Meet Arnab Deka

Could you introduce yourself in a few lines?

Hello! I am Arnab! I am a software developer currently living in Bangalore. I primarily work with Ruby but dabble in Clojure often. I am a language-nut and am always experimenting with new langs and technologies.

I am also into astronomy and I'll be carrying my binos with me - talk to me if you want a close up look at Mars, Saturn and Jupiter!

Oh and socc… football!

You're giving a talk at Rulu this year. What will you talk about?

The talk will be about new concurrency related ideas/techniques, how they feel in their natural world (such as actors in the erlang/elixir world or STM in Clojure) and if/how we can use these ideas in Ruby today.

I'll introduce a few concepts, see some use-cases and examples and applications in Ruby.

Three properties:

  • You code with: Emacs
  • You test with: RSpec, MiniTest
  • If Ruby was forbidden, you would code in: Clojure

What Lyonnaise specialty will you give a try this year?

Boudin Blanc

What are you working on these days?

It's complicated ;)

I just finished a long-term contract with LivingSocial, where I was primarily working on Ruby and Rails.

As soon as I am back from France, I will be hacking with the awesome folks at Bangalore based nilenso.

Apart from that, I am working on the talk, as we speak.

What are the talks, books, libraries or commands you think more people should be aware of - because, well, they make your life so much better!

Anything to add before we wrap this up?

This is my first trip to France! À bientôt!

Ruby Lugdunum (aka RuLu) is a two-day conference dedicated to exploring the Ruby language and basking in warmth of the amazing Ruby community.

RuLu 2014 takes place in Lyon, France on June 19th and 20th. Have a look at the talks, read the blog and get your ticket!