Richard Kilmer

Programmer, Person

1969 –


Who is Richard Kilmer?

Richard Kilmer is a technology entrepreneur, software programmer and conference host and speaker in the open-source software community. He is an open-source contributor and developer of commercial software applications built in Ruby and Flash. His best known open-source software creation is of RubyGems, a package manager for the Ruby programming language most commonly used in downloads and deployments of the Ruby on Rails web application framework. He is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of CargoSense, Inc.

In 2001, he co-founded both the non-profit corporation Ruby Central, Inc. dedicated to the promotion of the Ruby programming language, and the for-profit corporation InfoEther, Inc., created to focus on applying the Ruby computer language in business. He served as President and CEO of InfoEther until its acquisition by LivingSocial in March 2011. At LivingSocial he was appointed a Vice President working in roles in R&D, and led the software development of numerous projects in Merchant Services and mobile.

After several years at LivingSocial, he left in 2013 to form his current company, CargoSense, Inc, a Software-as-a-Service company aimed at bringing innovation to the logistics supply chain in numerous industries using sensor technology in the Internet of Things arena.

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on July 23, 2013


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