Michael Buffington

Michael Buffington
Director, Grasshopper Labs


Michael Buffington is the co-founder of Grockit Inc, a company building a massive multiplayer online learning game using Rails and agile development practices.

Michael also an author and speaks frequently about technology. He’s worked on several well known Rails projects including Stikkit, MeasureMap, and the once famous but now poorly neglated Rails based game llor.nu.

He works remotely from his home office in Portland Oregon with Grockit teammates in San Francisco, Rochester New York, Los Angeles, and Fort Lauderdale. When not starting interesting projects, he can be found enjoying time with his wife and two painfully brilliant children, skateboarding the glorious concrete Oregon skateparks, illustrating, and saying embarrasing things about himself on his personal site (http://michaelbuffington.com)


Location: E145 - E146 Level: Intermediate
Michael Buffington (Grasshopper Labs), Joe O'Brien (EdgeCase, LLC)
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Join Michael Buffington and Joe O'Brien as they conduct an open conversation about what they consider to be the ideal situation: productive and exciting coding sessions while remaining as far away from other developers as possible. We'll cover what technologies and techniques work (or not), and why Michael thinks that the Xbox 360 is an unlikely, but essential, tool for effective remote pairing. Read more.
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