Rich Kilmer

Rich Kilmer
VP, Research & Development, LivingSocial

Rich co-founded InfoEther, a for-profit company focused on applying Ruby in business. He also co-founded Ruby Central, Inc., a non-profit promoting Ruby, where he is an active board member and a leading contributor in the Ruby open-source community. He has spoken at numerous software technology conferences, both in the US and abroad.


Products and Services
Location: Room 301 - 302 Level: Novice
Rich Kilmer (LivingSocial), Chad Fowler (LivingSocial)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 8 ratings)
Rails apps are a challenge to deploy -- it's a fact. Traditionally, developers would wrestle with a lot of moving parts in an administrative task that delays and annoys. As the number of Rails apps increases, deployment becomes a significant challenge particularly for developers new to Ruby/Rails. The issue becomes compounded within larger companies and enterprises. Read more.
Location: Ballroom I Level: Novice
Rich Kilmer (LivingSocial)
Average rating: ***..
(3.64, 50 ratings)
Discuss the implementation of a distributed solution for authentication and authorization when you need to break things up into logical RESTful services and yet have a central way to manage what your users can do. This is a more technical presentation of what I showed in the Keynote for the LA RubyConf. Read more.
co-presented by Ruby Central, Inc. O'Reilly
  • Engine Yard
  • Heroku
  • 8th Light
  • Blue Box Group
  • InfoEther
  • JetBrains
  • New Relic
  • Open Hosting
  • Rhomobile
  • WyeWorks
  • Linux Pro Magazine
  • Chargify

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