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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