Yehuda Katz presents the evolution of the Ruby on Rails project, the challenges it had to overcome and what are the lessons that could be helpful in making other open source projects successful.
Yehuda Katz is currently employed by Engine Yard, and works full time as a Core Team Member on the Rails project. He is the co-author of jQuery in Action and the upcoming Rails 3 in Action, and is a contributor to Ruby in Practice. He spends most of his time hacking on Rails, but also on other Ruby community projects, like Rubinius and Datamapper. Other projects by Katz are Thor and DO.rb.
Strange Loop is a developer-run software conference. Innovation, creativity, and the future happen in the magical nexus "between" established areas. Strange Loop eagerly promotes a mix of languages and technologies in this nexus, bringing together the worlds of bleeding edge technology, enterprise systems, and academic research. Of particular interest are new directions in data storage, alternative languages, concurrent and distributed systems, front-end web, semantic web, and mobile apps.