The talk will explore some of the reasons based on what Vidar has learned while working on his own Ruby compiler as described in his series of blog posts here.
I've been programming since was a was a kid, and left university to start my first company. Since then I've co-founded a number of tech companies. It was during one of those startups I started using Ruby in 2005. Compiler technology has always been a special interest of mine, and since 2008 I've been semi-regularly working on a Ruby compiler written in Ruby.
Nadia co-founded Ignition Works in order to find fun and sustainable ways to build worthwhile software products. She has taught good engineering practices through pair programming at Pivotal Labs and she runs the Ruby Book Club podcast in her spare time.