KWRuby January: "Your Career in Side Projects" by Corey Martella

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Tonight, Corey will take us on a journey of side projects that helped shape a career.

When is the last time you wielded your programmer superpowers to solve a problem for someone who was more than a "customer"? We can get lost in the echo chamber of a technology company with many layers of abstraction between the developer and the end user. The talk with focus on the conversion of several human systems in non-technology companies to Ruby on Rails with decisions, key lessons and compromises made along the way.

Corey Martella is a developer based in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. He has been working in Ruby since 2007 after falling in love while it during a passion project. Currently at Shopify previously Miovision, Zynga and Sandvine. Outside of family and work Corey is an avid squash player and his favourite programming themed comedy T-shirt is "Will code today for food and beer"

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