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Breaking the wall

Every man kind often suffers unconscious "mind walls" that hinders challenges and progress. This lecture talks about the nature of "mind walls" and how to deal with them, learned from the experiences from the development of Ruby language, and open-source activity.

About Ruby
Ruby is the object-oriented scripting language that Mr. Yukihiro Matsumoto has been developing in Japan since 1993. It has full-fledged object-oriented function like Smalltalk and handling easiness as scripting language like Perl. Ruby has gained high reputation not only in Japan but also overseas. In recent years, along with the epidemic of "Ruby on Rails" which was developed and presented by Mr. David Heinemeier Hansson in 2004.It is widely used in the field of web applications, and expected to be more popular all over the world in the future.

■AWARD
1997 OSP2007
2001 The Okawa Prize 2001
2005 Japan OSS(Open Source Software) Contribution Award
2007 Nikkei BP Technology Awards Grand Prize
2009 Monozukuri Nippon Grand Award, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Prize/Matsue Honorary Citizen / Nikkei BP Japan Innovators Award Grand Prize
2010 CHANGEMAKERS OF THE YEAR 2010 / 2010 NISTEP Award
2012 "2011 Free Software Awards" / Thanks Letter from Profiles of "Passion without borders" Japanese Project
2013 FIT 2013 Funai Award


■Books by Mr. Yukihiro Matsumoto in English
・Ruby In A Nutshell (O'Reilly)
・The Ruby Programming Language -joint work (O'Reilly)



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