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Robert hall

I live in Charlotte North Carolina with my lovely wife, 2 kids, 2 dogs, 3 cats and 2 fish. My programming career started in 1989 when I was 19. Through the years I have used a wide variety of languages and stacks. I've done application architecture, system and infrastructure design. Now I'm working on datawarehouse and business intelligence projects.

I believe that software development, configuration and deployments don't have to be nearly as hard as IT makes it. This has led me to create my own SDLC based on a movie production schedule rather than an engineering practice.

I discovered Ruby on Rails in 2006 and immediately saw its potential to change the entire web application landscape. Most of my RoR projects in some way refine the art of conventions over configuration and move RAD to be better, faster, less expensive with fewer defects.

You can reach me at golsombe /at/ gmail /dot/ com or follow me on Twitter as golsombe.