Last year, at RubyConf 2015, I found myself chatting to Saron Yitbarek for a good long time. We’d both been in a great talk by the wonderful Andy Croll , and whilst everyone had headed off to grab lunch, we stayed in the room talking about everything from interactive storytelling to doughnuts.
There were a couple of common things that sprung up during the course of the conversation:
- we had both enrolled into coding bootcamps in September 2013 and so were still relatively junior in the field
- we had both started roles that threatened to take us away from actively developing our programming skills
- we both loved reading and book clubs and study groups
- we had both wanted to read Avdi Grimm’s ‘Confident Ruby’ for a long time
And so the conversation went like this:
Nadia: Wanna start a Ruby Book Club with me?
Saron: Sure. Wanna make it into a podcast?
And thus the Ruby Book Club was born.
Want to join our book club?
Episode 1 awaits you!