Ruby on Rails Podcast with Brittany Martin

Ruby on Rails Podcast with Brittany Martin

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What's this about?

A weekly conversation about Ruby on Rails, open source software, and the programming profession. Co-hosted by Brittany Martin, Brian Mariani, Jemma Issroff and Nick Schwaderer.


Jemma Issroff

Hi! I’m Jemma (she/hers). I’m a backend software engineer, mainly working in Ruby. I also write, podcast and speak about software development.

I currently have the privilege to work on improving Ruby at Shopify’s Ruby and Rails Infrastructure team. I recently wrote a book about garbage collection. I write the Tip of the Week for Ruby Weekly, and am a rotating co-host of The Ruby on Rails Podcast. I’m also a founder and organizer of WNB.rb, a women/non-binary Ruby group.

In the fall of 2021, I studied at the Recurse Center. Before that, I worked as a backend software engineer at Panorama Education on data integrations and infrastructure teams. For my undergraduate education, I studied computer science and education at Brown University. While I was studying, I interned at Google and Knewton.

Brittany Martin

Engineering Lead at TextUs where she splits her time between feature development and leading the team on implementing technical decisions. 

She is the co-host of The Ruby on Rails Podcast, a weekly conversation about Ruby on Rails, open source software, and the programming profession. She loves baking and burpees: a perfect combination. 

She lives in Pittsburgh, PA

Brian Mariani

Brian founded Mirror Placement in 2006, a recruiting company specializing in Ruby on Rails. Brian believes that it is the best job in the world

Mirror has granted Brian the never-ending benefit of working daily with developers and leaders at startups. They make Brian smarter, energized, and hopeful. Brian is deeply thankful for the part he plays in the startup and developer journey, and joyful for a chance to support and enhance so many developers’ career trajectories. Brian often spends his days (and sometimes his nights!) connecting Ruby on Rails developers and growing startups.

When he's not building the future, you’ll often find him playing or watching baseball and other team sports with his wife Jaime (a high school coach) and his three children.

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.