Dr. James Adam has been an active member of the Ruby community for more than four years, contributing to a number of projects including the FXRuby GUI toolkit and the Ruby-OpenGL bindings. He is a Rails early-adopter and contributor, working with the plugin system since its first appearance in Edge Rails. He has spoken at both conferences and user groups about using Rails plugins for effective team development.
James is the developer behind the Engines plugin, and works as part of a small internal development team in London producing real-world Rails applications within a corporate environment. He also helps run the London Ruby User Group, spreading the word about his favorite programming language to anyone who will listen.