RubySteps Podcast

RubySteps Podcast
By Pat Maddox from RubySteps
About this podcast
Podcast by Pat Maddox from RubySteps
Latest episodes
June 14, 2016
James joins us to share his story of how he got into programming, and his journey through the world of Ruby and Rails over the past 10+ years. He tells you what he does when he gets stuck, how to get past the newbie freak out, and how to adopt an effective problem-solving mindset. He also shares his thoughts on the less code movement, and how to find a community of practice that will help you become a better developer. https://www.rubysteps.com/podcast/006-james-edward-gray-makes-ruby-do-whatever-he-wants-it-to/
June 2, 2015
Justin Searls runs a software consultancy called Test Double out of Columbus, Ohio. Test Double has a unique model built on trust and learning. Justin talks to us about his consultancy, the layers of understanding that go into a complex software project, and things you should do to keep learning and advance your career as a software developer. http://www.rubysteps.com/podcast/005-justin-searls-runs-a-software-consultancy-based-on-trust-and-learning/
May 19, 2015
After studying computer science in college, Hannah Howard found herself burnt out of tech at the ripe old age of 22. She spent the next ten years focused on education and social progress, before making her way back into programming. She now works as a developer, and as part of her work she’s helped build a Rails-Angular integration framework. She continues to educate developers, and shares her thoughts on the challenges people face when they’re new to programming. http://rubysteps.com/podcast/004-hannah-howard-education-empathy-open-source/
May 13, 2015
Jim Remsik, Jr. - aka Tiger - started his first day of work as a Rubyist by going to RubyConf. He kept attending conferences, until one day he started his own. Madison Ruby+ is considered one of the best conferences around. Tiger has made it his mission through the years to help the people around him achieve success. He looks for opportunities to help people grow, and for organizations to invest in their people. He works tirelessly to grow the Ruby community, and to make connections between the Ruby community and his hometown of Madison. In this episode, Jim shares his definition of success, and gives great advice on how you can create a successful programming career for yourself. http://rubysteps.com/podcast/003-jim-remsik-making-success-happen-around-him/
March 25, 2015
You don’t need permission to become a developer - but a little encouragement can go a long way. Just 30 days after attending her first RailsGirls event, Jen Diamond began helping other people learn. She’s hosted her own RailsGirls events, organized meetups, and reached out to businesses to encourage them to create internships. What unique skills can you contribute to the software world? Jen shares how her musical background and love of learning helped her recognize that she can add value to anyone who wants to make software. http://rubysteps.com/podcast/002-jen-diamond-helps-teach-rails-30-days-after-learning/
March 18, 2015
How do you go from front-end designer with no Ruby programming knowledge, to scaling one of the highest-traffic Rails websites in the world, to a Senior Director of Product responsible for hiring Rails developers, in just four years? My long-time friend BJ Clark shares how he did it in the premiere episode of the Rubysteps podcast. http://rubysteps.com/podcast/001-bj-clark-zero-ruby-knowledge-hires-rails-devs-four-years-later/