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RR 354: Music, Musicians, and Programmers with Catherine Meyers

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Panel:

  • Charles Max Wood
  • Dave Kimura
  • Eric Berry
  • David Richards

Special Guests: Catherine Meyers

In this episode of Ruby Rogues, the panel discusses music, musicians, and programmers with Catherine Meyers. Catherine is a software engineer at Mavenlink in San Francisco and is a co-organizer of a meet-up called Women Level Up. Before getting into coding, she was actually an opera singer. They talk a lot about why she decided to change her career and how she came to be a successful coder after being a singer for many years.

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • Check out React Dev Summit
  • Catherine intro
  • Previously an opera singer
  • How did you decide to get into programming?
  • Who she performed for and where she performed
  • Her friends suggested she start coding
  • Tips to help those not interested in coding give it a chance
  • Coding is like solving a puzzle
  • Coding boot camps to facilitate a career change
  • HTML
  • Flatiron School
  • The importance of resilience
  • Ruby Conf
  • The ability to communicate with many different typed of people
  • Patterns
  • Do musicians have an advantage as a developer?
  • Patterns in Rails
  • How can music make you a better coder?
  • Your brain as a musician
  • Is there a correlation with brain activity and listening to music?
  • Different music affects different people
  • And much, much more!

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