is president of thoughtbot, Inc., a software development consulting firm that specializes in agile, test-driven web application development using the Ruby on Rails framework and�located in Boston and New York City. A firm believer in the Model-View-Controller design pattern and realistic software development, with a history in Java and EJB development, Chad strongly believes that Ruby and Ruby on Rails represents a new, exciting, and better way to develop software. Chad lives with his wife in Somerville, Massachusetts. When not at the office managing projects and writing code, Chad enjoys acting in and producing theater, film, and improv comedy. To follow along with Chad and the rest of the thoughtbot team's thoughts on business, design, development, and technology, visit their blog at Giantrobots.thoughtbot.com.Jon Yurek
is�chief technology officer�at thoughtbot, Inc. Born a programmer, Jon has been developing software professionally since 1999. After seeing the elegant and expressive power of Ruby, Jon quickly moved all new development at thoughtbot away from Java and Perl to using Ruby and Rails. Jon is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and currently lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Kevin Marshall is a software developer at heart. He is a consultant to a number of companies and currently runs 50+ sites of his own�many of which are now happily taking advantage of ActiveRecord with the Ruby on Rails framework, including the popular DraftWizard.com. As a technology writer, Kevin has published a short article, "Web Services with Rails," contributed a few recipes to the Ruby Cookbook, and contributed a number of articles to the Association of Computing Machinery's periodical, Computing Reviews (available online at Reviews.com).
Kevin is also a member of the Pro Football Writers Association, the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, and the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. When he's not deep into coding, building content, or talking football, he's generally off playing with his sons. To learn more about what he's up to right now, you can visit his company site, Falicon.com, or just drop him a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.