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MRS 013 My Ruby Story Dave Thomas

MRS 013 My Ruby Story Dave Thomas

MRS 013 – Dave Thomas

This episode is a My Ruby Story with Dave Thomas. Dave has spoken about Elixir at two Ruby Remote Confs. He challenges the way people think about the way they do code. Listen to learn more about Dave!

[00:02:42] How did you get into programming?

Dave first got into programming when he was attending school in England. At the age of sixteen everyone takes national tests. A group of friends and Dave took these tests early so they did not have classes to take spring semester. Their school decided to send them to take a computer science class at a nearby technical college. There he fell in love with programming and decided to switch his focus in college. He went to Imperial College, where computer science was a brand new degree: it was only in the second year of being offered.

[00:05:45] How did you get into Ruby?

Dave has always been a language nerd. In the 90s you had to be determined to work with computer languages. People posted their compilers on usene

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