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War of the Roses, catching cheaters one at a time! Listeners call the Z Morning Zoo and put their boyfriend/husband to the ultimate test will they or wont they choose them. The Zoo calls the boyfriend/husband and offers him a dozen free red roses to send to anyone they want. The ultimate test is, will they choose the right person.
 
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Jason Taylor is currently a Principal Software Engineer at TextUs. He has been a software engineer for 15 years but it is his first ever podcast appearance! He and Brittany dig into what being a principal means (key: confidence) and discuss some spooky Rails horror stories. Links for this episode: TextUs Boulder Ruby Group (Boulder, CO) | Meetup Do…
 
In Season 4 Episode 3, Erin Twamley and Olivia Mullins join Tori Cameron to chat all things STEM role models. Erin is the author of Everyday STEM Superheroes: Women in STEM Careers and Olivia is the Executive Director for Science Delivered. Together they teamed up to create STEM Trading Cards.Erin and Oliva chat with Tori about the importance of st…
 
Ruby is more than Rails. Brittany welcomed Piotr Solnica, Senior Ruby Backend Engineer at Castle.io and creator of ROM.rb and dry-rb core team member to the show to discuss his new job, OSS contributions and why he left Rails. Links for this episode: Castle.io - Castle - Security Automation solnic.codes / Blog / My time with Rails is up Hanami | Th…
 
Cameron Dutro believes we need Active Deployment like we have Active Record and Active Storage. That's what kuby is - an easy way to deploy your Ruby on Rails application without getting your dev-ops black belt first. Links for this episode: Quip @ Salesforce fluther.com getkuby / kuby-core: A convention over configuration approach for deploying Ra…
 
Rachel Green is a web developer based in Houston, Texas with experience in building B2B, e-commerce, and enterprise applications. She is an admin for the Ruby on Rails Slack group and is also involved with civic engagement and advocacy efforts and is passionate about the potential for tech to do good for others. Links for this episode: Webmaster - …
 
Tori Huang, software engineer at Gusto, and her team recently embarked on a journey toward unbundling part of Gusto’s monolithic Ruby on Rails app. She and Brittany discuss knowing when to uncouple a service and how to identify orphan code. Links for this episode: Gusto RoR 322: Rails CI Pipeline Performance with Kelly Sutton Chipping Away at a Mon…
 
On Season 4 Episode 2, Tori Cameron is joined by Kate Jenkins to chat all things teacher mental health, being a first-year teacher, and what it's like to be a long term sub in the STEAM Lab. Kate shares insight into being a long term sub in the STEAM Lab and what it was like to sub in a brand new program's classroom.Kate is also honest about feelin…
 
It's been hinted around but Brittany has a new job! She is the new Backend Engineering Lead at TextUs. She invites Nick back to the show to pepper her with questions about switching, remote work and a new codebase. In turn, Brittany asks Nick for an update on Past Rubies. Links for this episode: TextUs Jobs at TextUs Chef: Enabling the Coded Enterp…
 
As the leader of the AllTrails Engineering team, James Graham and his team are responsible for expanding AllTrails beyond a functional tool to a fun and personalized, trail discovery experience all supported by highly scalable web services -- including Ruby on Rails. Links for this episode: AllTrails: Trail Guides & Maps for Hiking & Camping About …
 
The announcer of the podcast, Michael Springer guested on the show. Michael is a software engineer at JazzHR and he spends his free time tinkering on hobbyist projects ranging from writing chat bots to building plastic robots. Links for this episode: JazzHR Introduction to FDM 3D printing | 3D Hubs Makerbot Thingiverse estruyf / unicorn-busy-server…
 
Ken Collins is an AWS Serverless Hero & Principal Engineer at Custom Ink where he focuses on growing their DevOps culture within the Ecommerce teams. With a love for the Ruby programming language and serverless, Ken continues his open source Rails career by focusing on solutions that leverage AWS Lambda with Rails using a gem called Lamby. Links fo…
 
In Season 4 Episode 1, Renee Wells, STEAM teacher from California, USA, joins Tori Cameron to talk about teaching STEAM remotely and in a hybrid model. Renee explains her idea to make sure every student she teaches has the materials they need in order to continue learning STEAM at home. She also discusses the value in recyclables and finding materi…
 
Robby is the creator of Oh My Z-Shell, host of the Maintainable Software Podcast, and CEO of Planet Argon. On his second appearance, he and Brittany review the results of the 2020 Ruby on Rails Community Survey. Links for this episode: 2020 Ruby on Rails Community Survey Maintainable Podcast Planet Argon: Design & Development with Ruby on Rails Epi…
 
Season 4: Update and What's to Come: is an intro for Season 4 and a brief overview of what's been going on during the last few months. Tori Cameron shares some of the hardships that have occurred during the covid shutdown and during spring and summer. She also shares about having the ah-ha moments of starting to plan for this coming school year. To…
 
Making his first appearance since 2018, Robby Russell is back on the show. Robby is the creator of Oh My Z-Shell, host of the Maintainable Software Podcast, and CEO of Planet Argon, a software consultancy that improves existing Ruby on Rails applications and makes them more maintainable. Links for this episode: Oh My Zsh - a delightful & open sourc…
 
