We've got speakers from New Zealand and across the globe, and we've even coaxed a few wandering Kiwis back from across the oceans.
Lena is a learning enthusiast, Railsn00bs meetup co-facilitator, and a Rails Girls Wellington organising committee member. Her working days are dedicated to the Powershop app at Flux Federation, where she uses lessons from her failures to write and maintain Ruby code. In her spare time, Lena likes watching movies, collecting enamel pins, and making video calls with the family cat.
Eoin has been a bitherd since he (mostly) successfully first put data between brackets in 1998. Starting in electronic engineering and working his way up, he knows enough to be dangerous at many levels of the software stack. He tries very hard not to be dangerous. He enjoys boxing, deleting code, and finding new ways to make software more boring in production.
After many years translating Ancient Greek texts and working with antiquities, Eleanor decided to explore as many of Europe’s museums as she possibly could – it was then that she began tinkering with code. Twenty-eight countries later, Eleanor now writes Ruby instead of reading Homer. When she’s not digging into code at The Conversation, she’s probably cooking, at a yoga class, or patting other peoples dogs at the dog park.
Daniel has been writing Ruby/Rails for about 10 years. In recent years he's been helping to organise the Christchurch Ruby meetups and serving as secretary on the Ruby New Zealand committee. He lives in ⛪️ with 👨👩👧👦👶, and enjoys 🏃, 🍺, and 🔎 📖 ἡ κοινὴ διάλεκτος.
Caitlin is a Rails developer, a committee member for Ruby Australia and organiser of Brisbane Tech Newbies. As a former teacher she is passionate about lifelong learning and helping others discover how fun and rewarding programming can be.
Mark Rickerby is a Sydney-based product manager, writer and programmer, interested in computational creativity, interactive storytelling and new ways of making books. He’s been working with Ruby for more than 10 years and is still learning how to use it better. In his spare time he likes to read books the old fashioned way.
Amanda fled academia for the Ruby world almost a decade ago, and has been loving the language and the community ever since. She has attended Ruby events at either end of the earth and points in between. Currently she divides her time between wrangling code and wrangling small children.