David Heinemeier Hansson was born in 1979 in Copenhagen, Denmark. After he graduated from Copenhagen Business School in 2005, he moved to Chicago, USA. He is a partner in 37signals. The company behind Basecamp, Highrise, Backpack, Writeboard, and Ta-da List. They run a popular weblog at Signal vs Noise. He is also the creator the web-application framework Ruby on Rails. The infrastructure software used to build all our applications at 37signals. For the work on Rails, he won Best Hacker of the Year 2005 at OSCON from Google and O'Reilly. And in 2006, I accepted the Jolt award of product excellence for Rails 1.0. Similarly, for the work on Rails, he's been featured on the cover of LinuxJournal and in the pages of Wired, Business 2.0, Chicago Tribune, and other publications.
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Daniel and Manton discuss 37signals becoming Basecamp, spreading one’s self too thinly, choosing a product lineup, time management, and App.net’s new Kickstarter-like system: Backer.
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Downton Abbey – The British period soap opera set in a very large house.
Two Big Announcements – 37signals announces its name change to Basecamp.
Basecamp.com – New site centered around, you guessed it, Basecamp.
Paper: Stories From Facebook – The new app from Facebook with a controversially generic name.
Black Ink – Daniel’s Mac-based crosswords app.
Gus Mueller – Our friend and the developer behind Flying Meat.
Flying Meat – Gus’s company, which recently changed its focus exclusively to Acorn .
VoodooPad – Gus’s former desktop wiki app, now a product of Plausible Labs .
Backer – New crowdfunding service from App.net directed at financing specific software features.
Kickstarter – The popular crowdfunding service geared more towards physical rewards.
My Nightmare App – Daniel’s 2006 critique of an overly-ambitious crowd-specified app design contest.
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