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

In the wake of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, people were worried for their safety. Safecast answered that call and went on to the largest open radiation database in the world.

10 years later our science project continues, with Ruby at its heart. Our radiation measurements span the globe and are freely available for anyone to use. And now with projects like Airnote we’re using that expertise to tackle new environmental challenges such as the California wildfires.

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