Ara Howard’s Bio
Ara T. Howard (CTO) is an earliest adopter, minimalist architect, and prolific problem solver. His background includes designing large-scale 24×7 satellite processing systems, building lean technology stressing startups, and contributing countless solutions to budding developers. Ara’s contributions to the Open Source Initiative span languages and domains, but the over 100 RubyGems he has authored are closest to his heart. Ara was recently recognized as a Ruby Hero during the 2014 RailsConf ceremony. His work, and opinions, can be mined on the intertubes by googling ‘ara.t.howard’, but might better be discussed in person on an excursion high above the rocky mountain treeline, where he, his wife Jennifer, and children Axel and Nova do their finest work.