David Heinemeier Hansson is a Danish programmer and racing driver. As a programmer, he is the creator of the popular Ruby on Rails web development framework and the Instiki wiki. He is also a partner at the web-based software development firm 37signals.
David Heinemeier Hansson
|Known for||Ruby on Rails|
Hansson co-wrote Agile Web Development with Rails with Dave Thomas in 2005 as part of The Facets of Ruby Series. He also co-wrote Getting Real, Rework, Remote, and It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work with Jason Fried.
Programming career Edit
In 1999, Hansson founded and built a Danish online gaming news website and community called Daily Rush, which he ran until 2001. After attracting the attention of Jason Fried by offering him help with PHP coding, Hansson was hired by Fried to build a web-based project management tool, which ultimately became 37signals' Basecamp software as a service product. To aid the development process, Hansson used the then-relatively obscure Ruby programming language to develop a custom web framework. He released the framework separately from the project management tool in 2004 as the open source project Ruby on Rails. In 2005, Hansson was recognized by Google and O'Reilly with the "Hacker of the Year" award for his creation of Ruby on Rails. After graduating from the Copenhagen Business School and receiving his bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Business Administration, Hansson moved from Denmark to Chicago, Illinois, U.S. in November 2005.
Racing career Edit
|24 Hours of Le Mans career|
|Teams||OAK Racing, Aston Martin Racing, Extreme Speed Motorsports, Proton Competition, Rebellion Racing|
|Best finish||8th (2013)|
David Heinemeier Hansson lists photography and race car driving amongst his many hobbies. He took part in the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans driving for OAK Racing. He also drove a Morgan-Nissan P2 car for Conquest Racing in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), winning two races in the season. Heinemeier Hansson joined OAK Racing full-time in 2013, taking five 2nd-place finishes to finish 2nd in the Trophy for LMP2 Drivers. During the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans post-race technical checks, certain irregularities were detected on the Vaillante Rebellion team's #13 Oreca 07-Gibson, resulting in the car's disqualification. In July 2010 it was revealed that Heinemeier Hansson was the person that had commissioned the one-off Pagani Zonda HH supercar. He also commissioned the Koenigsegg Agera HH, which was sold in 2022 to Houston Crosta, a YouTube video creator in Las Vegas. Heinemeier Hansson also purchased an Aston Martin Valkyrie.
24 Hours of Le Mans results Edit
|2012||OAK Racing|| Bas Leinders
|2013||OAK Racing|| Olivier Pla
|2014||Aston Martin Racing|| Kristian Poulsen
|Aston Martin Vantage GTE||GTE
|2015||Extreme Speed Motorsports|| Scott Sharp
|Ligier JS P2-Honda||LMP2||329||28th||10th|
|2016||Abu Dhabi-Proton Racing|| Khaled Al Qubaisi
|Porsche 911 RSR||GTE
|2017||Vaillante Rebellion|| Nelson Piquet Jr.
|2018||Jackie Chan DC Racing|| Ricky Taylor
|Ligier JS P217-Gibson||LMP2||195||DNF||DNF|
|2019||Jackie Chan DC Racing|| Ricky Taylor
|2022||Inter Europol Competition|| Pietro Fittipaldi
|2023||Jota|| Pietro Fittipaldi
Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results Edit
† As Heinemeier Hansson was a guest driver, he was ineligible for points.
Complete European Le Mans Series results Edit
(Races in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)
|2011||Lotus Jetalliance||GTE Pro||Lotus Evora GTE||Toyota-Cosworth 4.0 L V6||CAS||SPA||IMO||SIL
|2013||Jota Sport||LMP2||Zytek Z11SN||Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8||SIL||IMO
|2019||Team Project 1||LMGTE||Porsche 911 RSR||Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6||LEC||MNZ||CAT
|2022||Inter Europol Competition||LMP2||Oreca 07||Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8||LEC
* Season still in progress.
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results Edit
(Races in bold indicate pole position, Results are overall/class)
|2014||RSR Racing||PC||Oreca FLM09||Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8||DAY
|2015||Tequila Patrón ESM||P||HPD ARX-04b 1
HPD ARX-03b 2
|Honda HR28TT 2.8 L V6 Turbo||DAY
|2016||Starworks Motorsport||PC||Oreca FLM09||Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8||DAY
|2018||3GT Racing||GTD||Lexus RC F GT3||Lexus 5.0 L V8||DAY
|2020||Tower Motorsport By Starworks||LMP2||Oreca 07||Gibson GK428 4.2 L V8||DAY
† Points only counted towards the Michelin Endurance Cup, and not the overall LMP2 Championship.
- The home screens of 37signals
- DHH interviewed on the TV show Triangulation on the TWiT.tv network
- Daily Rush
- Douglas, Nick. "I'm David Heinemeier Hansson, Basecamp CTO, and This Is How I Work". Lifehacker. Retrieved 2018-03-20.
- "Google-O'Reilly Open Source Awards - Hall of Fame". Google Code. Retrieved 2010-09-03.
Best Hacker: David Heinemeier Hansson (Ruby on Rails and 37Signals)
- Staff writer (March 9, 2014). "David Heinemeier Hansson: Basecamp, Remote and the next big thing". eTalks. Archived from the original on June 20, 2014. Retrieved April 30, 2015.
- "DHH weblog". Archived from the original on 2014-10-23. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
- Mercier, Laurent (2012-04-18). "L'équipage de la Morgan 2012 LMP2 #35 affiche complet" [The crew of the #35 LMP2 2012 Morgan sold out]. Endurance-Info (in French). Infomaniak Network SA. Archived from the original on 2013-03-16. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
- "Pagani Zonda HH". secretentourage.com. August 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-02.
- Gary Bonanni (Oct 7, 2014). "One-of-a-Kind Koenigsegg Agera HH Spotted". carbuzz.com. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
- About David Heinemeier Hansson Archived 2011-06-02 at the Wayback Machine. Loudthinking.com. Retrieved on 2014-05-30.
- "ALMS: 2012 Rookies of the Year, David Heinemeier Hansson & Alex Popow". Archived from the original on 2013-06-02. Retrieved 2013-06-23.
This article's use of external links may not follow Wikipedia's policies or guidelines. (September 2022)
- Loud Thinking - Hansson's weblog
- David Heinemeier Hansson on Twitter
- Ruby on Rails
- Video of David Heinemeier Hansson presentation at Startup School
- David Heinemeier Hansson - The Pareto Principle and Stoic Philosophy on Developer on Fire
- David Heinemeier Hansson interview on the Inside the Net Podcast
- Martin Fowler and David Heinemeier Hansson interview on Hanselminutes Podcast
- David Heinemeier Hansson interview in Danish Archived 2012-07-23 at the Wayback Machine on Builder.dk Podcast
- Podcast interview with David Heinemeier Hansson on the Web 2.0 Show
- Ruby on Rails video David Heinemeier Hansson explains Ruby on Rails at the university of Roskilde, in 2004
- Keynote 2007 - RailsConf Europe 2007 - Berlin
- RailsConf Keynote on REST. July 9, 2006
- The Great Surplus - Keynote at RailsConf 2008 - Portland[permanent dead link]
- Living with legacy software - Keynote at RailsConf Europe 2008 - Berlin
- FLOSS Weekly podcast 79 and its transcription Archived 2014-11-29 at the Wayback Machine
- Podcast interview with David Heinemeier Hansson on This Developer's Life
- Podcast interview with David Heinemeier Hansson on the alphalist CTO podcast where he talks about Hey, the no-notification life and other thoughts on technical leadership. 2020