Joined by Xavier Noria

July 15, 2022, noon (4 months, 3 weeks ago)

Welcome to Remote Ruby and thanks for joining us! Do you want to know the secret to getting on the Rails Core Team?  Click the play button now to find out.  On today’s episode, our special guest from the Rails Core Team is Xavier Noria, who’s the author of Zeitwerk, author of Rails Contributors, and gave the keynote at RailsConf 2022.  We’ll find out more about Xavier and how got his start into programming. He then takes us through the early days of Rails and how it’s changed, what led him into working on autoloading and Zeitwork, and what got him into open source. He tells an awesome story on how he got involved in Rails and then, how he got invited to join the Core Team. Go ahead and download this episode now to find out more!

[00:04:45] Xavier tells us about himself, what he does, and when he started programming.

[00:10:55] We hear how Xavier did some Java, got into Perl, and how it went.

[00:14:47] Chris asks Xavier how Rails v1 was back in the early days.

[00:21:13] Xavier explains why he got into open source and what he likes about it.

[00:27:25] We hear a great story how Xavier got involved in Rails and the Core Team.

[00:36:23] Find out what work Xavier did to get invited on the Rails Core Team. 

[00:40:42] Where was Xavier when he started working on site work?

[00:46:52] Chris tells us about his first open source project. 

[00:53:37] Xavier shares some future plans and projects he wants to take on.


[01:03:00] Find out where you can follow Xavier online.


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