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Enova's Rubinius Expert Leads Upcoming ChicagoRuby Events

Enova senior software engineer and Rubinius maintainer, Brian Shirai, will share techniques for more powerful programming

CHICAGO, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Enova's own Rubinius expert is teaming up with ChicagoRuby to provide insights and hands-on experience for developers looking to unlock extra programming power from coding languages.  Brian Shirai, an Enova senior software engineer and the maintainer of the Rubinius language platform, will personally lead two upcoming ChicagoRuby events in March:

  • Tuesday, March 4 – Beginning at 6 p.m. at ThoughtWorks, Shirai will introduce the Rubinius platform features that make it simple to implement other programming languages. RSVP here.
  • Wednesday, March 12 - Rubinius Hack Night at 6:30 p.m. at Enova's offices at 200 W. Jackson (13th floor).  All Ruby developers are welcome, including beginners.  Bring your laptop with Ruby installed.  Enova will provide food and drinks.

Shirai joined Enova from San Francisco-based Engine Yard in late 2013.  He is leading the integration of Rubinius into Enova's tech armory, which will enable faster and more efficient development of new products and features.

"Rubinius is a cutting-edge technology that brings better performance and reduces costs by fully utilizing the modern multi-core computer systems," says Shirai.  "The platform facilitates developer tools that improve the productivity and reliability of application code."

Enova is actively engaged in the Chicago developer community and regularly hosts meet-ups with ChicagoRuby.  A group of Ruby and Ruby on Rails enthusiasts, ChicagoRuby provides forums for sharing knowledge and excitement about the language and the framework. Shirai will be speaking at ChicagoRuby's annual WindyCityRails conference Sept. 4-5. For more details, visit http://www.chicagoruby.org.

To learn more about Rubinius, visit the rubini.us website. Shirai maintains the site, which is updated by Rubinius contributors and includes posts and documentation about using the language platform to its fullest advantage.  You can also view Shirai's presentation at Enova's latest Tech Talk, "Communicating with Ruby," on the Enova blog. 

About Enova
Enova believes everyone deserves access to simple and trustworthy financial services and works to close the credit gap for underserved consumers.

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Cash America International, Inc. (NYSE: CSH), Enova is a trusted online provider of credit alternatives for more than 3 million hard-working people worldwide facing short-term cash demands through our brands CashNetUSA.com, PoundstoPocket.com, QuickQuid.com, DollarsDirect.com.au and DollarsDirect.ca.  Our advanced analytical models provide automated and real-time approval of customers' loan applications, significantly faster than traditional loan processing.  Headquartered in Chicago, Enova has more than 1000 employees serving our global customers.

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