Jim Meyer

Jim Meyer
Manager, Light Engineering, LinkedIn


With a career that’s ranged from freelance graphic design to large scale distributed computing systems architecture, Jim Meyer is obviously an advanced case of ADD in search of the next challenging distraction. While he can only blame Ruby and Rails for his sleep deficit dating back to RailsConf ’07, he’s particularly delighted to join a community where agility is valued, iteration is key, and testing is cool.

Jim is the father of two and husband of one, all three of whom make him a better person on a daily basis.


Location: Portland Ballroom 253 Level: Novice
Blaine Cook (Poetica), Bradley Taylor (Webster Clay), Ezra Zygmuntowicz (EngineYard), Jim Meyer (LinkedIn), Kevin Lawver (AOL)
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