Sarah Mei has been writing software since before the internet had cats. She’s currently the Chief Consultant of DevMynd Software, where she levels up teams and helps them refactor their way out of interesting messes. She has taught object-oriented design with Sandi Metz, is a director of Ruby Central, co-founded RailsBridge, and has received the Ruby Hero and O'Reilly Open Source awards. She speaks and writes on a wide range of software topics, centering on that spot where code, software design, and teams intersect.
September 19th, 2018 | 48 mins 24 secs
What has changed in web development in the last 20 years, and what do those changes say about the next 20? I recently realized that Avdi Grimm, the head chef of Ruby Tapas, Sarah Mei, of Ruby Central and Salesforce, and I all began our professional careers within a couple of weeks of each other in August 1998. I wanted to talk to them about what’s changed and what’s stayed the same. I was curious as to whether our different career paths led to similar observations. We talk about open source, agile, dynamic languages, distributed systems and how they’ve all changed or haven’t changed the developer’s experience.
June 14th, 2017 | 41 mins 38 secs
Is your code the kind of cluttered house you might find on a reality TV show? Or the kind of sleek, minimalist house you might find in a architectural magazine? Neither one sounds like a place you could comfortably live. Sarah Mei joins the podcast to talk about Livable Code, what makes a codebase livable, how to negotiate tension between junior and senior developers and how Rails deals with developer happiness.