Language of Love
Luis Lavena becomes a Core Committer for the programming language known as Ruby
So there is this programming language called “Ruby” which was created by Yukihiro Matsumoto (Matz) in the early 90s. Since 2000, the English community around the language has exploded and developed a devoted following all over the world. Despite the world-wide love for Ruby, only a handful of non-Japanese developers have been granted permission to commit immediate modifications to the Ruby source code. Those users are referred to as “Core Committers” or simply “Core”. This group of people tasked with shaping and maintaining Ruby and it’s tools is small and concentrated, and we are happy to report that AREA 17’s own Technical Director, Luis Lavena has been officially added to the “Core” ranks.
Lavena has been an innovator in the realm of Ruby for some time now and has made large strides in its application, most recently as a builder of One-Click Ruby Installer for Windows. A specialist, in the truest sense of the word, Luis has been tapped to share his expertise in numerous conferences and interviews. Last month, he took some time to participate in EngineYard.com’s weekly podcast Cloud Out Loud to discuss his recent work and the ever-evolving digital landscape. Have a listen. Despite some big, technical words, Luis does well to keep the discussion On Rails.