|Date:||November 3, 2011|
|Venue:||MacKenzie Room, Stanford University|
|Address:||450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305|
|Main Sponsor:||Fukuoka Ruby Business Hub Promotion Committee
Fukuoka Prefectural Government
Fukuoka Center for Overseas Commerce in America
|Associate Sponsor:||Japan External Trade Organization|
|Corporate Sponsor:||Engine Yard, Inc.|
|Partners:||US-Asia Technology Management Center
Stanford Project on Japanese Entrepreneurship
|5pm-6pm||Registration and Networking|
Short Talk 1: Fukuoka Ruby|
Katsutoshi Arie – Chairman, Fukuoka Ruby Business Hub Promotion Committee
Katsutoshi Arie is the Director of Information Business and Security at Seiko Electric Co., Ltd. and CEO of Seiko IT Solutions Co., Ltd. In 2010, he was appointed Chairman of the Fukuoka Ruby Business Hub Promotion Committee. Katsutoshi is now actively working to spread the word about Ruby while working on measures to improve product development and production using Ruby.
Keynote 1: mruby: minimalistic ruby and its possibility|
Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto, Chief Designer of the Ruby Programming Language
Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto started developing Ruby in 1993 and made it available to the public in 1995 as an open source project. Since its release, approximately one million programmers worldwide have used the language.
Matz is currently a fellow with Network Applied Communication Laboratory Ltd. in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, Japan. Since 2007, he has also worked as a fellow at the Rakuten Institute of Technology, which is run by Rakuten, Inc., the largest ecommerce company in Japan. In 2010, he became a Special Advisor to the Fukuoka Ruby Business Hub Promotion Committee, supporting work on the development of lightweight Ruby. Additionally, in 2011 Matz was appointed Chief Architect of Heroku, Inc.
Short Talk 2: Ruby Lite|
Kazuaki Tanaka – Associate Professor, School of Computer Science and Systems Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology
|7:30pm-7:40pm||Ceremony: Ruby Lite
Yukihiro Matsumoto Ruby Leadership Award
Keynote 2: Ruby in the Cloud|
Derek Collison, CEO at Engine Yard, Inc.
Derek Collison is widely regarded as an expert in distributed and cloud computing systems. With tenures at VMware, Google, and TIBCO, he specializes in distributed systems architecture and high performance event based systems. His current focus is Cloud Computing and Platform as a Service (PaaS) systems such as Cloud Foundry, which he designed and architected.
|8:10pm-8:40pm||Pitch Competition: Silicon Valley Ruby Innovator Award
Banjo, Inc. wins Silicon Valley Ruby Innovator Award !
Tom co-founded Engine Yard to provide the infrastructure and support necessary to fuel the development of Ruby on Rails applications. He has spent nearly 30 years as a software programmer and software architect and 20 years leading companies as a serial entrepreneur. Prior to co-founding Engine Yard in 2006, he created FaceBridge Research, Inc., a billing service for video-over-IM systems, and InfoMania Printing and Prepress, Inc., an innovator in Internet print procurement. He also served as systems architect at Quios.com, responsible for designing the platform that allowed the mobile messaging company to grow into a global provider with more than 130 employees.
Hitoshi Kawanabe is a technology executive specializing in enterprise software and international business with over 20 years of experience at CSK, Oracle, and IPLocks. He joined SunBridge in 2009 and soon after established the SunBridge Global Venture Habitat in Silicon Valley together with Allen Miner, CEO of SunBridge, with the goal of accelerating the global efforts of Japanese companies and entrepreneurs. At SunBridge Startups, LLP, Hitoshi co-invests in seed-stage companies and helps them successfully establish their businesses in the US and global markets.
|8:50pm-9:00pm||Ceremony: Silicon Valley Ruby Innovator Award|