Just after finishing the workshop, I got myself on a plane to Seattle to meet a small team of ex-amazonians with a keen interest in Ruby on Rails. They have a great idea for a web-application/community that has a real shot at moving humanity forward. It's one of those ideas where it's hard to do the two-line pitch, but once reach the fifth paragraph, it sounds awesome. Ogres, onions, and layers!
Anyway, these guys have been looking at the framework that I'm almost breathless from hyping and they're liking what they see. Especially married with the whole Less Software and Say No By Default approach we've been growing with Basecamp. So they flew me out for an extended weekend for my first visit in Seattle. What a great trip. High sun, amazing food, and lots of talking about how to bound their unique vision to a realizable concept that we could build.
I'm sure I'll be talking more about this thing soon enough, so we'll leave the particulars to another time. This is mostly so a tribute post to three guys that showed me an awesome city and an awesome time. Thanks again, guys!