Developer, Atomic Object
Before joining Atomic Object Zach spent the previous six years developing software including a visual sales tool and web-based project management system for one of the nation’s largest companies.
Zach is passionate about solving problems and believes in ongoing improvement to the methods and practices used in solving those problems. He agrees that people matter most and is very interested in improving the communication between technical developers and non-technical business people.
His passion about software development led him to learning Ruby in late 2002. In 2005 Zach started developing with Rails and by 2006 he was developing with Ruby and Rails full time. In February 2005 Zach started the Michigan Ruby Users Group. In late summer of 2006 he helped organize and spoke at the first annual RubyConf*MI. He has contributed to Ruby’s standard library documentation and to Rails as well as authoring and maintaining plugins like ActiveRecord::Extensions, form_test_helper, view_tests and test_unit_story_runner. He is an active member of the Ruby, Rails and RSpec communities.
In his spare time Zach runs Continuous Thinking, http://www.continuousthinking.com .
Location: Portland Ballroom 253 Level: Intermediate