RR 354: Music, Musicians, and Programmers with Catherine Meyers



    • Charles Max Wood
    • Dave Kimura
    • Eric Berry
    • David Richards

    Special Guests: Catherine Meyers

    In this episode of Ruby Rogues, the panel discusses music, musicians, and programmers with Catherine Meyers. Catherine is a software engineer at Mavenlink in San Francisco and is a co-organizer of a meet-up called Women Level Up. Before getting into coding, she was actually an opera singer. They talk a lot about why she decided to change her career and how she came to be a successful coder after being a singer for many years.

    In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

    • Check out React Dev Summit
    • Catherine intro
    • Previously an opera singer
    • How did you decide to get into programming?
    • Who she performed for and where she performed
    • Her friends suggested she start coding
    • Tips to help those not interested in coding give it a chance
    • Coding is like solving a puzzle
    • Coding boot camps to facilitate a career change
    • HTML
    • Flatiron School
    • The importance of resilience
    • Ruby Conf
    • The ability to communicate with many different typed of people
    • Patterns
    • Do musicians have an advantage as a developer?
    • Patterns in Rails
    • How can music make you a better coder?
    • Your brain as a musician
    • Is there a correlation with brain activity and listening to music?
    • Different music affects different people
    • And much, much more!