David Heinemeier Hansson is the creator of Ruby on Rails, co-founder & CTO of Basecamp, best-selling author, Le Mans class-winning race car driver, family man, frequent podcast guest, and inspirational conference speaker.
Ruby on Rails was created by David in 2003. From the day Evrone was founded, in 2008, we've been using the Rails open-source web framework daily. It has helped us write truly beautiful code for our projects thousands of times. In addition to creating one of the most useful tools in software development, David has accomplished many other impressive feats, from writing the books "It Doesn't Have To Be Crazy At Work", "REWORK" and "REMOTE: Office Not Required", to racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship. In 2014, he came in first in his class in the 82nd running of The 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's most prestigious sports car endurance race. He also won the WEC championship in the GTE-Am category that year.
In 2020, we invited David to speak at RubyRussia, Evrone’s 11th annual Moscow programming conference. Prior to the event, we got a chance to talk to David about the world of software development and his approach to writing phenomenal code.