Mat Schaffer
Mat Schaffer
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I'm a volunteer with, an SRE with Elastic and a resident of Gifu, Japan. I've been working in Ruby since 2006 and authored a number of Ruby tools & resources including knife-solo.

Mapping your world with Ruby

In the wake of the March 2011 earthquake, many noticed a lack of good environmental data regarding radiation. The Safecast project was born from that need and our Ruby-based infrastructure how is home to nearly 70 million data points.

In this talk we'll go over the basics of the project, what we've learned over the last 6 years of running a volunteer-based Ruby project, and our plans for future expansion into tracking both radiation and air quality data.

Presentation Material

Recorded video