MRS 057: Justin Collins

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Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Justin Collins

This week on My Ruby Story, Charles talks to Justin Collins. Justin is most well known in the Ruby community for Brakeman and he was previously on Ruby Rogues Episode 219. Justin first got into programming when he was about 11 or 12 when his uncle handed down to him his TRS-80 Model 100 computer. They talk about his experience with event-driven programming, how he got into Ruby, what it was about Ruby that really got him excited, how Brakeman came to be, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • Ruby Rogues Episode 219
  • Known for Brakeman
  • How did you first get into programming?
  • Interested in computers around 11 or 12
  • TRS-80 Model 100
  • Started off with Basic
  • Event driven programming
  • How did you get into Ruby?
  • Computer Science major in college
  • C++, Java, and C in college
  • Perl, Python, and Ruby
  • His first real experience with Ruby
  • Rails was “too cool” at the beginning
  • What was it about Ruby that really got you excited?
  • Really liked Ruby’s aesthetics
  • Very much a “feel” kind of person
  • Fun, new, and welcoming community with Ruby
  • How starting off with Basic has affected him now
  • How did you get into security, Rails, and Brakeman?
  • Needed an internship
  • Internship with security department
  • AT&T interactive
  • Is there anything else that you’ve done in the Ruby community that you’re prod of?
  • Rails-sqli.org
  • And much, much more!

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