O'Reilly Open Source Convention - August 1-5, 2005 - Portland, Oregon
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Session

Extracting Rails from Basecamp
David Heinemeier Hansson

Track: Ruby
Date: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005
Time: 5:20pm - 6:05pm
Location: Portland 252

Heinemeier Hansson describes ow the web-application framework Rails came to be through the creation of Basecamp, an online project management application.

He'll address both technical and business questions and lessons made upon the journey of both. For example, what could possibly motivate anyone to start to Yet Another Web Framework. And how a manager reacts to going with an unknown language and choosing to write a framework for the first time on top of it--while attempting to deliver application functionality.

In addition, he'll talk about the power of the Rails community that exploded in no time at all; how to ignite such an explosion; and how to deal with the consequences, from coping with the influx of newbies to harvesting the fruits of rising stars.



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