Rida Al Barazi

Rida Al Barazi is a passionate web developer experienced in building smart web applications for startups. He has been designing and building for the web since 2002. He started working with Rails in 2005, co-authored Beginning Rails 3 in 2010, and spoke at different web and Rails conferences in Canada, Europe and the Middle East.

Rida was raised in Kuwait, grew up in Syria, started his career in Dubai and currently lives in Toronto working at Wave Accounting Inc. Most recently, working on Wave Payroll a payroll solution for small businesses.

Rida is dedicated to the Ruby community. He co-organizes and speaks at the Toronto Ruby Brigade where they host workshops, technical talks, and hack nights. In Dubai, he initiated social and technical events such as Dubai Tweetup, HackNight Dubai, and DemoCamp Dubai.

In his free time he enjoys good food, movies, classical concerts, and traveling.