He did it wrong. And fixed it.
May 7, 2010
Here’s a surprisingly insightful blog post from Matt Aimonetti. Yes, the guy with the “Perform like a pr0n star” CouchDB presentation.
I really hated this guy when the heated debate about his talk was running (when was this…some time last year?). He responded to the comments he got with such arrogance and lack of respect for other people’s emotions that a lot of us were appalled. I really felt (and still feel, actually) that he did damage to the reputation of the entire Ruby community. The fact that DDH stood behind him obviously just made everything worse.
Now all this seems to be forgotten, and that’s certainly a good thing. I had personally forgotten all about the issue until I came across this blog post. And it completely changed my feelings about him. It’s really great to see that a lot of people do change when they get a chance to sit back and reflect on the stupid things they’ve done. Everybody should get a second chance if they want it, even a guy like Zed Shaw if he comes to realize some day that he’s being an asshole.
Well done, Matt. Looking forward to following your work in the future.