The Ruby Community Rocks

The last time we checked in, I was delivering the bad news about having to let a bunch of my team go. I received a lot of kind words of encouragement during the hard time, which I want to thank everyone for.

In addition to kind words, a number of people stepped up and indicated they had positions available that my newly unemployed friends would be great fits for.

One such offer was from Daniel Yoder and Charles Hornberger at AT&T Interactive in the R&D department, the makers of the yellowpages.com. I’m extremely happy to announce that Eero Saynatkari (rue on IRC) has recently been hired by them and even given time to continue work on Rubinius!

This development makes me so happy. To see the community pull together in a tough time and even continue to make an external investment in Rubinius.

Thanks again guys! You’re what make me love being a Rubyist.

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12 thoughts on “The Ruby Community Rocks

  1. Awesome news, Eero. On both counts. Congrats, and thanks to the Ruby community as well. We’re in this together; perhaps cheesy sounding, but true.

  2. Hi Evan,

    Thanks for the .. thanks. :) Although we are always looking for talented folks like Eero, so I should be thanking you for referring us to him.

    A quick point of clarification: the division we are part of is AT&T Interactive. Eero will be working with our R&D group within AT&T/i, which is sort of a Web 2.0 counterpart to the legendary Bell Labs.

    We are really excited about this and about supporting the Rubinius project going forward.

    Regards,
    Dan

  3. I’m very glad to hear it. If any of the remaining people are looking for a position, we’re looking for a top-notch Ruby hacker at Devver.net. There are more details at devver.net/jobs.

  4. Hi everyone –

    My apologies for posting this comment here, I tried to google Evan’s email address, but couldn’t find it.

    I’m trying to find Evan Phoenix’s email address so I can include a reference to rubinius’s software transactional memory (STM) work.

    I am a PhD student researching STM and am currently writing a paper to survey STM work in numerous languages, one being Ruby.

    My email address is: justin@nodeka.com.

    If anyone knows Evan’s email address, I’d greatly appreciate it. Or, Evan, if you happen to read this, I’d like to talk to you via email regarding the current state, future timeline and perhaps a citable reference for the STM work for rubinius.

    Best Regards,
    Justin Gottschlich

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