Brittany Martin is the Engineering Lead at TextUs where she splits her time between feature development and leading the team on implementing technical decisions.
She is the co-host of The Ruby on Rails Podcast, a weekly conversation about Ruby on Rails, open source software, and the programming profession. She loves baking and burpees: a perfect combination.
She lives in Pittsburgh, PA and she tweets at @brittjmartin
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.