Showcasing RubyLearning’s Awesome Rubyists

by Satish Talim on February 22, 2010

Showcasing RubyLearning’s Awesome Rubyists

RubyLearning has been associated with some amazing, talented Rubyists these last 5 years. I am compiling a list (in alphabetical order) showcasing these awesome Rubyists who have either undergone some of the courses at RubyLearning or have been instrumental in taking RubyLearning to the next level.

Ruby Stars

Alvaro Pereyra Rabanal

Alvaro Pereyra Rabanal

Alvaro Pereyra Rabanal is based in Peru. Currently, he has started teaching Ruby and Rails and he is about to finish the first batch. He adds that so far, it’s been wonderful and every student has been amazed by the awesomeness of Ruby. He also leads one of only Ruby shops in Peru, working on the biggest Rails site around there and has just started their new SaaS secret project, powered by Rails 3.0.

  • Contact Email Id
  • Educational Qualifications: B.S. Computer Science.
  • Working at his own devshop, Xenda (still available for new projects).
  • Ruby / Rails Blog URL: NA
  • GitHub URL
  • LinkedIn profile URL
  • Twitter Id
  • Other Interests: Programming (he just loves it), reading and writing short-stories.

Anil Maruti Wadghule

Anil Maruti Wadghule

Anil Maruti Wadghule is based in Pune, India and has worked as lead developer for Giftlasso.com, Taskbin.com, Purpletrail.com and Eventuity.com. Personally, as side projects, he has written some small apps like:

He has also contributed to Rails plugin named sql_session_store. With pure Ruby, he has written lots of backend scripts, tasks required for the projects.

  • Contact Email Id
  • Educational Qualifications: BE – Computer Engineering, Pune University 2006.
  • Employed with Calsoft as Senior Development Engineer.
  • Ruby / Rails Blog URL: NA
  • GitHub URL
  • LinkedIn profile URL
  • Twitter Id
  • Other Interests: Listening to music, travelling, reading books, watching movies. He is a die-hard of A. R. Rahman and likes to buy all his music CDs. 90% of his music CDs is of A. R. Rahman.

Bruce Scharlau

Bruce Scharlau

Bruce Scharlau is based in Scotland, UK and has been teaching about Ruby / Rails since 2006 to undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has supervised a number of group and MSc projects using Rails, including one as part of RailFrog. He gave a presentation on this at last years’ Scotland on Rails conference. This year he’s doing a similar one focusing on just Ruby to the Scottish Ruby Conference.


Dan Wanek

Dan Wanek

Dan Wanek is based in the USA. For his job he uses Ruby to aid in process automation where he once used Perl to do the vast majority of things. He has also been using it to automate web testing with Selenium. In his free time he does some hobby programming and has been working on client access programs to both MS Exchange Web Services (Viewpoint) and MS Sharepoint Web Services (Viewpoint-SPWS).


Daniel Kotowski

Daniel Kotowski

Daniel Kotowski is based in Poland and created a blog using Ruby on Rails. For everyday problems he uses Ruby (more often than C++)!


Dr Nic Williams

Dr Nic Williams

Dr Nic Williams is based in Australia and since 2006 has created or maintains dozens of projects for Ruby (newgem, github-gem), Rails (composite_primary_keys, magicmodels), JavaScript (github-badge, jsunittest) and TextMate (Ruby on Rails, Cucumber).


Eric Fer

Eric Fer

Eric Fer is based in Brazil and has worked on the best blog aggregator in Portuguese language, BlogBlogs in Rails; has dedicated the last month on a proprietary CMS in Rails, and currently working on a high scale distributed system in Ruby/Rails (also proprietary). For the Ruby community he has dedicated his time teaching Core Ruby at RubyLearning.org


Felipe Elias Philipp

Felipe Elias Philipp

Felipe Elias Philipp is based in Brazil and is currently working on a personal project with Rails.


Ian Dees

Ian Dees

Ian Dees is based in the USA.

  • Author, _Scripted GUI Testing With Ruby_, Pragmatic Programmers
  • Brominet (network-enabled version of Felipe Barreto and Matt Gallagher’s “Bromine” iPhone GUI testing library)
  • RForce (Ruby bindings to SalesForce)
  • The occasional patch or two to JRuby, RSpec, and other projects

Jeff Savin

Jeff Savin

Jeff Savin is based in Canada and with Ruby has done custom scraping and web automation applications for small businesses. With Rails, he is maintaining social websites for Spork Labs.

  • Contact Email Id
  • Educational Qualifications: B.S. Computer Science, California State University, Los Angeles.
  • Employed. Ruby and Ruby/Rails Contractor, currently with Spork Labs, LLC.
  • Ruby / Rails Blog URL: NA
  • GitHub URL
  • LinkedIn profile URL: NA
  • Twitter Id
  • Other Interests: MMORPGs, reading and raising 6 boys.

John Trupiano

John Trupiano

John Trupiano is based in Baltimore, MD, USA. Most notably he is the creator of the Timecop and Rack::Rewrite RubyGems. They have been building Rails web applications at SmartLogic for the past three years. He is also an instrumental member of the Baltimore Ruby/Rails users group Bmore on Rails and have presented there on Passenger/Capistrano, quality control, and rvm. He’s active in the Ruby OSS community with contributions to Rails, Capistrano, Shoulda, Factory_girl and Gemcutter.


