Steven Hammond is a software engineer and Ruby developer at PatientsLikeMe. PatientsLikeMe is leading the way in changing both patient care and medical research. Check it out.
As part of his work at PatientsLikeMe, Steve has contributed some code back to the Rails community. Many people are using Steve’s mysql_bigint plugin to enable large integers in MySQL tables in Rails. Steve has also posted a mock object for testing OpenID in Rails.
Prior to PatientsLikeMe, Steve was a PMI Certified Project Manager in a Fortune 500 insurance company.
Steve is also very active in his local community. He is a Solar System Ambassador for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In this role, he volunteers his time to go to local schools, and libraries to teach people about space and space exploration. Steve is a member of the Aldrich Astronomical Society and he tutors people on the Internet at the local library. Last, but certainly not least, Steve serves on the local school board.