Lori Olson

Lori Olson
Consultant, The WNDX Group Inc.

Website | @wndxlori

Tried Ruby/Rails as an alternative to further Java development 3.5 years ago and never looked back.

(The rest of this is my corporate bio, and I don’t like it, but I’m too lazy to write something more fun)

As Senior Software Architect at Labrador Technologies since 2005, Lori brings over 22 years experience in end-to-end software development and 16 years of object oriented programming and design experience. One of the founders of the Calgary Ruby User Society, she has been designing and implementing web applications using Ruby on Rails for over 3 years. Prior to joining Labrador, Lori worked for a variety of companies and industries, including Halliburton, IBM, IHS, and Shell Canada. She is a Sun Certified Java Programmer with over 8 years of Java, Swing, and J2EE experience. Some of her particular areas of interest include optimizing software development processes and usage centered design. She holds a B.Sc (Honors) in Computer Science from the University of Calgary.

Lori is also a member of Embarcadero’s TeamB, providing knowledgeable, accurate, service-oriented assistance to the JBuilder & 3rdRail communities. She frequently presents topics of interest at the Calgary Ruby User Society, and has spoken at the CodeRage and COSSFEST conferences on Ruby on Rails mapping topics.


Location: Ballroom B Level:
Desi McAdam (Hashrocket Inc and DevChix Inc), Sarah Mei (Ministry of Velocity), Lori Olson (The WNDX Group Inc.)
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