Marc-André Lafortune

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Marc-André Lafortune is a freelance developper has been hacking code for a couple of decades now and has since grown fond of refactoring, fixing things and reducing technical debt – ideally all at once. He loves coding in Ruby and can't resist telling others how to do it properly – at conferences around the world or on the net on github or StackOverflow. This incontrollable desire to do things right led him into all sorts of trouble, including becoming a CRuby committer in 2009 as well as contributing to dozens of open source projects. He has published a couple of projects, with erratic popularity ranging from his Ruby `backports` library with millions of downloads to `vivified`, a clever way of extending jQuery with CoffeeScript with 2 measly stars.

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Summer McDonald   -   May 15, 2014 at 05:18 pm
“My time working with Marc was incredibly productive. I'm a newbie at coding, and working with a more experienced programmer can sometimes be a bit intimidating. Marc made me feel very comfortable from the get go. He was a great teacher -- he didn't just throw answers at me, but instead patiently guided me in the right direction to fully understand my code and the best solutions and practices. I've worked with many "tutors" online to debug small projects, but Marc was by far THE best. Great teacher, friendly, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Marc and will be requesting him for my next session.”


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May 15
Received a 5 review from Summer McDonald
May 15
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