Justin Gehtland is President and co-founder of Relevance, Inc., a development, consulting and training organization based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
He has written commercial applications in Ruby, Java, C#, VB, Perl and other languages, and is the author or co-author of eight different technical books, including "Pragmatic Ajax", "Rails for Java Developers", and the Jolt(tm) award winning "Better, Faster, Lighter Java". He is a well-traveled speaker, appearing at RailsConf, RubyConf, RailsEdge, JAOO, and the No Fluff, Just Stuff tour.
He is particularly proud to be involved in the continuing development of the Streamlined open source framework (streamlinedframework.org).
He currently lives in Durham, NC, with his wife, 2 kids, 2 dogs and 2 cats.