My Journey Down the Ruby Railroad

Hi everyone. It’s been nearly 8 years since I first learned Ruby. I did so while walking my firstborn daughter in a front-pack for miles every evening while listening to ruby podcasts. Walking her in the pack was the only thing that would keep her from crying. Watching Ruby podcast similarly kept me from crying. At least I was learning something new during the challenge of being a first-time dad running on virtually no sleep.

Those podcasts did not go to waste. They led me to my second software engineering job at a company called Within3 where I got to use Ruby in a work environment for the first time. It was an amazing experience that ultimately brought me to where I work now as a Senior Engineering Manager at Stitch Fix.

And all of this began with the simple decision to learn a new programming language.

As I continue my journey down the Ruby Railroad, I’m starting a side venture as a blogger on Medium. Most of my posts here will be cross-posts to articles I write on Medium. But I might still add original work here from time to time.

To follow along, my social media sites are below. They are in their infancy, but I’m excited to see how they evolve over time.

Please consider following any of these accounts if interested! And stay tuned for more content as the weeks and years go by.

Pete

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