David Heinemeier Hansson

Location: Ballroom I - II Level: Novice
Average rating: ****.
(4.07, 127 ratings)

Keynote by David Heinemeier Hansson, 37signals.

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David Heinemeier Hansson


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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Shirley Bailes
06/11/2010 7:09am EDT

@Andrew: once we get the slides from David, we’ll post them on this page and update you when that happens.

John Petersen
06/11/2010 6:27am EDT

Interesting to see David’s take on the Rails 3 features that are of interest and importance to him. Great way to kick off the conference!

Andrew Vit
06/10/2010 9:55pm EDT

Would be nice to have the slides posted here, as sometimes the video dwells on David for too long and doesn’t show the code he’s talking about.

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clay shentrup
06/08/2010 12:00pm EDT

Seeing David in person was awesome. He might not be the technical tour de force of someone like Yehuda Katz, but his presentation skills are awesome. He’s just able to keep a constant and exuberant flow of speech that keeps me engaged.

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Michael Gee
06/08/2010 6:50am EDT

David seemed rushed. I would have liked some more technical details, especially with stuff upcoming in later releases.

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Vivek Kasiviswanathan
05/21/2010 1:38pm EDT

Hi David, I’m all excited to see you there. It’s like dream come true for me!

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