Committee Members

Lauren hennessy

Lauren Hennessy


A junior developer and community evangelist, Lauren is a seasoned organiser of Ruby events both large and small. After a long while contributing to the community in her home town of Adelaide, she now resides in Melbourne and flounders around with code at Culture Amp. She’s passionate about fostering diversity and growth in the Ruby community and is excited to be leading the committee in those pursuits. In her spare time, Lauren likes to play boardgames and watch awkward sitcoms. She will love you forever if you bring her a coffee on a long day (or any day).

Toby nieboer

Toby Nieboer

Vice President

Toby was a developer and dev manager for nine years before becoming a technical recruiter at Lookahead Search. He is also the co-organiser of the Melbourne Ruby meetup, a gadget hoarder, mac & cheese enthusiast and dad.

Jo cranford

Jo Cranford


Originally from the UK, Jo now works as a development lead at Culture Amp in Melbourne, and is helping to organise RubyConf AU 2017. She loves tea and can't understand why people complain about the weather here.

Anton katunin

Anton Katunin

General Member

Anton is an expert ruby developer and a big supporter of the Australian Ruby community. You often see him at MelbRuby, BrisRuby, HackNight, RailsCamp and CampJS. He's also co-hosted and ActionHack. He worked with a number of startups over the years and often presents his experience at the local Ruby meetups.

Caitlin palmer bright

Caitlin Palmer-Bright

General Member

After a few years as a park ranger and then a few more as a high school teacher, Caitlin has now made the transition into tech. She is currently an intern with TwoRedKites in Brisbane and recently started the Brisbane Tech Newbies meet up group. When she’s not coding you will probably find her watching videos of puppies on youtube and eating as many snacks as she can find.

Nick wolf

Nick Wolf

General Member

Nick is a Melbourne Junior Ruby Dev who is passionate about Community Media and how technology is changing what it is to be human. He formerly hosted "The Year in Geek", a radio show interviewing 24 Geeks over a marathon 24 hours on topics ranging from Anime, Behavioural Economics and Formula One.