Ray Hightower is a software developer, founder of WisdomGroup, organizer of ChicagoRuby, and producer of WindyCityRails, WindyCityThings, & RubyCaribe. He is currently exploring parallelism and the Internet of Things.
Hightower founded WisdomGroup in 1994 as a network consulting firm. In response to client demand, WisdomGroup shifted into software development. WisdomGroup serves clients in multiple vertical markets including high-performance computing, online commerce, and not-for-profit. The company is active in the USA and in the Caribbean, and gives back to the community through student internships, running user groups, and hosting conferences.