We’re counting down the days until DevBeat 2013. It’s like an Advent calendar for nerds — wait, next year, we should totally make DevBeat countdown calendars. Thoughts?

So far, we’ve got Stallman, DHH, Lerdorf, and many more lined up for sessions, Q&A’s, and master classes. The speaker we’re proud to announce today is — drum roll! — Alex Payne! What a firecracker, that guy.

Alex Payne, Programmer, Writer & Angel Investor
Alex Payne is a programmer, writer, and angel investor. He currently divides his time between consulting for early-stage startups, working on his second book project, spending time with organizations like Hacker School, and organizing the annual Emerging Languages event. Alex was previously CTO of customer-friendly online banking service Simple, and before that was Platform Lead at Twitter. He presently calls Venice, Los Angeles home.

Stay tuned for a bunch of DevBeat program and speaker announcements over the next week, and make sure to register today! The room is filling up quickly with hackers of all kinds, so get your friends/coworkers/arch-nemeses together and get tickets while the gettin’s good.

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