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A Reading from the Book of Ruby

From the beginning of my career, I’ve been tending smaller and smaller. From consulting gig, to Government enterprise, to 300 person company, to smaller Government enterprise (never again) to a publishing company… Each one getting smaller in size, and feel. Agile, dynamic companies full of smart people is where it’s at.

I’ve also realised that I want to make things that matter to me, and one thing I’m really passionate about is developers. I *love* helping people and I love making cool shit, so being able to help people make cool shit is really exciting to me. I also think that people need time to think, to work and act… Doing things manually that aren’t valuable wastes the most valuable thing any given person has, their mind. I want to help free them.

Both of these put me on a trajectory to one single possible outcome, which I’ve chosen to put in interpretive danceeasily digestible image format:

Technically this is the Bridge

(This is San Francisco)

"THE" Bridge.

(I am here. Over my right shoulder is the Bridge)

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DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS

I read from stdlib/json, line 23... (I am Ruby Developer Evangelist)

17 if you count our Consulting Miniature Schnauzer

(I am Employee Number 16 Here)

Which is good because it's cold.

(They even gave me a hoodie)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/antichrist/132623505/

(My job involves a lot of trips on these)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogocogo/6204578958/

(I’m also required to drink a lot of these. It’s a burden)

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(Sauce Labs do Selenium Testing in the Cloud) (Sauce Labs do Selenium Testing in the Cloud)

(It's fucking AWESOME)

(It’s fucking AWESOME)

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/chaunceydavis/3249393846 (You get Screenshots for every action and video of the entire test)

(And if you're not able to deploy development to the outside world, we provide Sauce Connect, an awesome VPN tunnelling solution)

(And if you’re not able to deploy development to the outside world, we provide Sauce Connect, an awesome VPN tunnelling solution)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/clango/3892009280/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/infomatique/8136256947

(Sauce Labs do Selenium Testing in the Cloud) (Sauce Labs runs our own cloud)

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/nerdcoregirl/2614206246/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/skoett/4181589591/ (Instances run in seconds and last only as long as you need. Our CEO calls it Efervescent Computing)

(I am insanely excited to be able to work with such smart people on such a cool product)

(I am insanely excited to be able to work with such smart people on such a cool product)

My bailiwick is to make it better for Ruby developers to use the product, including improving the gems, writing better documentation and building the community. Plus, a unique opportunity to use my personality to insult people all over the world! If you want to offend your manager, disrupt your office and get kicked out of your favorite bar for getting shouty about whether RSpec shits all over Test::Unit (It does), let me know. Hell, even if you just want help with the Sauce Gem or tests from Ruby land, hit me up.

You can Find me on (T) or (E)

 
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  1. Raechel says:

    you are fucking amazing! hilarious!

  2. Olivia says:

    Looks like the dream job!
    Even if I am slightly put off that you don’t like my pants.

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