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Chris Arcand


Ruby developer at Red Hat, ManageIQ core committer, a maintainer of octobox.io, and occasional conference speaker. I spend too much money on keyboards and backpacking gear.

Minneapolis, MN


  1. An Atypical 'Performance' Talk

    A mixture of a talk on programming and a live classical music recital. I talk about parallelisms between music performance and programming - such as complexity, imposter syndrome, and true concentration - with unaccompanied clarinet performances throughout. Video (Keep Ruby Weird 2017 | Austin, Texas) Slides [READ MORE]


  2. 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]


  3. Retiring Dug; Hello Octobox!

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


  4. 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]


  5. 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]


  6. 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]