S5:E8 - From musician to developer (Chad Fowler)
Chad Fowler is an author, developer, speaker, and investor. He's been a CTO, he founded Ruby Central, the non-profit behind RubyConf and RailsConf, and is a recognizable tech figure, particularly in the Ruby community. But before he knew what code was, he was a professional musician. He shares how he switched careers without a computer science degree and how he's ended up with such an incredible tech career. He also shares how he's managed his bipolar disorder over the years, and how mental health has affected him and his career.
- Digital Ocean (sponsor)
- Flatiron School (sponsor)
- Hover (sponsor)
- What is Linux?
- "How to become accomplished" (video)
- Rails Recipes (book)
- Programming Ruby (book)
- Dave Thomas (CodeNewbie Podcast interview)
- Novell Directory Services (NDS)
- Ruby Gems
- Ruby Central
Chad Fowler leads Developer Advocacy at Microsoft. He is also an author, speaker and has started and co-organized a couple of Ruby-related conferences including The International Ruby Conference and RailsConf.