Welcome to Remote Ruby and thanks for joining us! We are LIVE from Denver at RubyConf 2021 with a big podcast crossover episode. Today, we have Jemma Issroff who is one of the co-hosts of the Ruby on Rails podcast and is moderating this panel. We have three other podcasts represented here across five panelists from Remote Ruby Podcast, The Code with Jason Podcast, and The Ruby on Rails Podcast. Joining us from those podcasts are Andrew Mason, Jason Charnes, Emily Giurleo, Nick Schwaderer, and Jason Swett. Today, we have discussions about the RubyConf talks, which ones everyone is most excited to go to, and what is so special about the Ruby community to each panelist. Then the conversation shifts to finding out why they like to come to these conferences, why they like to do podcasts, which podcasts they are most proud of putting out, thoughts on the diversity of people they bring on their podcasts, and stories about why everyone loves Brittany Martin! There are some questions from the live audience such as how they come up with interesting content for their podcasts, who their “Ruby Heroes” are, and how they avoid burnout from consistently producing episodes. This is a must listen to episode, so go ahead and download it now!
[00:00:28] The panelists introduce themselves.
[00:01:37] We hear what everyone is most excited about being at RubyConf and the talks they are most excited about going to.
[00:04:11] Jason Swett shares how he prepped for the workshops, and Nick and Emily tell us about their talks.
[00:08:13] Jemma asks the panelists why they come to conferences and what brings them here.
[00:11:12] Everyone here is a podcaster, so we find out why they do these podcasts.
[00:15:11] The panelists share what is so special and unique about the Ruby community.
[00:18:59] Find out which podcast episodes the panelists are most proud of that they put out.
[00:22:42] What do the panelists think about the diversity of people they bring on to their podcasts?
[00:26:33] The panelists all share some great stories about Brittany Martin, how awesome she is, how she’s one of the best interviewers, and what a GEM she is!
[00:29:49] Jemma wonders how the panelists stay on top of what’s going on in the Ruby community.
[00:32:01] The panelists talk about how they, as podcasters, think through what might be interesting to talk about on their podcasts.
[00:37:10] Find out who the panelists call their “Ruby Heroes.”
[00:44:34] The panelists tell us how they find themselves consistently producing podcast episodes without suffering from burnout.