Richard delivers rich, immersive experiences that delight and educate. He has spoken at ~34 conferences across 17 countries, including !!Con, OCSON, and RubyConf. His philosophy, "You can't learn if you're not paying attention," produces talks that are a fusion of entertainment and enlightenment. Richard is the author of "How to Open Source" (dot dev) and the creator of CodeTriage.com. A free, open source tool that helps coders get started contributing. He is a Ruby core contributor and author of the `syntax_suggest`, which helps developers find and fix Ruby syntax errors. He writes Rust full-time for his job at Heroku, where he maintains the Ruby Cloud Native Buildpack (CNB). Oh, and he's married to Ruby, literally.
- How To Steal From Maintainers – Saturday 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. in E145