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MRS 027: Thom Parkin


Charles Max Wood

Guest: Thom Parkin

This week on My Ruby Story, Charles speaks with Thom Parkin, Thom is a return guest and interviewer on Ruby Rogues Episode 245. Thom describes the early days in his career of programming, starting with mechanical computing devices and early computers. Thom talks about working with Cobalt and other early technologies. Thom talks about his journey in programming and the developing world. As well as his contributions to the Ruby community throughout his career

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • How did you get introduced to programming?
  • Old computers
  • Cobalt
  • Compuserve 
  • AOL
  • When the internet was young
  • Learning Ruby
  • Learning Sinatra
  • Site Point
  • Git 
  • Git Cheatsheet
  • Remote work on Rail Project – for Non-Profit
  • Vim
  • A Ruby method a day
  • Software development, Cyber Security, etc
  • Comparison to board games
  • Ghost in the Wires
  • Hacking
  • and much, much more!





  • Take some time to spend with family
  • Learn about your family background
  • Set up a board game group

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