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Chris Arcand


Senior engineer at Software for Good, a maintainer of octobox.io, and conference speaker. A Minnesotan who spends too much money on keyboards, ice hockey, and backpacking gear.

Minneapolis, MN


  1. 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]


  2. 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]


  3. Don't become an Expert Beginner

    This post is older by now but still so, so important - and this is something that is universal to all learning, not just software development (or bowling!). Erik Dietrich explains How Developers Stop Learning. [READ MORE]


  4. Git autofix for amending Pull Requests

    A quick share of two custom commands for instantly rebasing edits back into their proper commits in your feature branch. [READ MORE]


  5. A Comprehensive Degree of Ruby 2.3

    A wide-ranged look at the newly released Ruby 2.3 - covering everything from the pragmatic, blog-popular methods (the safe navigation operator, Hash#dig, etc) to performance increases (HTML escaping is now up to 7x faster!) and the experimental features to save and load instruction sequences for Ruby’s virtual machine. [READ MORE]


  6. Introducing Dug

    Dug is a simple, configurable gem to organize your GitHub notification emails in ways Gmail can't and in an easier-to-maintain way than large, slow Google Apps Scripts. [READ MORE]