Episode Archive

387 episodes of The Ruby on Rails Podcast since the first episode, which aired on January 6th, 2009.

  • Episode 371: The Railsconf 2021 Story with Marty Haught and Evan Phoenix

    May 26th, 2021  |  32 mins 23 secs

    Marty Haught and Evan Phoenix, Directors of Ruby Central, guested on the show to explain Ruby Central's place in our community, how Railsconf 2021 came together and what we can expect from the upcoming Rubyconf 2021.

  • Episode 370: From 2 to 15 Engineers with Zach Stradling

    May 19th, 2021  |  27 mins 2 secs

    Zach Stradling was the first Software Engineer on the original Trainual team. He joins Brittany to discuss how he grew an engineering team from 2 to 15 (spoiler: they are hiring!), how to define engineering culture and their use of service objects.

  • Episode 369: Samvera with Lea Ann Bradford

    May 12th, 2021  |  19 mins 21 secs

    Lea Ann Bradford is a senior software developer for Notch8. Lea Ann tells her story of learning to code after being a stay at home mom and she educates Brittany on all things Samvera.

  • Episode 368: Frontend Bundlers & Snowpacker with Konnor Rogers

    May 5th, 2021  |  23 mins 2 secs

    Konnor Rogers is a software developer for Veue Inc. He is also the creator of Snowpacker, and he has a deep love for open source. He breaks down Frontend bundlers for Brittany and the up and coming vite_ruby.

  • Episode 367: Inclusivity and Partner Support with Tay DeHerrera

    April 28th, 2021  |  23 mins 7 secs

    Tay DeHerrera is a Backend Software Engineer at TextUs. Tay and Brittany discuss getting involved in other initiatives at work and the importance of supporting (and sometimes humoring) a significant other who also writes software.

  • Episode 366: Zapped with Purpose with Amy Nadboralski (Powder)

    April 21st, 2021  |  20 mins 25 secs

    Amy Nadboralski (aka Powder) is a (trans) woman that enjoys programming, video games, and tinkering with electronics. She is currently working primarily with the Ruby programming language as a principal software engineer at Vibes.

  • Episode 365: I Believe in the Rails Magic with Brittany & Nick

    April 14th, 2021  |  30 mins 30 secs

    Nick Schwaderer co-hosts with Brittany this week. They discuss Nick's new job at Shopify (!), the interview process and working with the Ruby/Rails core team. They wrap with Nick's promise to discuss Stimulus but that quickly evolves to Hotwire.

  • Episode 364: A Founder That Can Code with Sean Devine

    April 7th, 2021  |  32 mins 32 secs

    Sean Devine, CEO of XBE and former host of this show is back to discuss the success of XBE in the past year, the use of Ember at XBE and how if you're a founder that can code, you've already raised your seed round.

  • Episode 363: Boring Rails & Creating Ruby Content with Matt Swanson

    March 31st, 2021  |  26 mins 14 secs

    Matt Swanson leads teams and builds products for customers at SEP. He runs the blog Boring Rails. Brittany and he chat about producing Ruby content and Matt answers questions from listeners about his approach.

  • Episode 362: ActiveModel::Errors with Mark Chao

    March 24th, 2021  |  26 mins 38 secs

    Mark Chao, or more well known as lulalala, is a happy rubyist from Taiwan. He works at GitLab, and likes to contribute to open source projects. He and Brittany discuss ActiveModel::Errors.

  • Episode 361: Ruby Garbage Collection and WNB.rb with Jemma Issroff

    March 17th, 2021  |  29 mins 8 secs

    Jemma Issroff is currently writing a book about managed garbage collection, with a focus on Ruby. She is passionate about making the tech industry a more inclusive space through teaching, mentoring, and community building.

  • Episode 360: Alacrity for Rails and Hiring with Jack Collier

    March 10th, 2021  |  25 mins 52 secs

    A force of positivity, Jack Collier is the co-founder and CTO of Atlantis Technology. Jack is an enthusiastic Rails developer since 2005. He's worked on more than 75 different Rails projects of all shapes and sizes.

  • Episode 359: Diffend, Security and Running with Ruby with Maciej Mensfeld

    March 3rd, 2021  |  34 mins 44 secs

    Maciej Mensfeld is a Software Architect with experience in a wide variety of business applications built using multiple Ruby frameworks. He is an active OSS contributor and maintainer of various projects including Karafka and Diffend.

  • Episode 358: Sales for Software Developers with Evie Zawada

    February 24th, 2021  |  29 mins 58 secs

    Brittany tapped her good friend, Evie Zawada, to guest on the podcast to discuss sales tactics, identifying personas and how important it is to listen. She offers advice for developers who might find themselves selling a product or themselves for a job.

  • Episode 357: CSS is a Cat with Utah Newman

    February 17th, 2021  |  28 mins 6 secs

    Utah Newman is a self taught Front end engineer with a passion for accessibility at Brightwheel. She and Brittany discuss the origin story behind her cat, border-radius: 50%, how important help is and how to navigate ADHD as a developer.

  • Episode 356: Fireside Chat on the State of Hiring with Brian Mariani

    February 10th, 2021  |  33 mins 10 secs

    Brian Mariani is the founder of Mirror Placement. He is back on the podcast to discuss the current boom in hiring, remote working, rusty decision making and the drive to love whom you are working with.