Brian Lopez is a GitHubber

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Today marks Brian Lopez’s first day as a GitHubber. He’ll be helping us make the front end of the website more awesome, from performance enhancements to new features.

You may recognize Brian as the mastermind behind yajl-ruby and mysql2, two superb open source libraries, but he also contributes to Rails and has released a slew of other libraries.

Also, he can really pull off a hat. Follow him on Twitter and GitHub.

We’ve all been huge fans of Brian’s for a long time and are super excited about working with him. Welcome to the team, Brian!