Who’s Your Field’s Awesomest?

The folks at 37 Signals are hiring a new Rails guy. DHH coded Rails when building Basecamp (you gotta go back to your roots guys, this page is bloody aweful, looks like a cheap flyer), they are a huge influence for independent developers and small, simple, well designed web apps. Jason Fried is somewhat of a guru in certain webdev circles. All of that to say, for a Rails developer, is working for 37 Signals like playing for the Canadiens back in the day? Or the Celtics or Yankees ?

Second question, in your field, who’s the most awesomest company you can work for (or maybe the one person to work with)? For myself it used to be Adaptive Path, now it might be Clearleft or Happy Cog but I’m not as much of a standardista is I used to be. I’ll have to think about that. Anyway, who is it in your field?

  1. Funny you should say that, it was my perfect example and I tried finding the company Cederholm founded with Dan Benjamin but couldn’t. It had an iceberg for an icon and they launched it right after Cork’d.

  2. i listened today to a podcast by the Rails Envy guys. It was fun. They are also doing the Rails vs xxx videos. I have to say they are really cool. Although sometimes a bit too nerdy for me.

    for 37Signals, they are very good technically, but one time I find some of them arrogant, and another time, lacking personality. Doing project management software is not also something I want to all year-round.

  3. @Patrick,

    It’s Tundro (http://tundro.com/) :)

    If I had to explain why I chose Simplebits, I’d say it’s because Dan was a pioneer in the web standards community and he manages to exceed the expectations on each project he’s a part of.

  4. In my field, that would be to work at W3C with the people who are working Web technological issues.

    Oh wait…

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