John Athayde is a designer and developer who spends a lot of time fighting bad coding practices in the Rails view layer. He is currently the VP of Design for CargoSense, a logistics product company. Prior to this he was the Lead for UI/UX and Front-end Development–Internal Apps at LivingSocial. In the past he also was the lead designer at InfoEther and ran Hyphenated People with Amy Hoy. He is currently setting up his small farm outside of Charlottesville where he can garden and play in the dirt in between design and code sessions. In his free time, he plays guitar and keyboards for DC's own Juniper Lane. He co-authored “The Rails View” with Bruce Williams. He holds his Masters in Architecture from Catholic University of America.