Not only is he the creator of Ruby on Rails he won best Hacker of the Year 2005 at OSCON from Google and O’Reilly for his work on Rails.
As an author he has written three books, Getting Real, Agile Web Development with Rails and his just released Rework. If you are interested in checking out some of his work Getting Real has a free online version.
He is an avid guest speaker,one of his more famous speeches was at Startup School ’08 and he has spoken many times at RailsConf.
When: March 19, 2010 1pm (pacific), 4pm (eastern), 9pm (London), 8am (Sydney, March 20th)