Posted by jose.costaon March 25, 2011
We're opening the box of RailsConf 2010 memories! Yep ... we suck at journalism, so it turns out we have this almost one year old interview with Caike Souza we never shared before. So sorry Caike! Caike ([@caike](http://twitter.com/caike)) is a passionate agile software craftsman and founder of the [Orlando Code Dojo](http://orlandodojo.org/) group, where programmers get together to practice coding to improve their skills once a month. He is currently working at [Envy Labs](http://envylabs.com/.) Thanks for your time and great vibe!
Posted by jose.costaon July 28, 2010
Among the great people we met at the RailsConf was George Guimarães ([@georgeguimaraes](http://twitter.com/georgeguimaraes)), by no surprise he was a very cool and funny dude, and he was open to talk and hang around with us. George is co-founder of [Plataforma Tec](http://plataformatec.com.br/), that many of us got to know well through their amazing set of gems/plugins and the stunning work José Vailm has been doing as a Rails Core team member. Kind of what I hope it's happening with the great work Santiago Pastorino is doing with his contributions and how it's reinforcing WyeWorks reputation. But still there are a lot of guys behind the scenes that support this great Open Source effort that's being carried in these companies, probably not so much by direct intervention but with more hard and 'real' work as we like to say to joke around and bother the OSS guys. The kind of work that pay the bills :P Not that George doesn't do OSS, actually he's currently involved in the development of [Restfulie](http://github.com/caelum/restfulie) that got many people pretty excited at the RailsConf this year, and much more stuff. Hope you enjoy this not so serious take. Thanks George!
Posted by jose.costaon July 01, 2010
In the last day of the RailsConf 2010 Santiago and I got the pleasure to hang out a few hours with Fabio Akita, a very successful guy in the Ruby and Rails community, but yet so humble and open as many of the great people we met in these past days. Fabio is well known as a great evangelist of this movement, as a great speaker, for his bundle of plugins for the vim editor but also for carrying interviews with important people of the community on every conference he attends. The thing is that personally I never got to see him as the subject of the interview, and he is a wise guy that has a lot to say. So even though he was very tired, he accepted to do this improvised short interview with me, almost the first time I was holding a camera. This is the first of a small series of interviews that will be posted soon. I hope you all enjoy it and share his thoughts on what are the good things that makes this community so special, so that we never loose that spirit. Thanks Fabio!