Jason Swett is a developer, speaker, author and the host of The Rails with Jason podcast. He and Brittany discussed bringing diversity into the podcasting space and some of his favorite tips from his blog post, "All my best programming tips". Links for this episode: The Rails with Jason Podcast All my best programming tips | Jason's Blog Code with …
 
This week, Brittany is joined by Haroon Ahmed, a programmer from Coventry, UK. He is a Hacker, Rubyist, and open source contributor. They discuss his latest contribution to Rails (--minimal) and how OS can open up career opportunities for developers. Links for this episode: rails/rails | rails new cool_app --minimal #39282 CodeTriage: Get Started C…
 
Natalie Kudanova is a product marketing manager for JetBrains RubyMine, an IDE for Ruby and Rails developers. She helps the RubyMine team understand the needs of their users. In this short episode, she and Brittany discuss the best way to reach Ruby developers and IDE innovations. Links for this episode: JetBrains RubyMine: The Ruby on Rails IDE by…
 
A timely episode for the employers hiring and the Ruby developers looking for work during the pandemic. After a heartfelt story, Brian Mariani, founder of Mirror Placement, revealed hiring patterns and honest advice for these unprecedented times. Links for this episode: Contact Mirror Placement (and Brian!) Episode Introduction and Outro by Michael…
 
Gleaves is joined by Christa Fernando. Christa is a recent graduate from GVSU's biomedical science program, and our Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy. She will join Gleaves to share her experience as a leader on and off-campus, and the role that faith has played in her leadership development.By The Hauenstein Center at Grand Valley State University
 
Brittany guested on the Ruby Blend! The hosts counsel her on opensourcing her googlepay gem. They then dive into how important README's are, useful tools for documentation, a project from Evil Martians, a gem called Combustion, and RSpec API documentation. Links for this episode: Google Pay for Passes Gem Google Pay for Passes Demo Site The Ruby Bl…
 
Gleaves is joined by Dr. Shannon Duffy. Dr. Duffy is a professor of history at Texas State University. She holds a Ph.D. in colonial and revolutionary American history from the University of Maryland, and a Masters from the University of New Orleans. Her research interests focus on Revolutionary Boston, the Atlantic Enlightenment, and the Classical…
 
Vladimir Dementyev is a mathematician who found his happiness in programming Ruby and Erlang, contributing to open source and being an Evil Martian. He is the author of AnyCable, TestProf and an advocate for building monoliths with Rails Engines. Links for this episode: Evil Martians | Distributed Product Development Consultancy Erlang Programming …
 
Gleaves is joined by Cook Leadership Academy alumna Megan Sall. In addition to serving as the Board's Chair on Grand Valley's Board of Trustees, Megan is the Deputy City Manager for the City of Wyoming. She will join Gleaves to discuss her experience in the Cook Leadership Academy, and how it prepared her for a career of leadership and public servi…
 
The cat is out of the bag! Nick Schwaderer is back to answer all of Brittany's questions about his new role at Chef. They also dive into graphic design/typography, Ruby's popularity and the new minimal Rails app skeleton generator. Links for this episode: Embrace digital transformation with DevOps and Chef Chef InSpec Zeitwerk: A new code loader fo…
 
Kelly Sutton is a software engineer at Gusto on their application infrastructure team. He and Brittany discuss his project, TestDesiderata, and his latest blog post, "From 25 Minutes to 7 Minutes: Improving the Performance of a Rails CI Pipeline". Links for this episode: Gusto Kent Beck Test Desiderata From 25 Minutes to 7 Minutes: Improving the Pe…
 
Gleaves is joined by Ken James, Director of Inclusion at the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, will join Gleaves to discuss the intersection of Black Lives Matter with our business community. In this conversation, Ken and Gleaves will dive into racial inequalities within our nation, the current unrest and protests sparked by the murder of George Fl…
 
Gleaves Whitney is joined by Nate Swanson, a recent graduate from GVSU's College Student Affairs Leadership program, and our Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy. Nate will join Gleaves to share his leadership journey, and discuss the challenges of leading higher education in a paradigm-shifting pandemic.…
 
Colby Swandale is a Ruby Engineer at Envato in Melbourne. He is also a core contributor to the Bundler, RubyGems & RubyGems.org projects. Colby recently started a new project called Ruby API to help improve finding and reading Ruby documentation on the web! Links for this episode: Bundler: The best way to manage a Ruby application's gems Working To…
 
Gleaves Whitney is joined by Cameron Jones, a recent Grand Valley State University Political Science and International Relations graduate, and was a 2019 Truman Scholarship finalist in recognition for his deep commitment to public service. He is also a recent graduate of our Peter C. Cook Leadership Academy. Cam will join Gleaves to discuss his wor…
 
Gleaves Whitney is joined by Brian Bowdle, an associate professor in the Grand Valley Psychology Department, specializing in cognitive psychology. Brian joins Gleaves to discuss what is missing in higher education today and what we can do about it. In their conversation, Brian will touch on wisdom and intellectual humility as concepts necessary for…
 
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