A quick​ recap and plans for the future

Hi, I’m back! I haven’t written anything on this blog since November 2016, which is sad but it is what it is. I’ve got so much to tell you. A lot happened during this time, and I’ll try to summarize it here and also talk a bit about my plans for the future. The Ruby Prize Almost a year ago I was honored to go to Matsue, Japan, to attend the Ruby World 2017 conference, where I received the Ruby Prize from Matz himself....

August 29, 2018 · 7 min · Piotr Solnica

8 Things I Learned During 8 Years of Ruby and Rails

Check out a follow-up on Ruby Rogues Exactly 8 years ago I started working professionally as a rails developer. I’ve spent a lot of time working for various clients, on various projects - from small green-field apps to 5+ year old rails monstrosities. In addition to Rails development I got involved in OSS. Back in 2011 I joined DataMapper core team, a couple years later I started working on ROM project and effectively stopped working on DataMapper....

March 4, 2015 · 6 min · Piotr Solnica

Taking a Break From OSS

Last two years have been pretty intensive for me. I became a husband, a father, a co-founder of Powow and during that time I tried to contribute as much as I could to OSS. I was mostly focused on Virtus and Ruby Object Mapper which consumed a lot of my time and energy. I thought I could go on but I was mistaken. I’ve burned out and decided to take a break from my OSS activities and focus on my family and daily work....

October 17, 2013 · 2 min · Piotr Solnica