Ivo Balbaert is currently a lecturer for (Web) Programming and Databases at CVO Antwerpen (www.cvoantwerpen.be), a community college in Belgium. He received a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from University of Antwerp in 1986. He worked for 20 years in the software industry as a developer and consultant in several companies, and for 10 years as a project manager at the University Hospital of Antwerp. From 2000 onward, he switched to partly teaching and partly developing software (KHM Mechelen, CVO Antwerp). He also wrote an introductory book in Dutch about developing in Ruby and Rails: Programmeren met Ruby en Rails, Van Duuren Media, ISBN: 978-90-5940-365-9, 2009, 420 p. In 2012, he authored a book on the Go programming language: The Way To Go, IUniverse, ISBN: 978-1-4697-6917-2, 600 p.