure of it.
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Etienne de Bruin

Co-Organizer & Hackfest Host

I come from a mainly C, Perl background and adopted PHP in 2004 for my web app development. I built Musolist in 2005 which runs with zero maintenance to this day. I also created Ekklesia 360 CMS which is a web service content management system optimized for Churches, Non-profits and commercial use. We built Monk Development, Inc. with the vision of "redeeming culture for the good of all using technology". I also love playing the bass and am in a band called Dropjoy.
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Scott Olmsted

Co-Organizer & Raffle Runner (Emeritus)

Software developer with more than 25 years experience. Creating web sites with Rails and Javascript at 'Rails Rescue'.
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Ben Hughes

Co-Organizer (Emeritus)

I build web applications using Ruby. When I'm not writing software, I also enjoy traveling, playing tennis, playing jazz piano, and thinking about economics.
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Patrick Crowley

Fearless Leader (On Hiatus)

I'm a web designer and developer with a passion for making web apps that have great user experience. In addition to running SD Ruby, I've organized several other technology events in San Diego, including the first three BarCamps, biweekly Jelly meetups, and Ignite San Diego.
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