Jason Fried is the CEO of 37Signals, a software development company out of Chicago recognized for easy to use, scaled down, and simple online project management products. The reputation for simple usability principles is paired with a commitment to open source principles.
Notably, 37Signals developed Ruby on Rails, an open source programming language used in many "Web 2.0" applications because of its simplicity and for allowing real-world applications to be developed with less code than other frameworks, and with a minimum of configuration.
- Signal v. Noise. A blog by the partners at 37Signals
- Ruby on Rails, developed by David Heinemeier Hansson, Fried's partner at 37Signals