Thanks to these folks for making GoRuCo possible:
David A. Black is a long-time Ruby and Rails developer, author, trainer, and speaker. He is a co-director of Ruby Central, Inc. (http://www.rubycentral.org), a non-profit corporation devoted to supporting Ruby projects and events including the annual international Ruby and Rails conferences. A contributor to the Ruby standard library and the Rails core, David is also the director of the Ruby and Rails consultancy Ruby Power and Light, LLC, based in New Jersey, USA.
Jesse Chan-Norris has been, at various times, a freelance technology consultant, photographer, lighting designer, theatre electrician and management consultant and is now the lead developer at Indaba Music, a new community bringing together musicians who are looking to connect and collaborate beyond the limitations of traditional recording studios. He also enjoys brunch.
Bryan Helmkamp is a Rails software engineer in New York. During his three years of professional Ruby/Rails programming he has been continually active in the community by helping organizing events like Rails Day 2007 and the annual Gotham Ruby Conference (GoRuCo). Bryan's software development blog is located at http://brynary.com/.
Shari Halter is a web developer/designer in NYC. After completing an MFA/Computer Art degree, she worked in the engineering industry on an unlikely, yet delightfully varied, sequence of assignments including railroad simulation, 3D CAD modeling and animated computer visualization, and later as a user interface designer/programmer at IBM's Watson Research Center. Before recently returning to programming and design, she spent a decade as an art gallerist, and raising her two young sons, in NYC. Speaking engagements include: presentation of her master's thesis at SIGGRAPH in 1994 and Contemporary Indian Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2001). In 2004, she served as a member of the MFA Review Panel for the SVA Alumni Scholarship Awards. Although currently working mainly in other languages, she is an enthusiastic Ruby attendant and learner.
Lorgio Jimenez is a software Engineer currently working for Cablevision Systems Corp. Personal site: http://lorgiojimenez.com
Jen Lindner feels that her relationship with technology is a vast, rich tapestry. And that “form follows function” is not just for architecture. And that life is for living. And that her next haiku should end with “Proc.new.”