MRS 045: Catherine Meyers

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    Panel: Charles Max Wood

    Guest: Catherine Meyers

    This week on My Ruby Story, Charles talks to Catherine Meyers. Catherine first got into programming after a significant career change from being an opera singer to being a developer. Friends of hers suggested that she begin a programming career and she hasn’t looked back since. They talk about boot camps, such as Flatiron School, the importance of life-long learning, how she got into Ruby, and why she loves the language so much.

    In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

    • Ruby Rogues Episode 354
    • Newest member on the Ruby Rogues Panel
    • How did you first get into programming?
    • Relatively new to programming
    • Career change from opera singer to programmer
    • Didn’t grow up thinking she would be a programmer
    • Friends pushed her to programming
    • Taught herself HTML
    • Used Codeacademy, Team Treehouse, and Code School
    • Boot camps
    • Rejected from Flatiron School originally
    • Not everyone gets into code the same way, and that’s okay
    • Coding takes hard work
    • No successful programming career is automatic
    • The importance of life-long learning
    • How did you get into Ruby?
    • Ruby is such a fun and great language to start with
    • High-level language
    • Full-stack developer
    • Red Antler
    • Bias towards front-end development
    • 2 types of front-end development
    • Talk to people of different backgrounds
    • And much, much more!

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