Julio Javier Cicchelli

Julio Javier Cicchelli

Julio Javier Cicchelli is an Argentinean living in the Red Light District, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. During the last couple of years he has been working mainly on delivering systems, websites and web applications. His main programming language is Ruby but also has been exploring the frontiers with Erlang, Objective-C and Javascript. Nowadays he is working a lot with Rack & Sinatra and experimenting with SproutCore, JRuby and MacRuby in his free time.

  • Contact Email Id
  • Educational Qualifications: Software Engineering degree (in both Argentina and France) and Master in Information Technology in France.
  • Technology and Engineering director of Rock & Code
  • Ruby / Rails Blog URL: NA
  • GitHub URL
  • LinkedIn profile URL
  • Twitter Id
  • Other Interests: He likes to read comics (especially Marvel Comics), movies (every movie that allows you to have some pop-corn and beer is fine by him), drawing, video games (he has been having a blast with his Wii for the last couple of years!), sports, music (he listens to good ol’ fashioned Rock & Roll, 60s Psychedelic Rock, 70’s Hard Rock, 80s Glam, Heavy and Trash Metal essentially even tough he loves to listen to Blues and Jazz from time to time) and radio DJing(he has two Internet radio shows: “Rock & Roll” and “Hangover” every Friday and Sunday evenings respectively!)

Milan Dobrota

Milan Dobrota

Milan Dobrota is based in Serbia and currently working on a cool project that lets you create and edit a wiki with MS Word. Other than that he has been working on a lot of projects including: http://www.listyourdebt.com/, http://eipon.com/, http://marketmonitorhq.com/ and a couple more that are yet to be launched.


Nícolas Faccin Iensen

Nícolas Faccin Iensen

Nícolas Faccin Iensen is based in Brazil and has completed work on a simple website with dynamic content – very enlightening for the first approach on the MVC pattern. Next he built a human relations system, a great RoR case. At last, the big IDEA that is still in development: an amazing project that he hopes to use as their first product – an example of Rails + Ajax power.

  • Contact Email Id
  • Graduating in Computer Science
  • Founder of Quavio.
  • Ruby / Rails Blog URL: NA
  • GitHub URL: NA
  • LinkedIn profile URL: NA
  • Twitter Id
  • Other Interests: Project management, agile culture, new technologies, internet and so on…

Sandip Ransing

Sandip Ransing

Sandip Ransing is based in Pune, India and works at Josh Software Pvt. Ltd . In Josh, he has worked as a developer on brandpotion.com, a unique creative community social networking site, paisamatters.com, a loan comparison site and also for an ERP solution for a call center management system using adhearsion. He is currently working on creating custom extensions for a RadiantCMS based multi-site hosting.

He has:

His other details:


Saurabh Bhatia

Saurabh Bhatia

Saurabh Bhatia is based in Mumbai, India. He:

  • has been working with Ruby and Rails since 2005 and is the founder of Safew Labs.
  • is very enthusiastic and always focussed upon building community.
  • is the founder and moderator of Bangalore Ruby Users Group.
  • has touched almost every aspect of Ruby, right from native Ruby programming, Rails, for web apps to Desktop apps like Titanium, Ruby Qt and Shoes.
  • writes for Rails Magazine and provides Rails tutorials at wdvl.internet.com.
  • is an active member at Shoes and Adva CMS communities.

Other details are:


Saurabh Purnaye

Saurabh Purnaye

Saurabh Purnaye is based in Pune, India and has created applications in RoR: designbyhumans.com and aberoncs.com.


Willian Molinari

Willian Molinari

Willian Molinari is based in Brazil and has worked with different Rails applications. The first is a large content website and the last is his current job (Social Network). He has a work in progress 2D game like arkanoid (using Ruby and Gosu).

  • Contact Email Id
  • Educational Qualifications: Studying (2 years left) “Information systems” at Santo André Foundation (bachelor course).
  • Employed. A Brazilian social network to guide people on how to choose a course to study and a occupation to work – www.ikwa.com.br
  • Ruby / Rails Blog URL (in Portuguese and not *ALL* about Ruby).
  • GitHub URL
  • LinkedIn profile URL
  • Twitter Id: WillianMolinari (English) and PotHix (Portuguese).
  • Other Interests: Interested in a lot of different things. In programming he really likes Ruby (obviously), but he likes to know other languages like Python, C++, PHP, Javascript and so on. He likes to develop games, which is an interesting area in programming that stimulates him to have fun. On the non-programming subjects he’s interested in photography and music (he likes to play the guitar and drums).

Upcoming Ruby Stars

Braxton Gregory Smith

Braxton Gregory Smith

Braxton Gregory Smith is based in the USA and has just started learning Ruby. He has already created an image gallery in Rails and a few Ruby programs to automate tasks.

  • Contact Email Id
  • Working on his computer science BS and psychology BS at BYU Hawaii.
  • Currently Unemployed..
  • Blog URL: A blog on whatever he is learning.
  • GitHub URL
  • LinkedIn profile URL: NA
  • Twitter Id
  • Other Interests: Hiking, biking, surfing, running, computer science and psychology.

Update

I’ll be updating this page from time to time. If you have been associated with RubyLearning in some way or the other, use Ruby at work or as a hobby and would like your information displayed here, please email me at satish [dot] talim [at] gmail.com.

Thank you for your time and help.

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