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Male, 33 years old

As a teenager, Robby started his first business selling stickers via mail-order. In an effort to take his business online, he learned how to build a web application that would allow customers to purchase his stickers online. At the same time Robby was also running a music zine that he wanted to take online, so he learned how to build a content management system to publish his articles on the web. From these early endeavors on, Robbys motivation has been about taking ideas and executing them onlineloving programming as a tool, not for its own sake. Fast-forward several years to Robby continues this trend by starting Planet Argon with Allison Beckwith so they can combine their design and development skills to help clients bring their ideas to life. In late , he was introduced to Ruby on Rails and soon started a blog,, to share his learnings aboutwhat at the time wasan exciting new framework. In the years following Robby has had the opportunity to speak about Rails in the US, Canada and the UK. These days, Robby is focused on technical strategy, mentoring the development team, and building relationships with current and new clients. Outside of the studio, he enjoys writing and playing music, hiking, photography, reading, movies, riding his motorcycle, and keeping up on his favorite soccer teams, which include Liverpool FC and the Portland Timbers.