Remote Ruby | WNB.rb with Emily Giurleo & Jemma Issroff

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The gang’s all here and we have some special guests with us today! Joining us are Emily Giurleo, a Software Engineer, member of the Ruby community, and the Founder of WNB.rb, which is a virtual community for women and non-binary Rubyists, as well as Jemma Issroff, a Software Engineer, member of the Ruby community, and co-organizer of WNB.rb. Emily and Jemma share their journey on how they found their way into Ruby, and you are in the right place if you want to learn more about WNB.rb, all the events they do, and their favorite experiences they’ve had so far. Jemma’ tells us about going to The Recurse Center and what she did there which led her to write more content. Also, if you want to join WNB.rb, Emily and Jemma tell us where to go.

Show Notes

[00:01:32] Emily and Jemma tell us their background stories of how they found their way into Ruby. 

[00:03:26] Andrew asks Emily and Jemma if they ever wrote in BlueJ and he explains what it is.

[00:04:19] We learn more about WNB.rb, how big the group is, and all the events they do.  Also, Jemma tells us about Emily’s talk she gave at RubyConf 2020 that’s worth checking out called, “The Bug that Forced Me to Understand Memory Compaction.” 

[00:11:29] As leaders of WNB.rb, Jason asks Emily and Jemma what their favorite experiences are that they’ve had so far.

[00:13:42] Find out some ways that people who don’t identify with women or non-binary can help with WNB.rb or even just help the community as a whole.

[00:16:46] Andrew and Jason talk about what they’ve done or trying to do to help increase diversity in the Ruby community. 

[00:21:04] Jason brings up how Jemma’s been all over the place with blog posts, tweets, and having a recurring spot in Ruby Weekly, and he wonders how she got into all this stuff recently. 

[00:23:21] Andrew announces if anyone in the community has any tip of the week or  articles to share, you can send the content to him and he will put in his Ruby Radar Newsletter. Also, if you want to join WNB.rb, Emily and Jemma tell us where to go.

[00:24:39] Find out where you can follow Jemma and Emily online.


Jason Charnes

Chris Oliver

Andrew Mason


Emily Giurleo

Jemma Issroff



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