Xavier Noria

from Barcelona

Ruby on Rails Consulting

I am a remote Ruby on Rails consultant with over sixteen years of professional programming experience. I have been working with Ruby on Rails for many years and am a member of the Ruby on Rails core team.


Companies I have had the pleasure to work with since I started as an independent consultant:

As a work discipline I do not parallelize, but commit to one client at a time. I believe I offer more value if my mind is fully concentrated in one problem. Currently I am consulting for Jobandtalent.

You can next. Technical advising, architecture, Ruby on Rails specialized problems, application design, optimizations, code reviews, team mentoring, rescue missions, etc.


Due to my involvement in open source and my interest in knowledge sharing, I have spoken in a number of conferences over the years:

Conferencia Rails 2016 (Keynote, Madrid, Spain)
EuRuKo 2016 (Sofia, Bulgaria)
RailsConf 2016 (Kansas City, USA)
YAPC::Europe 2015 (Keynote, Granada, Spain)
RailsConf 2014 (Chicago, USA)
code.talks 2014 (Hamburg, Germany)
Rails Israel 2013 (Tel Aviv, Israel)
EuRuKo 2013 (Keynote, Athens, Greece)
BaRuCo 2012 (Barcelona, Spain)
RailsClub 2012 (Moscow, Russia)
RuLu 2012 (Lyon, France)
Railsberry 2012 (Krakow, Poland)
RuPy 2011 (PoznaƄ, Poland)
Conferencia Rails 2010 (Madrid, Barcelona)
Conferencia Rails 2009 (Madrid, Spain)
Conferencia Rails 2008 (Keynote, Madrid, Spain)
Conferencia Rails 2007 (Madrid, Spain)
Conferencia Rails 2006 (Madrid, Spain)
V Congreso Hispalinux (2002, Madrid, Spain)

and have attended many more.


I have a degree in Mathematics by the University of Barcelona. Have worked in a few things ranging from a small music shop to proofreading math textbooks for six years. I have been into computers since I was a kid, programming has always been a passion, and switched to being a programmer for a living after doing one year of PhD.

I spend most of my spare time contributing to open source. Open source is all about knowledge sharing and collaboration, principles I strongly believe construct a better society.

I have been around Ruby on Rails since 2005. I am a member of the Rails core team, and the author of Rails Contributors. Also honored to have been presented a Ruby Hero Award in RailsConf 2010, and to be part of the team who organised the European Ruby Conference 2009 (EuRuKo 2009), held in Barcelona.

I was also into Perl for some years. I am a CPAN author, and former leader of Barcelona.pm. Back in 2006 I published an article about the intricacies of newlines for O'Reilly's ONLamp.com. Also taught a Perl semester for seven years at the University of Barcelona as a part-time lecturer. That was vocational, I did it in my spare time.


Reading is one of my passions. I keep a listing of the books I read.


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