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Naomi Freeman

Naomi Freeman operates at the intersection of community, code and business impact. Software engineer, entrepreneur, MBA and serial volunteer organizer.

She is a Treehouse Rails Guest Instructor, co-organizer of Rails Girls Dublin and mentors through both the Ada Lovelace Initiative and CoderDojo Ireland.

Most recently Co-Founder & CTO of an AI social impact company. 2016 Woman of Influence Nominee in the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards and 1 of 8 founders accepted into the prestigious Silicon Valley Women’s Startup Lab. Naomi is living in Norway with her two cats and a Baby Groot bobblehead, all swathed in glitter washi tape. She is currently co-authoring a book about software and empathy.

Ruby Prototyping for Impact Projects

Curious what it’s really like to build an impact project? Join me as I present my prototype work for the Toronto Community Housing Corp’s repairs system and public-facing information site. Together we’ll explore some of the advantages and disadvantages of prototyping in Ruby. We’ll also chat a bit about the technical differences between a startup prototype and a government prototype.