Luke Galea is VP of Research and Development at Avid Life Media, owners of,, and other popular dating sites. Avid serves a quarter billion dynamic page views per month using Ruby on Rails, Node.JS, Erlang and PHP.

An early adopter of Ruby on Rails in the Enterprise, and more recently Node.JS and NoSQL, Luke is at home pushing new tech to it’s limits and knows a thing or two about scaling.

Luke is also the developer of the diabetes management tool, built using Node.js.

Node.js, JQuery Mobile and MongoDB are Luke’s current passions, when he’s not brewing great beer.