Mark Bates is a full stack web developer with 20years of experience building high quality scalable applications for companies such as Apple, USA Today, Klarna, and Palm. He has written three books, “Distributed Programming with Ruby”, “Programming in CoffeeScript”, and “Conquering the Command Line”. Mark has spoken at conferences around the world, has led user groups such as Boston Ruby and Boston Golang, and has helped to organize conferences such as GothamGo and GopherCon. Mark is a founding partner at Gopher Guides, the industry leader for Go training. Mark is also the co-founder of PaperCall.io, a platform for connecting technical events with high quality content and speakers. In his spare time Mark leads development of the Go web framework Buffalo.