Chad Fowler

Architecture / Functional Programming / Ruby



I lead developer advocacy for Azure. I joined Microsoft when we acquired Wunderlist, for which I was CTO. I've spent years in the open source world, creating open source software, organizing and speaking at conferences (founded and co-organized RubyConf and RailsConf for a decade) and writing books.

I spend a lot of my free time in the startup and venture capital communities as an advisor, investor, and curious observer.


  • Ruby, Scala, Clojure, Haskell, Erlang, Java
  • Functional programming
  • Software architecture
  • Scalability and performance
  • Infrastructure management