I’m a senior Ruby developer from the Philippines. I have been an active part of the Ruby community there - I’ve been the one working on the Rubyconf PH website these past four years. I have since moved to Perth to work with Rent.com.au as a developer and the CTO and co-founder of Beanbag Entertainment. I have started as a frontend Rails developer back in 2009 and was hired and trained by my boss as a backend developer. Since then, I have interviewed, hired, and mentored almost all my colleagues in that company as a form of paying it forward. I still do mentor people in my free time for some boot camp websites.