Nick Schwaderer works in Production Engineering at Shopify. He loves Ruby history and lore.
He lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland with his wife Laura.
Nick has worked on projects with Ruby to help forecast pain for individuals with chronic illness and assist in communications during a natural disaster.
When not writing Ruby Nick enjoys making music and IoT creations with Arduino.
November 1st, 2023 | 38 mins 8 secs
Nick was at Rails World earlier this month and took the chance to chat with Raphael França about his work on the Rails Core team and releasing a new version of Rails.
October 25th, 2023 | 31 mins 36 secs
Nick was at Rails World earlier this month and took the chance to chat with Andrew Mason about podcasting, engaging with the Ruby community, how interest rates impact the tech industry, Turbo , and some of the new things announced at Rails World.
August 30th, 2023 | 33 mins 2 secs
Nick is heading to Rails World to represent the show and he has a ticket to giveaway to a lucky listener! The pair talk about doing hard things first, the renaming of MRSK to Kamal and then a random deep dive on our show's archives. Check out the show notes for giveaway details!
July 19th, 2023 | 35 mins 7 secs
Brittany and Nick sync up after Nick's one-night-only talk at Brighton Ruby 2023. It wouldn't be a recap without the conference organizer so they were lucky to find Andy Croll free to fill them in on why he continues to run the event and his thoughts on the uptick on conference attendance.
May 17th, 2023 | 33 mins 25 secs
Brittany and Nick are back together again! Brittany talks about on boarding as an Engineering Manager at Shogun as a Shogie. The two discuss standup preferences, multi-timezone communications, bonding over incidents and Nick's latest venture: rChat.
March 22nd, 2023 | 34 mins 49 secs
What is Nick? Well, Nick has a thing! He tells Brittany all about his new project: Scarpe. From there, Brittany steals some free consulting from Nick when she presents an authentication problem she is trying to tackle on a side project. Nick shares his experience at a coveted Sandi Metz workshop and they wrap on a personal update from Brittany.
February 1st, 2023 | 30 mins 56 secs
After taking a moment to talk about Chris Seaton's impact on the community, Nick tells Brittany about his adventures in TruffleRuby and Hatchbox. They also discuss how Shopify removed all recurring meetings with more than two people in perpetuity to encourage more focus time.
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.
September 28th, 2022 | 30 mins 52 secs
After diving into CrossFit and their favorite comfort foods, Nick and Brittany talk all things conferences: RubyKaigi 2022, Rails SaaS and Rubyconf 2022. Nick ends the episode by sharing some cool Rails upgrade tooling he is working on.
July 20th, 2022 | 29 mins 15 secs
Nick is officially an influencer! After Nick accidentally launched a co-host of Rubyists learning Japanese (including Brittany!), the duo chat about learning styles and recommended podcasts. Oh, and upgrade your Rails applications, listeners!
June 22nd, 2022 | 32 mins 1 sec
Brittany and Nick took a foray into handheld console gaming before celebrating Nick's new role at Shopify on the Ruby/Rails Infra team. They chatted about their favorite parts of Railsconf including Nick's Ruby Archaeology talk and Shopify's Railsconf Afterparty Twitter Space. Also, Past Rubies is back!
June 1st, 2022 | 43 mins 43 secs
Live from Portland, OR is the Ruby Podcast Panel recording from Railsconf 2022! The panelists discuss why they are loyal to podcasting, the state of the Ruby and Rails communities, opening doors for juniors into our industry and themes they noted from the conference.
March 30th, 2022 | 32 mins 24 secs
Brittany and Nick gush about their long awaited reunion at Sin City Ruby in Las Vegas. They talk about talk prep, hype music, and even costume changes. After discussing how to pull off a company onsite and remote whiteboarding, they wrap by sharing their thoughts on "No Railsconf".
January 19th, 2022 | 28 mins 49 secs
Shameel Abdullah is a Senior Developer at Shopify. Starting his career with frontend development, he has transitioned to a fullstack developer, working with Rails across multiple startups. He, Nick and Brittany chat about GraphQL and frontend opinions.
December 8th, 2021 | 30 mins 35 secs
It's that magical time of the year again. Brittany and Nick catch up on Nick's experience at Rubyconf then dive into their holiday gift picks for 2021. Do you agree? Have more picks? Tweet to @brittjmartin and @Schwad4HD14 with your thoughts.
November 24th, 2021 | 51 mins 17 secs
Recorded live from Rubyconf 2021 in Denver, CO with an audience! Panelists from The Ruby on Rails Podcast, Code with Jason and Remote Ruby gathered to chat about why they were excited to attend Rubyconf, favorite episodes and to field listener questions.