Kevin Barnes

Kevin Barnes
Coconspirator, OG Consulting

Kevin R. Barnes
OG Consulting, Inc.

Kevin is a founder and software developer for the boutique software consultancy OG Consulting. He and his partners specialize in Ruby and Ruby on Rails systems with an ever-present focus on the tenets of Domain Driven Design. Over Kevin’s 10 years in the software field he has worked with companies large and small, from the famed Fortune 50 to the nouveau fashionable Fortune 5 million.

In the summer of 2004, he happened upon the enlightened Dave Thomas at a No Fluff, Just Stuff conference who bellowed a blasphemous recommendation, “Try a new language: Like Ruby.” Kevin fell fast for the sleek and sexy language. And soon after chose Ruby on Rails as his web mistress over the Java stack spinster he hesitantly shacked up with years before. Along with his two colleagues, Kevin spoke at RailsConf 2008 on the eccentricities of the enterprise.

Kevin lives and works in Nashville, TN.

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Location: Ballroom A
Kevin Barnes (OG Consulting)
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This talk explores why fixtures are mostly bad, what can be done to “fix” the unmanageable miscreant that fixtures have evolved into, and cross-examines the new breed of data generators. Read more.
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