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Chris Arcand


Open source Ruby developer at Red Hat. Occasional speaker, frequent backpacking and hockey enthusiast, constant husband and dad.

Minneapolis, MN


  1. Balance

    Having something that grounds you and doesn't involve staring at a liquid crystal display whatsoever is vital to feeling balanced in day-to-day life. [READ MORE]


  2. Retiring Dug; Hello Octobox!

    I'm retiring my gem for Github notifications, preferring to contribute to Octobox instead. [READ MORE]


  3. Deletion Driven Development: Code to delete code!

    A talk about building a static analysis tool to find deletable Ruby code. Video (RubyKaigi 2016 | Kyoto, Japan) Slides (RubyKaigi edition) Slides (North American edition) [READ MORE]


  4. The Search For <Class:0x00000027b59290>

    A mostly-ranty little story about finding a phantom call messing up all the pretty green dots in our test output. [READ MORE]


  5. Testing in ManageIQ

    A talk co-presented with the very awesome Joe Rafaniello about testing with RSpec in ManageIQ; presented at the 2016 ManageIQ Summit in Mahwah, NJ. [READ MORE]


  6. I'm moving! A thank you to DC Rubyists

    I'm leaving the DC area, but you can bet I'll be back to visit. A short aside to thank the fantastic DC area Ruby community. [READ MORE]