A warm greeting to those who attended RailsConf 2006, and an equally warm greeting to those who couldn’t. Dave Thomas opened the conference by challenging the Rails community to attack and solve various issues in the following keynote:

From No Fluff Just Stuff:

Dave Thomas is recognized internationally as an expert who develops high-quality software—accurate and highly flexible systems. He helped write the now-famous Agile Manifesto, and regularly speak on new ways of producing software. He is the author of six books, including the best selling The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master (Addison-Wesley) and Programming Ruby: A Pragmatic Programmer’s Guide (Pragmatic Bookshelf).