Obie Fernandez is CTO and cofounder of Javelin, producers of the world-famous Lean Startup Machine weekend workshops. He runs a team of geniuses based in Atlanta, Georgia, producing the world's best software for lean startups and enterprises. He is also the series editor of the Addison Wesley Professional Ruby Series and was one of the earliest prominent evangelists for Ruby on Rails.
Prior to Javelin, Obie founded Hashrocket, one of the world's leading Rails-based web design and development consultancies, headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. Prior to Hashrocket, as a senior consultant at ThoughtWorks, Obie specialized in complex custom enterprise software projects. He has been hacking computers since he got his first Commodore VIC-20 in the eighties, and found himself in the right place and time as a programmer on some of the first Java enterprise projects of the mid-nineties.