Yehuda Katz

Yehuda Katz (Tilde Inc)
Location: Ballroom I - II Level: Novice
Average rating: ****.
(4.69, 71 ratings)

Keynote by Yehuda Katz, Engine Yard Inc.

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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 and can be found on Twitter as @wycats.

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Derek Croft
06/17/2010 6:08am EDT

This was an awesome keynote by an inspiring speaker. This speech embodied the “one person can make a difference” call to action motif of the whole conference.

John Petersen
06/11/2010 6:25am EDT

OK…when I heard that Yehuda only started programming in 2004, I just about choked on the coffee I was drinking!! As a guy who has been in the .NET space a long time – making his way to Rails, Yehuda’s talks was very inspiring – and intensely practical on how to get involved. If you walked away from this talk with anything less than being totally enthused, you were sleeping!

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Antek Piechnik
06/09/2010 10:01am EDT

It was an extremely inspiring keynote!

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