Ruby on Rails Podcast

Ruby on Rails Podcast

The Ruby on Rails Podcast, a weekly conversation about Ruby on Rails,open source software, and the programming profession.

Hosted by Brittany Martin.

#169: CallerKey - 2013 Rails Rumble Winner

September 28, 2014 at 8:00AM • 57 minutes

Imran Raja and Shah Sikder, two of the three team members that built Caller Key - the winner of the 2013 Rails Rumble, join Sean Devine to discuss their victory.

#168: Josh Owens - 2007 Rails Rumble Winner; Bonus Meteor Intro

September 19, 2014 at 6:00AM • 1 hour 6 minutes

Josh Owens, Meteor developer and former winner of the Rails Rumble, talks to Sean Devine about the entry that won and some others that didn't. He also gives an overview of the basics of Meteor because Sean knows nothing.

#167: Kelli Shaver - 2013 Rails Rumble Solo Winner

September 11, 2014 at 6:00PM • 58 minutes

Kelli Shaver, winner of the 2013 Rails Rumble solo division, joins Sean Devine to talk about her many Rails Rumble entries and last year's VICTORY.

#166: Tom & Nick Mango - Rails Rumble 2014 Preview

September 4, 2014 at 7:00AM • 59 minutes

Tom & Nick Mango - organizers of the Rails Rumble - join Sean Devine to preview the this year's competition. This is the first in a series of episodes about the Rails Rumble (a 48 hour application development competition in October). If you've participated in the past or are thinking about participating this year, you should definitely listen to this episode.

#165: James Chevalier -

August 29, 2014 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

Jim Chevalier, creator of, joins Sean Devine in person! to talk about the creation of his great run-every-street-in-my-city website.

#164: Jim Remsik - Madison+ Ruby

August 20, 2014 at 6:00AM • 59 minutes

Jim Remsik, organizer of Madison+ Ruby, joins Sean Devine to talk about the history of the Madison+ Ruby conference and what to expect at the event this weekend.

#163: Justin Weiss -

August 13, 2014 at 9:00AM • 1 hour 2 minutes

Justin Weiss (@justinweiss) joins Sean Devine to talk about his Rails-focused blog at and his upcoming book.

#162: Olga Raskina - Operations Research PhD

August 6, 2014 at 7:00AM • 1 hour 9 minutes

Olga Raskina joins Sean Devine to discuss her journey from secondary school in Soviet Russia to her undergraduate degree at Moscow State University to her PhD at Columbia University in NYC to her professional career in Operations Research and programming. They discuss formal vs informal education and the upside of each approach along with lots of related topics.

#161: Peter Cooper - Ruby Weekly

July 31, 2014 at 6:30AM • 1 hour 7 minutes

Peter Cooper (@peterc) - publisher of Cooper Press - discusses his email newsletter empire (including Ruby Weekly) with lots of side trips along the way.

#160: Sean Devine - Interviewee & Pony

July 25, 2014 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 20 minutes

Sean Devine is the interviewee and Eric Steele plays host. Topics include how Sean started to program, web scraping via Mechanize and Watir, the Ruby Quiz as therapy, the evolution of Ruby's testing culture and much much more.