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Collin Jilbert: Bootcamps, Ruby Radar, and finding a job as a Junior Rails Developer
With Chris and Andrew both having “blah” weeks they wanted to bring on a guest this week. Today, we are excited to have on Collin Jilbert, Software Engineer at IMPACT. Collin is here to talk about being a Junior Rails Engineer, his journey, Bootcamps, and doing Ruby Radar with Andrew. He shares some honest advice about being a successful new developer, which includes to keep digging, keep researching things, digging deeper to grow, educating yourself, and sharing what you’ve learned. Also, find out more about Ruby Radar from Andrew and Collin and what you need to do to be one of their next Junior Spotlights.
How Chris and Andrew Became 10X Black Hats
Welcome to Remote Ruby and thanks for joining us! We start off with the guys talking
about taking time off, vacations, getting a massage, float therapy, and good books to
read. We also learn about taking smarter notes and different apps that you can use to
help you with that such as Drafts and Notational Velocity. Also, the guys explain more
about using Obsidian, which Andrew is a big user of, using Zapier, and integrations
being the key to the game as no code gets more popular. We end with Chris and
Andrew going nostalgic on us, going back to their high school days sharing unbelievable
hacking stories and exposing themselves as 10X black hats! Download this episode
now to hear these stories and much more!
Read the Logs & Version Your Gems
We are so excited to have Jason back today! Since the guys haven’t all been together in a few weeks, they start with catching up on what’s been going on in their lives. Then, we find out why Andrew regrets making all those GitHub actions he did a while ago. There is a discussion about Adam Wathan recently tweeting about GitHub issues, and an idea he had as a follow up tweet. Andrew shares a hot tip if you are leaving an issue, Jason talks about using NextRails, and Chris tells us a story when he had his first Rails job and learning to version your gems. We end with Chris announcing that there could be a potential “Mega Episode” coming up soon!
Rails Jobs: How to Win Friends and Influence People
On today’s episode, Andrew announces that he did yoga this week for the first time and he actually enjoyed it! We also learn that companies are moving away from whiteboard interviews and are doing it via pairing interviews, and why recruiters can be helpful in finding a job. Chris and Andrew share stories and exceptional advice on the best ways to get a job, and there are some key things that they elaborate on that could help you be successful in your job search, which are to be ambitious, learn to ask, find a mentor, be engaging, build connections, be helpful, be curious, and be willing to do the work. If you haven’t heard of “office hours” Andrew talks all about it and it’s definitely worth checking out.
Kubernetes, JSX for Ruby, and more with Cameron Dutro
Some exciting news this week, Jason’s wife had their baby early and mom and baby are doing great! Andrew is surviving as he calls it, the big, mad, hot weather in Arizona, and construction has started on Chris’s new house. We are missing Jason today, but we do have on the show a special guest, Cameron Dutro, a Ruby on Rails Developer who works for Salesforce. Cameron has quite a few projects that he’s done, which include Kuby, KubeDB, Rux, and Scuttle, and we are going to learn all about them, what they do, and why you should use them. Also, find out how different things work in Kubernetes such as SSH, Cron, and running Migrations, as well as Cameron’s vision for Rux which includes three big ideas.
Love the content! The interviews and rails info is second to none! Would rate 10 stars if Jason would stop saying 'like' all the time! 😂
Love listening to Jason and Chris talking back and forth each day. Reminds me of the old days of the bikeshed podcast when Derek and Sean were the hosts. Great look at two normal Rails devs having natural conversation around Rails, Ruby, OSS, and tech in general.
I love the conversations between Jason and Chris. I like how they talk about technical topics in a way that anyone can understand.
I also really enjoyed their guest speakers!