2020-09-28 RubyWorld Conference 2020 Keynote Speakers decided

The keynote speekers for RubyWorld Conference 2020 has been decided. We invite Yukihiro Matsumoto, the creator of Ruby, and David Heinemeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails and co-founder and CTO of Basecamp. The keynote speech will be given in the form of Mr. Matsumoto interviewing Mr. Hanson.

The title will be announced later. Please look forward to it!


Yukihiro Matsumoto

Ruby Association

Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto is the creator of the recently popular Ruby language. He started development of Ruby in 1993, so it's actually as old as Java. Now he works for Network Applied Communication Laboratory Inc. (NaCl, also known as netlab.jp) which has sponsored Ruby development since 1997. He also serves as a chairman of the Ruby Association, a non-profit organization focused on supporting Ruby. Since his real name is too long to remember and is difficult for non-Japanese speakers to pronounce correctly, he uses the nickname Matz on the Net.

Keynote Interview

※ Yukihiro Matsumoto will be interviewing David Heinemeier Hansson

David Heinemeier Hansson

Creator, Rails. Cofounder & CTO, Basecamp

David Heinemeier Hansson is the creator of Ruby on Rails, cofounder & CTO at Basecamp. He created Rails in 2003 by extracting it from Basecamp and continue to lead the development. He run the company together with his business partner, Jason Fried, and his team of some fifty programmers, designers, supporters, and sysops. He is also best-selling author, Le Mans class-winning racing driver, frequent podcast guest, and family man.