Ruby is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the Emerging Technologies group at IBM and is involved in a host of open source initiatives. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of the Apache Software Foundation and a developer on the Apache SOAP project. He is also the chairman of the Jakarta project, whose mission is to provide commercial-quality server solutions based on the Java Platform, developed in an open and cooperative fashion. He is a member of the XML PMC and a member of the ECMA TC39 group standardizing the Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) for the .NET Framework. He is also a member of the PHP group, a select group of developers who contribute to core PHP. Ruby holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Math from Christopher Newport College.