Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto, Chief Designer of the Ruby Programming Language, at Ninefold on July 31, 2014
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.

2014 Fukuoka Ruby Nights at Ninefold –
Date: July 31, 2014
Venue: Ninefold
Address: 165 Natoma St., San Francisco, CA 94105
Organizers: Fukuoka Center for Overseas Commerce in America (FCOCA)Jeanine Swatton, Technology Evangelist for
Supporter: NineFold