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Pat Maddox

8th Light

Pat Maddox developed one of the first revenue-generating Ruby on Rails websites in the world—a poker training tool—and has been helping teams to deliver quality software ever since. After helping numerous media startups create scalable Rails applications, he worked with Pivotal’s team to train others in their strong XP culture. As an early contributor to RSpec, the popular behavior-driven development framework for Ruby projects, Pat served on its core development team. He has been invited around the world to give conference talks, training sessions, and coaching expertise on a wide variety of domains and technologies, with his main focus areas being BDD, object-oriented design, and agile collaboration. Pat also helps others make better software by being an active member of various local user groups, serving as a mentor for outreach organizations, and facilitating regular code retreats.