About Damon Clinkscales is the API Lead at VitalSource, one of the world’s most widely used e-textbook platforms. He’s also the founder of Austin on Rails, a top tier Ruby on Rails community. In 2012, Austin was selected as the site of the 7th Annual Rails Conference (RailsConf). In his spare time, he serves as a mentor to Techstars Austin and Longhorn Startup Lab, a program designed to encourage student entrepreneurship at the University of Texas. He is also an advisor to MakerSquare, a web development intensive bootcamp founded in Austin, Texas. Damon loves to help others along their path by sharing what he’s learned, making connections, and building community.