James Golick

James Golick
CTO, Protose Inc.

Website | @jamesgolick

James Golick’s software experience ranges from artificial intelligence to web front-end and JavaScript development. Most recently, James has fallen back in love with web development thanks to Ruby on Rails.

Since discovering Rails just over a year ago, James has become a prolific contributor to its open source ecosystem. He is the author of several well-used plug-ins and gems, and a contributor to countless others, including the framework itself.

James is the founder of GiraffeSoft, a boutique rails consultancy, based in Montreal, Qc. Known for their ability to turn projects around quickly, without sacrificing maintainability, GiraffeSoft has quickly become the go-to shop for ruby and rails development in Montreal. Case in point, the 2008 Rails Rumble, in which the GiraffeSoft team designed, built, and deployed a web application in just 48 hours. They won the “most useful” prize.

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Location: Pavilion 9 - 10
Nick Plante (Zerosum Labs), Joe Fiorini (Within3), Ben Scofield (Heroku), Chris Saylor (Todobebé), James Golick (Protose Inc.)
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The Rails Rumble is a 48-hour innovation competition in which teams of up to four developers embrace their environmental constraints to create a number of compelling microapps with Ruby and Rails. In this panel we'll talk to a number of Rumble participants and discover the tips, tricks, and techniques they used to successfully launch innovative web properties in an extremely short time frame. Read more.
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