General Manager for startups @ Microsoft. Chad Fowler is a software developer, trainer, manager, speaker, and musician. Over the past decade he has worked with some of the world's largest companies. He is co-organizer of RubyConf and RailsConf and author or co-author of a number of software books, including "The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development" and "Rails 3 Recipes".