Florian Gilcher is a Rubyist from the mythical time before Rails, currently based in Berlin. He only moved to Berlin in June 2013, but was present in the community quite a while before. Before that, he lived in beautiful Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate.
For about 3 years now, he has been running a small software consultancy called Asquera in Berlin together with his brother, Felix. While all of their developers are good Ruby developers, their main focus is on building great infrastructures and backends - using any technology available.
Beyond his day job, he organizes community events like eurucamp or germany.rb. He is involved in the Ruby Berlin e.V., a charity to support the programming language Ruby, and is honored to work with all the great people there. He doesn't only run conferences. You can contact him for invitations, if you want to. His preference is clearly on community events with open and fair submission style. He supports Code of Conducts and evangelize for using them. He avoids attending conferences with a non-diverse program and doesn't want to appear in one (this includes, but is not limited to the ratio of women on the panels/talk selection).
April 29th, 2022 | 34 mins 9 secs
Florian tells us about Rust Foundation & Ferrous Systems, while Silona shares more about the IEEE SA OPEN & her FOSS Backstage talk about diversity and what it means to grow open source.