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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. 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]