The largest official gathering of the year, RailsConf brings together top talent, companies, and project representatives from around the world. Learn and build with the best in sessions, workshops, keynotes and parties.
David Heinemeier Hansson
David is the creator of Ruby on Rails, founder & CTO at Basecamp (formerly 37signals), best-selling author, Le Mans class-winning racing driver, public speaker, hobbyist photographer, and family man.
Aaron was born and raised on the mean streets of Salt Lake City. His only hope for survival was to join the local gang of undercover street ballet performers known as the Tender Tights. As a Tender Tights member, Aaron learned to perfect the technique of self-defense pirouettes so that nobody, not even the Parkour Posse could catch him. Between vicious street dance-offs, Aaron taught himself to program. He learned to combine the art of street ballet with the craft of software engineering. Using these unique skills, he was able to leave his life on the streets and become a professional software engineer. He is currently Pirouetting through Processes, and Couruing through code for GitHub. Sometimes he thinks back fondly on his life in the Tender Tights, but then he remembers that it is better to have Tender Loved and Lost than to never have Tender Taught at all.
Eileen Uchitelle is an Senior Systems Engineer on the Platform Systems Team at GitHub and a member of the Rails Core team. She's an avid contributor to open source focusing on the Ruby on Rails framework and its dependencies. Eileen is passionate about security, performance, and making open source communities more sustainable and welcoming. You can find her anywhere online at eileencodes.
Mark has been building and operating Internet facing software for over 25 years. He joined 37signals as their first ops hire in 2006 and spent 4 years running their infrastructure. After leaving 37signals he went on to ops leadership roles at places like Heroku, LivingSocial, GitHub, and DigitalOcean. He currently works for Pivotal and spends his time teaching Fortune 500 customers how to modernize the way they build software.