Piotr Szotkowski is a hacker scientist: an assistant professor at Warsaw University of Technology, a Ruby developer at [Rebased](http://rebased.pl) and a founding member of [Warsaw Hackerspace](https://hackerspace.pl). When not coding (or [talking about coding](http://talks.chastell.net)) he coaches at and helps organise [Rails Girls](http://railsgirls.com) Warsaw and organises [Warsaw Ruby Users Group](http://wrug.eu) and [NetWtorek](http://netwtorek.pl) – monthly meetings of people from the NGO/non-profit and IT sectors.
Standard Library, Uncommon Uses
There are tonnes of little- or virtually unknown libraries in Ruby’s stdlib, and they found their way there for a reason. Much like revisiting Enumerable’s method list times and again makes you a better Ruby programmer, so does looking into its standard library – not only because there are things you didn’t know existed, but also because the way th…