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Thorben Schröder


Thorben Schröder is founder of “kopfmaschine”, a German Rails shop located in Bremen, northern Germany.

He has a crush on Rails till he first got his hands wet in late 2006 and never looked back ever since. He graduated from University with a bachelor report on how to scale large Rails applications.

Thorben worked as a web developer in Java, PHP and Rails during his time at college. Together with Jan Steinmetz he founded “kopfmaschine” in 2010. Where they deliver web development to the German market.

Beside normal web apps “kopfmaschine” is looking to bring their knowledge to customers who would not normally look for a web solution. Therefore they have built HTML5 apps that are used as “native” apps on Windows or mobile clients like the iPad.


Location: Ballroom I
Thorben Schröder (kopfmaschine), Andreas Haller (kopfmaschine)
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When we build rich client interfaces in JavaScript for our Rails applications today, we have no other choice than duplicating code and logic in both worlds. In this presentation we will show you how to use Google's V8 JavaScript engine in your Rails application to eliminate those duplications, write model code only once and therefore make your code DRY again. Read more.