Marius Mårnes Mathiesen, Shortcut AS
Marius Mathiesen is founding partner of Shortcut, a five man development shop in Oslo, Norway. Marius fell in love with Ruby around 2002, while programming in PHP, Java, LotusScript and worse. He completely made the switch to Ruby in 2006. Since then he has created Rails applications for various clients, including a bank and a multinational clothing manufacturer - in addition to creating the self-service ecommerce service butikkenmin.no. After presenting Ruby for the Oslo XP meetup group in 2006, Marius started collecting names of fellow rubyists, which has since then become irb.no - a Ruby community with more than 130 members.