Jesse Chan-Norris

Jesse Chan-Norris has been, at various times, a freelance technology consultant, photographer, lighting designer, theatre electrician and management consultant and is now the lead developer at Indaba Music, a new community bringing together musicians who are looking to connect and collaborate beyond the limitations of traditional recording studios. He also enjoys brunch.

Cory Forsyth

Cory co-founded the hyperlocal news site in 2006 and runs the monthly Ruby Happy Hour in New York. Before that he attended the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU and worked on technology-meets-culture projects like the Popularity Dialer and Twitter Vote Report. He lives in Brooklyn with two roommates and two crazy dogs.

Josh Knowles

Josh is an accomplished developer, trainer and consultant with over 10 years of professional development experience. Last seen consulting throughout the country for both early stage startups, as well as large international organizations, he brings with him a strong background in Agile Development practices, a passion for Open Source development, as well as a heavy dose of sarcastic humor and an unlimited supply of West Coast charm.

Bryan Helmkamp

Bryan Helmkamp is a Rails software engineer in New York. During his three years of professional Ruby/Rails programming he has been continually active in the community by helping organizing events like Rails Day 2007 and the annual Gotham Ruby Conference (GoRuCo). Bryan’s software development blog is located at

Francis Hwang

Francis Hwang is an artist, writer, and software engineer. An active member of the Ruby community, he founded Ruby-NYC in 2003, has spoken at the International Ruby Conference, and is currently a software engineer at Diversion Media. His writing on technology and culture has appeared in Spin, Wired, ArtByte, and FEED Magazine. His artwork The Unauthorized iPod U2 vs. Negativland Special Edition has received press coverage in Wired News, Art in America, and Liberátion (France). He lives in Brooklyn with one laptop and one big-boned cat.

Jen Lindner

Jen Lindner feels that her relationship with technology is a vast, rich tapestry. And that “form follows function” is not just for architecture. And that life is for living. And that her next haiku should end with “”

Brian Mitchell

Stephen Schor

Stephen Schor is currently a software engineer at Medidata Solutions where he writes rails applications. He used to write J2EE applications and a lot of XML. His favorite palindrome is “Go hang a salami, I’m a lasagna hog.”

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9:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
9:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
10:00 a.m. Grease your Suite: Tips and Tricks for Faster Testing Nick Gauthier
10:55 a.m. memprof: the ruby level memory profiler Aman Gupta
11:50 a.m. Managing Ruby Teams Luke Melia
12:35 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. Rails Best Caching Method is JavaScript Chris Williams
2:40 p.m. Bowline - Ruby Desktop Applications Alex MacCaw
3:25 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Building Web Service Clients with ActiveModel Paul Dix
4:40 p.m. Scaling to Hundreds of Millions of Requests James Golick
5:35 p.m. RejectConf

Location and Directions

The next GoRuCo will be held at 1 Pace Plaza on the Pace University Campus in Lower Manhattan on May 22nd, 2010. Directions to the campus can be found on their website.

Pace Plaza is on Spruce Street between William and Gold Streets. The 4, 5, 6 City Hall subway stop provides the shortest, easiest walk to it. GoRuCo organizers and Pace students will be just inside the main doors to help register attendees.

More detailed directions to the building and a map of the immediate area will be posted soon.