David just won the Best Hacker Award at OSCON for his work on Ruby on Rails. This is certainly something to be excited about, and I can’t think of anyone right now that deserves it more. Ruby on Rails is truly an incredible framework.
I had the privilege of having dinner with David a few months ago, and was impressed with his humility. In the midst of all the praise and admiration for his brainchild, “off the clock” he was a normal guy with no ego whatsoever. While Rails is praiseworthy on its own merits, it certainly doesn’t hurt that the father of the movement has his act together in the real world. Good work David.