I write a blog about Ruby development at patshaughnessy.net, and just self-published an eBook called Ruby Under a Microscope. When I'm not at the keyboard, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two kids. I'm also a fluent Spanish speaker and travel frequently to Spain to visit my wife's family.
Aside from learning some new things and seeing some great presentations, my real goal at EuRuKo is to meet people. I've crossed paths with so many European Rubyists on Twitter and in other places - meeting some of them in person would be fantastic.