I'm a Rubyist for ~15 years and CTO of a Rails consultancy, Ask Me Anything!
Michael Kohl Jun 20
I started coding on my Commodore 64 around 1991 and via Pascal, C, C++, Perl and PHP found my way to Ruby sometime around 2003/04. It's still one of my favorite languages and I currently serve as the CTO of a Rails consultancy. In the last few years I've also done more Python (mostly for machine learning and data science projects) and JS (there's no escape) and I'm really into Elixir.
I'm pretty active across various programming and FOSS communities and fairly frequently speak at different user groups and lately also at conferences (Deccan RubyConf in India, Ruby X Elixir Conf in Taiwan). Last weekend was my first time speaking at a PyCon (PyCon Thailand in Bangkok to be specific), which I also helped organize.
I'm originally from Austria, but also lived and/or worked in China, Turkey, and Italy. I moved to Bangkok in early 2014 and to everyone's surprise (including my own) I'm still here.