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Ruby Heroes 2015

Ruby Heroes 2015

Slides for the Ruby Hero Award ceremony at RailsConf 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.


Olivier Lacan

April 24, 2015


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  2. “Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to

    be worthy of recognition.”
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  4. 8th Year 2008 -> 2015

  5. 2014 Thomas Enebo Erik Michaels-Ober Ara T. Howard Katrina Owen

    Ron Evans Rafael Mendonça França
  6. 2013 Linda Liukas Brian Shirai Pia Henrietta Kekäläinen Terence Lee

    Sandi Metz Mike Perham James Tucker Kaari Saarinen
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  8. your software Ruby Built by Ruby

  9. Why?

  10. ruby5.codeschool.com

  11. rubyheroes.com

  12. 397 Nominations

  13. 44 Past Heroes

  14. 6 New Ruby Heroes

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  16. (it’s not just about code)

  17. Thanks

  18. Thanks To Everyone Who Voted

  19. Thanks To

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  22. Pay it Forward

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  24. [Directions for Heroes]

  25. Hero #1

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  29. Contributes through Patches Patches Patches

  30. “Without him it doesn't matter what features exist or how

    fast Ruby becomes, because no one can use a language with bugs.” “If he was a fish then patches would be water, because he lives on them.” “He’s a tireless contributor. It’s unbelievable how fast he fixes Ruby bugs.” “He is the MRI ‘Patch Monster’.”
  31. Nobuyoshi Nakada

  32. Hero #2

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  34. “She’s been relentlessly tackling some of the least exciting bugs

    and optimizations in Rails this year.” “She's deprecated things, removed code, refactored confusing or brittle code. We need more people like her.” “She is mentoring students to start to contribute to OSS, specifically to Rails. We need people like her to keep our community growing.”
  35. Eileen Uchitelle

  36. Hero #3

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  41. “She is one of the few female role models we

    have in the community.” “She strives to teach and share at every opportunity.” “She's written some of the best essays on diversity, Ruby, and databases that I've read in the last few years, she's a rubyist, and she's a hero.” “She contributes to the open source and Ruby communities in ways that a glance at a GitHub profile fails to communicate.”
  42. Sarah Mei

  43. Hero #4

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  45. “He’s made 500 commits to Rails over the past two

    years, making him the #5 contributor over that period.” “He does extensive documentation work, and brings in and facilitates new contributors to the Ruby ecosystem.”
  46. Zachary Scott

  47. Hero #5

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  51. “He's not only the creator and maintainer of several brilliant

    libraries, foremost among them the peerless Sequel.” “He offers the most incredibly patient and helpful support, as any viewing of sequel-talk will illustrate.” “The Sequel Library is a massive body of intellectual work, mostly contributed by one person. Just look at the size, scope and breadth of the work. Its astounding.”
  52. Jeremy Evans

  53. Hero #6

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  58. “His work on Ruby & Rails performance since he started

    working on Discourse has been a breath of fresh air in the Ruby community.” “Everyone wants faster programs, few do anything about it. He’s championed and written speed and benchmarking utilities for years.” “He contributes a lot to the Ruby and Rails community in terms of performance and benchmarking. Rails 4.2 would have serious issues without him.”
  59. Sam Saffron

  60. 2015 Ruby Heroes Jeremy Evans Nobuyoshi Nakada Eileen Uchitelle Sarah

    Mei Zachary Scott Sam Saffron
  61. You’re all Ruby Heroes

  62. No, seriously. You are.

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  64. Can you live up to it?