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MRS 030: Cameron Dutro

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Charles Max Wood

Guest: Cameron Dutro

This week on My Ruby Story, Charles speaks with Cameron Dutro. Cameron is a return guest from Ruby Rogues. Currently, Cameron works at Lumosity, a company that creates brain games & brain training application for web and mobile.  Cameron mention working on the platform team working with internationalization.

Cameron talks about his journey into programming, starting at the age of 4 and being fascinated an IBM 85XT computer and flight simulator games. Cameron describes is early interactions with programming in elementary and high school. Then moving into a professional field after college at Twitter and eventually at Lumosity. Cameron talks about his next projects and his contributions to the Ruby community.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • How did you get introduced to programming?
  • At the age of 4, Cameron was fascinated with computers and games
  • In elementary started writing games with Basic and Visual Basic 6
  • Wrote a prank program
  • In high school moved to C# and.Net
  • Windows and PC
  • Got a computer science degree
  • Work at Flutter and Twitter
  • Then joined Lumosity
  • 2011 - Twitter as a startup
  • Ruby Projects
  • Ruby Gem  - Arrow Helpers
  • Turbo Sprocket Rails 4
  • Games at Lumosity
  • What are you working on these days?
  • Password and Login app
  • Pron PDF - TTFunk
  • Masters in Computer Science in the works
  • Should I get a degree? Advantages? - NO
  • Getting a job in tech?
  • When you might need a degree - AI, Machine Learning
  • and much, much more!

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  • Recording interviews with speakers at conferences
  • Sponsorship for conferences
  • Video Recording Kit
  • Zoom H6 

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