Follow 10+ Rubyists using Sinatra on Twitter

by Satish Talim on June 24, 2009

What’s Twitter?


The New York Times says:

Twitter is a simple messaging service that you’ve either heard about a lot or not at all. Either way, it’s a fun and useful tool, well worth trying if you want to reach potential and existing customers, employees or employers.

List of Rubyists Using Sinatra

This list of over 10 Rubyists using Sinatra, is in alphabetical order, with a link to their Twitter profile. The following list is not intended to be all-inclusive, but it should give you a great start to following some talented Rubyists using Sinatra.

  1. Aaron Quint – aq
  2. Adeel Ahmad – _adeel
  3. Andre Lewis – alewis
  4. Andrew Neil – nelstrom
  5. Arjun Ram – arjunram
  6. August Lilleaas – augustl
  7. Barry Hess – bjhess
  8. Bill Siggelkow – bsiggelkow
  9. Blake Mizerany – bmizerany
  10. Brian Deterling – bdeter
  11. Bruno Miranda – brupm
  12. Carlos Gabaldon – carlosgabaldon
  13. Charles Brian Quinn – seebq
  14. Chris Strom – eee_c
  15. Corey Donohoe – atmos
  16. Damon Clinkscales – damon
  17. Dan Croak – dancroak
  18. Dan Mayer – danmayer
  19. David Balatero – dbalatero
  20. Derek Haynes – dhaynes23
  21. Doug Sparling – scriptrunner
  22. Foy Savas – foysavas
  23. Graham Ashton – grahamashton
  24. Hasham Malik – hasham2
  25. James Edward Gray II – JEG2
  26. Jean-Daniel Tanguay – jeedee
  27. Jeremy Raines – jraines
  28. Jordan Bracco – webs
  29. Jesse Cooke – jc00ke
  30. Joe Ferris – joeferris
  31. Julio Javier Cicchelli – monsieur_rock
  32. Justin Britten – jbritten
  33. Karel Minarik – karmiq
  34. Logan Koester – logankoester
  35. Luke Francl – lof
  36. Marcin Kulik – sickill
  37. Matt Todd – mtodd
  38. Mike Demers – mikedemers
  39. Nick Plante – zapnap
  40. Nick Quaranto – qrush
  41. Peter Cooper – peterc
  42. Piyush Gupta – mba_piyush
  43. Richard Taylor – moomerman
  44. Robert Lowe – __viral
  45. Ryan Tomayko – rtomayko
  46. Sam Goebert – bigcurl
  47. Sau Sheong Chang – sausheong
  48. Saurabh Purnaye – saurabhp
  49. Simon Rozet – srt
  50. Sunny Ripert – sunfox
  51. Trevor Bramble – TrevorBramble
  52. Vishnu Gopal – vishnugopal

The following list is Not “Rubyists” per-se, but should still be of interest:

  1. FiveRuns – fiveruns
  2. taazza – taazza
  3. thoughtbot – thoughtbot

Note: Keep the feedback coming in. We will update the list based on your recommendations.

Have we missed out any Rubyists who are using Sinatra?
You can help
. Please feel free to add a link to a Rubyist’s Twitter profile. We would love to hear why you think the particular Rubyist is important to Twitter with. Also, do add a link to your Twitter profile in the comments.

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Posted by Satish Talim

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Ariejan de Vroom June 24, 2009 at 7:26 pm

Hey, I’m using Sinatra! ;-)


August Lilleaas June 24, 2009 at 7:35 pm

I’m using Sinatra, feel free to add me to the list \o/


Drew Neil June 24, 2009 at 11:06 pm

You should add Nick Plante ( to the list. His open source Retweet app ( is a nice example of using Sinatra to search Twitter. I found it to be a great way in to Sinatra and DataMapper, and took it as a starting point when I set out to build


Brian Deterling June 25, 2009 at 8:13 am

@damon is using Sinatra for He runs the Austin Rails group I’m using it for but my importance pales next to his :).



Dan Croak June 25, 2009 at 8:23 am

Nick Quaranto (@qrush), Joe Ferris (@joeferris), Dan Croak (@dancroak), thoughtbot (@thoughtbot).


Bruno Miranda June 25, 2009 at 8:24 am

Me too: @brupm


Matt Todd June 25, 2009 at 8:53 am

Matt Todd (myself) (@mtodd), Charles Brian Quinn is (@seebq), James Edward Gray II (@JEG2), Andre Lewis (@alewis), and Derek Haynes (@dhaynes23) all use Sinatra and are on Twitter.


Jesse Cooke June 25, 2009 at 10:21 am

I used Sinatra at work to build a replacement FTP-like client (, and I’m using it now to port to Ruby. You can see what I have so far at


Richard Taylor June 25, 2009 at 3:30 pm

I’m using sinatra for twitter apps ( and yes I’m on twitter (@moomerman).


Christoph Olszowka June 25, 2009 at 3:53 pm

How can this list be any good if the creators of Sinatra, @rtomayko and @bmizerany are missing?


Piyush June 25, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Sinatra is fun , we are also making a small app , should be live in a few days .


Logan Koester June 25, 2009 at 7:38 pm

Thanks! This is a great list & I’m following everyone on it :-)

Lately I’ve been using Sinatra to work on (among other projects). Feel free to add me –


Paul Barry June 25, 2009 at 8:36 pm

You should include Chris Strom, @eee_c, who has a blog going about his adventures in using Rack, Sinatra, Haml, CouchDB, RSpec, Cucumber, etc. at


Justin Britten June 25, 2009 at 8:54 pm

I’m using Sinatra for parts of (@prefinery)!

Justin (@jbritten)


Jean-Daniel Tanguay June 25, 2009 at 9:10 pm

@jeedee on twitter and I am using sinatra for and a few upcoming projects.


David Balatero June 25, 2009 at 9:59 pm

I’m using Sinatra as well —


Jeremy Raines June 26, 2009 at 1:12 am

My last several projects have been in Sinatra, and I’ve tweeted about the development of them:
and a few more that aren’t live yet.

I’m @jraines on Twitter


Mike Demers June 26, 2009 at 2:00 am

Great list! I used Sinatra to build a couple of Twitter apps: and



Marcin Kulik June 26, 2009 at 2:10 am

I’m also using Sinatra, for example my blog ( runs on it :)


Saurabh Purnaye June 26, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Satish Sir,
Thanks for initiative
The list is going on and on… and title can be follow 40+ Rubyists using Sinatra on Twitter :)


Bill Siggelkow June 26, 2009 at 11:43 pm
Barry Hess June 29, 2009 at 10:17 am

Myself (@bjhess) and Luke Francl (@lof) used Sinatra to build Follow Cost (


Dan Mayer June 30, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Just to add to the list (me) (our company)

We did a couple posts on our blog about using sinatra


Robert lowe July 8, 2009 at 4:49 pm

using Sinatra with adhearsion!


Sunny July 23, 2009 at 6:40 am

Surely this is missing Sinatra developer extraordinaire Simon Rozet

And on the french side I’d like to add Jordan Bracco and myself, Sunny Ripert


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