Rails Core Panel

David Heinemeier Hansson (37signals), Jeremy Kemper (37signals), Michael Koziarski (Koziarski Software Limited), Rick Olson (GitHub), Yehuda Katz (Tilde Inc), Joshua Peek (Consultant)
Keynote
Location: Ballroom A-B
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(3.59, 39 ratings)

Q&A with the core developers of Rails. Your questions; their answers.

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David Heinemeier Hansson

37signals

David Heinemeier Hansson is a partner at 37signals, a privately-held Chicago-based company committed to building the best web-based tools possible with the least number of features necessary.

37signals’ products include Basecamp, Highrise, Backpack, Campfire, Ta-da List, and Writeboard. 37signals’ products do less than the competition—intentionally.

He is also the creator of Ruby on Rails.

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Jeremy Kemper

37signals

Jeremy Kemper (bitsweat) is a programmer at 37signals hailing from Pasadena, California. Hot on the heels of DHH, he has been the most active contributor to Rails. He’s knee deep in pretty much all aspects of the framework and one of the top batters against new, incoming tickets.

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Michael Koziarski

Koziarski Software Limited

Michael “Koz” Koziarski is a software consultant specialising in Ruby on Rails, database architecture, web based businesses and object oriented design. He’s been a contributor to Rails since 2004, a Rails Core Team member since 2005 and helps other programmers improve their code on The Rails Way, a popular Rails architecture weblog.

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Rick Olson

GitHub

Rick is a Ruby developer at @github. He’s also developed several APIs for @entp.

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Yehuda Katz

Tilde Inc

Yehuda Katz is a member of the Ember.js, Ruby on Rails and jQuery Core Teams. His 9-to-5 home is at the startup he founded, Tilde Inc., where he works on Skylight, a Rails performance tool. Yehuda is the co-author of best-selling jQuery in Action and Rails 3 in Action. He spends most of his time hacking on open source—his main projects, along with others, like Thor, Handlebars and Janus—or traveling the world doing open source evangelism work. He blogs at http://yehudakatz.com and can be found on Twitter as @wycats.

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Joshua Peek

Consultant

Josh Peek (joshp) has been working with almost all parts of Rails. A lot of work spent on performance and thread safety for Action Pack. He’s the latest addition to the team.

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Emmanuel Sambo
05/08/2009 7:16pm PDT

I enjoyed hearing that both Yehuda and David are reading books on other frameworks and can find good things about each. Not being close minded can help us to keep growing.

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