Andy Croll on First Ruby Friend, RubyConfMini and more
In this episode, Jason and Chris are joined by Andy Croll for a European edition of Remote Ruby. Andy is the CTO at CoverageBook, First Ruby Friend organizer, RubyConf Mini organizer, Keynote Speaker, Author, and the host of Chats in the Cupboard Podcast. Today, Andy fills us in on things happening with RubyConf Mini and RubyConf Houston. We’ll find out about the First Ruby Friend program, as Andy gives us all the details about it, his secret plan, and where to sign up. Also, the guys chat about Authentication and Authentication Zero. Go ahead and download this episode now to find out more!
[00:03:02] Andy tells us some details about RubyConf Mini coming up in November, as well as RubyConf in Houston, TX.
[00:08:10] Jason wonders if RubyConf Mini is unique to this year or if it’s something that Andy could see happening in the future.
[00:12:35] We hear more about the Ruby Friends program that Andy started and he explains how it was born out of frustration.
[00:18:29] Find out how many people are currently in the Ruby Friends program and benefit of being a mentor.
[00:21:25] Jason talks about how refreshing it’s been being a mentor, meeting all the friends along the way, and his new Ruby friend.
[00:24:04] Andy explains the key things in a mentor/mentee relationship to make it work.
[00:26:02] We find out if Andy’s been able to get all the applicants looking for mentorship paired up with someone.
[00:27:56] Andy mentioned he was not trying to fix the hiring process yet, and Jason wonders if he’s thought about it.
[00:32:00] Chris brings up how he started making videos to help newer people when he was only a few years into doing Rails, and Andy talks about how videos are a different kind of learning and a great book he read called, Sustainable Web Development with Ruby on Rails.
[00:34:31] The conversation turns to the guys discussing Authentication and Authentication Zero.
[00:41:28] Jason talks about the app he built earlier this year and how he went with the Rails has secure password approach.
[00:42:18] Find out all the places you can follow Andy on the web.