Konstantin is an avid ruby expert, and a four-times CTO who had launched many popular sites in ruby since he fell in love with It in 2006, including two large e-commerce sites, and two social e-commerce marketplaces. Konstantin has a passion for building well-oiled engineering teams from diverse backgrounds that harness the incredible power of pair-programming, TDD, collaborative software designs, infrastructure automation, and continuous deployment. He authored over three dozen open source ruby gems, and is fluent in Ruby, C/C++, Go, Java and BASH. His most popular gem “colored2”, which is an updated fork of the original “colored” gem, has been downloaded from rubygems.org over 6.5M times. His Slideshare talks have been watched by over 200K people worldwide, and range on a wide variety of topics, from using object stores and lambda functions to do high scale event collection and analytics, to scaling web applications to 10K req/sec atop of PostgreSQL RDBMS, to building enterprise software using Ruby on Rails. He spoke at several Ruby conferences in the past, as well as conferences on PostgreSQL, DevOps, and leadership.
Speaking at RubyConf Australia (Melbourne) in particular is his absolute dream, because before coming to San Francisco in 1998, Konstantin studied at Monash University, Clayton campus in mathematics, and then worked for three years at a leading Australian open source firm https://www.cyberitsolutions.com.au where he met some of his early mentors. By speaking Konstantin hopes to give back to Melbourne some of that mentorship that he himself received while working in the CBD.