Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Aurynn Shaw

This week on My Ruby Story, Charles talks to Aurynn Shaw. Aurynn got into programming when she was helping clients at a contracting company deploy early web things using Perl. Programming really clicked for her when she was fascinated by how programs really work when she created her own language. Currently, she works with Python for Lambdas and is doing a lot of client work. This includes building deployment pipelines and helping them ask information security questions. She also discusses programming culture and her views on it.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on: 

  • How did you first get introduced into programming?
  • GameDove
  • Matt’s Script Archive
  • Perl
  • What made programming click for you?
  • Writing her own language
  • Python, Java, and JavaScript
  • Do you work a lot with Ruby?
  • Writing software is less relevant to what she is doing now
  • What are you most proud of in your career?
  • Contempt culture
  • OpenStack Cloud in New Zealand
  • SaltStack
  • DevOps
  • StartUp Weekend
  • Her Blog Post
  • Changed perspective on coding
  • Hacker Culture
  • Her Ruby Rogues Episode 
  • What are you working on now?
  • Information security
  • Programming Culture
  • And much, much more!