The largest official gathering of the year, RailsConf brings together top talent, companies, and project representatives from around the world. Learn and build with the best in sessions, workshops, keynotes and parties.
David Heinemeier Hansson
David is the creator of Ruby on Rails, founder & CTO at Basecamp (formerly 37signals), best-selling author, Le Mans class-winning racing driver, public speaker, hobbyist photographer, and family man.
Mark has been building and operating Internet facing software for over 25 years. He joined 37signals as their first ops hire in 2006 and spent 4 years running their infrastructure. After leaving 37signals he went on to ops leadership roles at places like Heroku, LivingSocial, GitHub, and DigitalOcean. He currently works for Pivotal and spends his time teaching Fortune 500 customers how to modernize the way they build software.
Eileen Uchitelle is an Senior Systems Engineer on the Platform Systems Team at GitHub and a member of the Rails Core team. She's an avid contributor to open source focusing on the Ruby on Rails framework and its dependencies. Eileen is passionate about security, performance, and making open source communities more sustainable and welcoming. You can find her anywhere online at eileencodes.
Bärí A. Williams
Bärí A. Williams is an attorney and business operations executive and startup advisor in the tech industry. She currently advises in a legal and operations capacity for Blavity, Owl, Atipica, and Cool Cousin. She is the former Head of Business Operations Management for North America at StubHub, where she was responsible for business planning and operations to manage and oversee technical internal and external metrics, product innovation, and partnerships and drive P&L results across the company. She also serves as an advisor to startups in the enterprise and e-commerce space.
Aaron is on the Ruby core team, the Rails core team, and the team that takes care of his cat, Gorbypuff. During the day he works for a small technology company called GitHub. Someday he will find the perfect safety gear to wear while extreme programming.