Ruby 2.0, What We Want to Accomplish in The Near Future

Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto, Chief Designer of the Ruby Programming Language, at Hacker Dojo on October 11, 2010.
Yukihiro “Matz” MatsumotoYukihiro “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.

2010 Fukuoka Ruby Nights at Hacker Dojo
Date: October 11, 2010
Venue: Hacker Dojo
Address: 140 S Whisman Rd., Mountain View, CA 94041
Organizers: Fukuoka Ruby Business Hub Promotion Committee
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Supporter: Invest Fukuoka (FCOCA), Twilio Inc., Hacker Dojo