About the show

The Ruby on Rails Podcast, a weekly conversation about Ruby on Rails, open source software, and the programming profession. Co-hosted by Brittany Martin, Brian Mariani, Jemma Issroff and Nick Schwaderer. Produced by Mirror Placement. Edited by Peachtree Sound.


  • Episode 454: Rubyconf @ Home: Hanami Core Team

    January 25th, 2023  |  50 mins 21 secs

    Captured live from Rubyconf 2022 Home Edition on January 11th, 2023, this is a special episode recorded with the Hanami Core Team: Luca Guidi, Tim Riley and Peter Solnica. Co-moderated by Jason Charnes and Brittany Martin.

  • Episode 453: Ruby for All Crossover: Integrations

    January 18th, 2023  |  30 mins 35 secs

    Brittany guested on Ruby for All this week! She joins Julie J to talk about why integrations are important to developers and why integration knowledge can give Juniors a leg up in hiring. They also discuss the differences between APIs and webhooks and review a real world example.

  • Episode 452: 2023 with Finesse (Brittany + Jemma)

    January 11th, 2023  |  26 mins 9 secs

    After reflecting on their 2022 resolutions, Brittany and Jemma talk about their resolutions for 2023. Afterwards, Brittany congratulates Jemma on shipping Object Shapes in Ruby 3.2, asks what is in store for her next and why everyone should upgrade to Ruby 3.2. They wrap up the episode talking about team changes at TextUs.

  • Episode 451: How We Hire Junior Developers with Andy Croll

    January 4th, 2023  |  33 mins 52 secs

    The podcast voice is back! Andy Croll is starting 2023 off right by joining Brittany to discuss the process they went through at CoverageBook to hire a junior developer. The timing is perfect because TextUs was also hiring a Junior developer so Brittany cons Andy into sharing a bunch of free advice. Happy New Year, listeners!

  • Episode 450: Bootstrapping SaaS on Rails + Finding Community with Adam Pallozzi

    December 28th, 2022  |  34 mins 42 secs

    Adam Pallozzi has been a professional musician, business owner and software developer. Now, he has co-founded SleepHQ, a CPAP support community where users can upload, review and share their therapy data with anyone. Ahead of his (spoiler: successful) launch of the Pro version, Adam sits down with Brittany to discuss his journey to finding Rails, his appreciation of Bullet Train, working on hardware (magic!) and finding community from AU.

  • Episode 449: New OSS Maintainers with Stefanni Brasil and Thiago Araujo

    December 21st, 2022  |  29 mins 5 secs

    Stefanni Brasil and Thiago Araujo are back on the show as new maintainers of the Faker gem! The trio discuss what they have learned in OSS so far, when to declare bankruptcy and how to market a project for new contributors. Does Hacktoberfest make a difference?

  • Episode 448: Turbo Native Workshop with Joe Masilotti

    December 14th, 2022  |  30 mins 58 secs

    Joe Masilotti of both Turbo Native and railsdevs fame, joined Brittany to talk about his upcoming Turbo Native workshop. They discuss why he is conducting the workshop(s), whether he is happy with the current state of Turbo Native (with a cool OSS reveal) and of course, an update on how railsdevs is progressing.

  • Episode 447: Rubyconf Mini Recap + The Rails Foundation (Brittany + Jemma + Emily)

    December 7th, 2022  |  36 mins 30 secs

    Brittany is joined by the co-organizers of Rubyconf Mini: co-host, Jemma, and Emily Samp. The trio discussed how inclusivity was laced into the event, their futures as conference planners and the adoration of Jemma's Nana. In the back half of the episode, they discuss their expectations and reaction to the announcement of The Rails Foundation.

  • Episode 446: I'm Giving A Talk on Thursday (The Rubyconf Mini Podcast Panel)

    November 30th, 2022  |  43 mins 7 secs

    Live from Providence, RI, it is the Rubyconf Mini Podcast Panel! Panelists from different community podcasts come together to discuss their experiences at the conference, field questions from the audience attendees and of course, mention their upcoming talks they were giving at the conference.

  • Episode 445: The 2022 Holiday Gift Guide Episode (Brittany + Nick)

    November 23rd, 2022  |  33 mins 27 secs

    It's back and now a tradition! It's the Holiday Gift Guide episode where Brittany and Nick share their picks for gifts that might appeal to a developer in your life.

  • Episode 444: Artificial Intelligence on Rails with Kevin Su

    November 16th, 2022  |  24 mins 11 secs

    Kevin Su ditched college to pursue the venture-backed startup dream, but found his calling running a small, bootstrapped and profitable SaaS business called Clearscope. Together, Brittany, Brian and Kevin discuss why Rails is the perfect launching pad for SaaS businesses, the tech stack Clearscope has chosen and how they approach hiring.

  • Episode 443: Your Network Is Your Net Worth with Roman Turner

    November 9th, 2022  |  30 mins

    Roman Turner is a classically trained French chef turned developer. He's now a Software Developer at America's Test Kitchen. He and Brittany discuss personal branding, attracting and keeping members in the Ruby/Rails community and advice for junior developers seeking their first role.

  • Episode 442: Sierra Rails (The Apprenticeship Pattern) with Dave Paola

    November 2nd, 2022  |  33 mins 1 sec

    An episode to inspire everyone who is passionate about Junior Rails developers finding roles! Dave Paola is the founder of Sierra Rails, a new development agency based on the idea that combining Ruby on Rails with the apprenticeship model can produce big results.

  • Episode 441: The Pursuit of Mentorship with Meghan Gutshall

    October 26th, 2022  |  32 mins 50 secs

    Meg Gutshall is a Ruby on Rails application developer at Penn Medicine with a passion for open source. Brittany asks Meg about her love of Virtual Coffee, her fond memories of Mike Rogers and her role as a core team member of Ruby for Good.

  • Episode 440: World Traveler and Ruby 3.2 Preview (Brittany + Jemma)

    October 19th, 2022  |  25 mins 10 secs

    Object Shapes is merged and headed to Ruby 3.2! Fresh off of her world tour, Jemma catches up with Brittany about RubyKaigi, Euroku and Rails SaaS. After talking about Rubyconf Mini plans, the pair discuss the new Data.define feature coming to Ruby 3.2 as well.

  • Episode 439: One More Podcast Pitch with Andy Croll

    October 12th, 2022  |  35 mins 47 secs

    Andy Croll is back and he has something to say. Brittany and Andy chat from their cupboards about My First Ruby Friend, bringing yourself to work, Apple note driven development and Rubyconf Mini. They spend the rest of the episode on Andy's podcast pitch.