Technology and Software

David Heinmeir Hansson – Business 2.0’s 50 People that matters

David Heinmier Hansson is 34th in the list of Business 2.0 50 people that matter. That’s certainly a true recognition of the impact that Ruby on Rails is making on Web Development.

Martin Fowler mentioned in his keynote on Rails Conf 2006 that whether or not, Rails succeeds in the end or not, It already has made a huge difference in the way people think of Web development.

O’Reilly announcing that they are hosting the next years Rails conference (in Portland, Oregon) is another sign of the increasing importance of Ruby on Rails.

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Travel

Chicago’s Skyline is Gorgeous

I am right now in Chicago to attend the RailsConf 2006. It is the first International Conference focussed purely on Ruby on Rails. The excitement and the response is huge. I would blog about the conference later and probably would need to do a few blogs to cover all that I have to say about the conference. For now back to Chicago.

Chicago is a beautiful city. The skyline from the lake is simply gorgeous. Navy pier in the downtown is an excellent area, if you want to get some nice views of the Chicago Sky line. I have included a couple of photos here, but would be posting more on flick later.

Blogosphere

Scoble moving to Half Moon Bay, California from Seattle

Robert Scoble is moving to Half Moon Bay, California . That’s a good news. Another huge addition to the list of great bloggers from Bay Area. Robert, looking forward to meet you at once of the local conferences.

For those of you, who don’t know Scoble, he is an (ex Microsoft) geek blogger who is very widely read in the Blogosphere and gave huge media attention to Microsoft in blogosphere. He quit his Microsoft Job and is joining Podtech.tv in Palo Alto.

Travel

Whistler

After attending Canada on Rails, I had the weekend left in Vancouver, so I decided to visit Whistler. It’s a very famous ski resort near Vancouver, Canada. Many people call it as the best Skiing resort in North America. In fact, I came to know about Whistler from the Hindi (Bollywood) Movie “Neal & Niki“, where some scenes were shot in Whistler.

Whistler is no doubt amazing. Very huge mountains, long runs to ski. This could be my biased view as I haven’t skied much other than Lake Tahoe & Auli in India. I could relate Whistler more to Auli as the snow was pristine, weather was like you are somewhere out of the world, clouds & sky was so near as you feel you can touch them. An unforgettable experience.