Ruby Language

2012 Ruby x Cloud Business Seminar

Date: February 24, 2012
Venue: Fukuoka Prefecture Ruby Content Industry Promotion Center
Sponsor: Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
Fukuoka Ruby Business Hub Promotion Committee
2012 Ruby x Cloud Business Seminar


12:30pm-1pm Registration
1pm-2pm Panel Discussion

Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto
Developer 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.

John Dillon John Dillon
CEO, Engine Yard, Inc.

John has over 20 years of experience in executive leadership positions and has delivered several successful exits as CEO of well-known technology companies including and Hyperion as well as Navis, the leading provider of shipping logistics software. Prior to his CEO roles, John held sales management positions at Oracle and Arbor Software and was a systems engineer at EDS (Electronic Data Systems). John holds an MBA from Golden Gate University and began his career with a B.S. in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, serving for five years as an engineer in the nuclear submarine service.

Derek Collison Derek Collison
CEO, 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.

Masakazu Tachikui
Division Director, IBPS Division, Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
Moderator: Ken Nishimura
Deputy Editor at ITmedia
2pm-2:30pm Exchanging Business Cards
2:30pm-3:30pm Presentations: Recipient of the 2012 Fukuoka Ruby Award

  • Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
  • IDS Inc.
  • Manycolors Inc.