Robin Ward, co-founder, Discourse
Robin Ward
co-founder, Discourse

Robin is the co-founder of Discourse, the free and open source Forum software that hopes to remind people that paragraphs are awesome and that using more than 140 characters at a time often makes for better discussion. Discourse was released just a year ago, but is one of the most starred projects on Github and has attracted thousands of contributions from hundreds of people all around the world. Robin also runs a blog at where he discusses application development, with a particular focus on Ember.js.