Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX
Richard Schneeman

Richard Schneeman
Programmer, Heroku


Richard “Schneems” Schneeman is a programmer at Heroku. A mechanical engineer turned to the dark side of programming, Schneems focuses on performance and open source. He is one of the top 50 contributors to Ruby on Rails and is the current maintainer of Sprockets. He’s know for writing Ruby libraries such as Wicked and Derailed Benchmarks. He also runs a service to get people started with their open source journey. You can read his writing at


11:50am12:30pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Location: Meeting Room 9 A/B
Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
No one wants to be stuck in the slow lane, especially Rubyists. Richard Schneeman discusses the slow process of writing fast code, exploring several real-world performance optimizations that look strange but make your code faster by fixing performance problems. Richard then rewinds to show how these slow spots were found and fixed. Join Richard to "C" how fast your Ruby can "Go." Read more.