Pivotal Labs

Pivotal Labs has a significant reputation in Silicon Valley for product development, reliable execution, and process innovation. We work with some of the most innovative tech companies around, like and a couple of multi-billion dollar tech companies you have probably heard of.

We bring agile methods to both new and existing teams, helping them produce business value faster, with less waste, higher quality, and lower cost. We get in the trenches with our clients, build real products in their environment, and leave them with sustainable practices when we’re done.

We now have a large team in New York, ready to help make your project a success.


Engine Yard

Engine Yard provides automation technologies and services for Ruby on Rails, including Engine Yard Cloud, an application services platform for web developers and web teams. It provides easy-to-use, automated Rails application deployment and management, with a design philosophy that allows easy migration of existing applications. Engine Yard employs top industry experts and sponsors or contributes to many Open Source projects and efforts such as Ruby on Rails, JRuby and Rubinius. Visit,

Medidata Solutions

Medidata Solutions is a leading global provider of hosted clinical development solutions that enhance the efficiency of customers’ clinical development processes and optimize their research and development investments. Medidata products and services allow customers to achieve clinical results more efficiently and effectively by streamlining the design, planning and management of key aspects of the clinical development process, including protocol development (Medidata Designer ™), investigator benchmarking and budgeting (Medidata Grants Manager ™), contract research organization (CRO) benchmarking and budgeting (Medidata CRO Contractor ™), and the capture, management, analysis and reporting of clinical trial data (Medidata Rave ®).

Cyrus Innovation

Cyrus Innovation is an Agile Software Development consulting firm specializing in Agile coaching. We work with midsize to large companies in the Northeast that want to adopt or improve Agile methodologies in their development teams. Cyrus has 30 employees, which makes us big enough to have capacity for large engagements, and still small enough for our principals to be involved in each project. We choose our staff carefully and train them as developers first and then as coaches. Cyrus developer-coaches have a deep understanding of Agile principles and practices and the ability to transfer that knowledge.


New Relic

New Relic is the leading provider of application performance management tools for Ruby and Java applications. Thousands of companies use New Relic RPM to monitor, troubleshoot and optimize applications deployed either in the cloud or in dedicated hosting environments. RPM Lite is a free, fully supported, unlimited time version available at

Skarven Enterprises

Skarven Enterprises, a Boeing Company, is a rapidly growing Agile software development company that provides analytics, hardware and software solutions essential to meeting the needs of decision makers in U.S. intelligence organizations. Our leading edge technology provides real-time processing, temporal analysis and interactive display of massive quantities of numeric, geographical and textual information. provides simple, private file-sharing, making it easy to upload files and share links to web-friendly previews and downloads. The API allows you to build that functionality into your own app, making adding rich media to your application a snap. (P.S. - we’re hiring!

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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.