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Goncalo silva

Gonçalo Silva is a soon-to-be software engineer from Portugal who always had a crush about performance. Being a freelance web developer for many years, he started using Ruby on Rails in 2007. He works for Tecla Colorida, creators of http://escolinhas.pt, where he began using RoR in 2009. Later that year, he engaged on a master's thesis entitled "Scaling Rails: a system-wide approach to performance optimization", mixing his passion about Rails and his obsession for performance.

He spends most of his time tweaking open source projects, from operating systems to graphical user interfaces. This hacking instinct surrounds his love for open source software, allowing him to make small contributions to many projects. You can find more about Gonςalo by following him on twitter (http://twitter.com/goncalossilva), visiting his website (http://goncalossilva.com) or taking a sneak peak at his Rails-oriented blog (http://snaprails.tumblr.com).