Name: Garry Schafer, or grimmwerks, grimm
Title: Human, Freelance Geek and Dad
How I got into Ruby: Well, I first dipped my toe in about 2007 via RoR at the time for a company I was working for, but didn’t really get my feet wet yet. See back in the 90s I was doing Macromedia Director, then Flash work for many years, as well as sound design (mostly for Marvel Comics, where I was also the voice of Captain America). After years of Flash / Flex work, and implementing an MVC framework within Actionscript when I bumped into Rails back in 2007 I just grokked it, but had a lot of other work thrown at me (including years of shudder php for awhile). As an Apple advocate since the old days (before the Clone wars) I’ve always wanted to learn Obj-C but the nomenclature hurt my head. When finally started working with Rubymotion (and I attempted it’s predecessor MacRuby) everything just fell into place. Worked on a fantastic app that communicated through Bluetooth to a smart brace for scoleosis patients to track weartime against a prescription, but haven’t been working with it too much of late. Intend to change that, would like to work on some Audiokit stuff; just been dealing with a bit of health stuff as I’ve been struck with lyme and I tell you: the old saying about health is true; the pain sucks… especially since I’m an old dad and can’t lift the baby.
Sorry, that was a ramble.
Shameless Plugs/Networking: Eh… I don’t know actually; if anyone needs music for anything let me know. Look up some of what I’ve done under the name Method of the W.O.R.M on iTunes. Or the Red Expendables (Cop Shoot Cop minus the main singer).
17" Macbook holding out (I like the real estate; I’m old: my eyes)
iPad Pro 12" (got rid of all my old outboard gear / synths to just run virtual / mobile)
iPad Air, iPad mini (though mostly absconded by children)
Apple TV 4
Hackintosh i7 with 4 27" Dell screens and LED drawing tablet
Herman Miller B chair (I’m old: my back)
Subliminal Text… and a lot of other software really.