“Yes, I made an iPhone app. No, I'm not a millionaire.”
Husband, father of two, and life long techie, Shay has been creating websites since the days when scrolling marquees and animated .gif backgrounds were cool. He started using Ruby in 2006 after getting tired of using PHP for developing internal projects in the health care industry. Shay used his spare time to build Rails apps for clients, as well contributing to open source, and developing his own pet projects, like the tweet embedding service Twictur.es. Shay left health care completely in 2008 to start a software consultancy. In between client projects, he spent some time doing iPhone development, releasing Cheat in 2009. He joined Hashrocket in 2009 and continues to love writing Ruby, and only mildly hating Objective C, to this day.