Gert is an independent software consultant with over 15 years of experience. He worked for Philips Research, the Dutch Cancer Society, Kabisa and numerous startups. While Ruby and Ruby on Rails are his tools of the trade, Clojure and Elixir are his new “secret weapons”. His credo is ‘no code is the ultimate form of agility’. The expressiveness and elegance of functional languages (Clojure in particular) align nicely with this.