Jemma Issroff is a backend software developer, mainly working in Ruby. She is a founder and co-organizer of WNB.rb, a women / non-binary Ruby community. An avid blogger, Jemma also writes the Tip of the Week for Ruby Weekly.
When not programming or writing, Jemma is most likely to be found outdoors: hiking, running or swimming.
October 6th, 2021 | 30 mins 3 secs
It's a family affair! Danny Issroff, Jemma's older brother, visited the show to discuss all things product management. Jemma and Brittany quizzed him about how developers can understand product, advice for aspiring PMs and why developers are a precious resource.
August 25th, 2021 | 28 mins 56 secs
Jemma is going to be joining Shopify as a member of the Core Foundations team! She and Brittany discuss the interview process from Jemma's perspective. They then talk through their favorite developer tools, what they would improve and what sponsorship means for this show and WNB.rb.
July 21st, 2021 | 29 mins 29 secs
Jemma's debut as a co-host on The Ruby on Rails Podcast! Brittany and Jemma discuss WNB.rb's upcoming Fireside Chats about Technical Speaking and how Jemma is approaching the event as a moderator. Brittany shares her experience onboarding three (!) new Junior developers at TextUs and they both discuss how the approach writing and submitting talks. Lastly, they talk about setting engineering cultures within teams.