Charles Max Wood

Dave Kimura

Valentino Stoll

Luke Stutters

John Epperson



Dec 07, 2022

Building Desktop and Mobile Video Games with DragonRuby with Amir Rajan - RUBY 572

Game Developer and CEO of DragonRuby, Amir Rajan returns to the show. He joins the rogues to talk about DragonRuby. DragonRuby is a zero dependency, cross-platform, Ruby runtime built on top of mRuby, libSDL, and LLVM. Additionally, Amir talks about how it allows you to use the Ruby language to build video games. He also shares his experiences when it comes to working with mruby.

Nov 30, 2022

The New Ruby Parser with Kevin Newton - RUBY 571

Kevin Newton works at Shopify. He is specifically assigned to the Ruby and Rails Infrastructure Team. He returns to the show to talk about building Parsers in Ruby since he is working full-time on a new Ruby parser called "Prettier Ruby Plugin”. Prettier works with the majority of editors and support different languages. He shares his journey on how he was able to create it. He also talks about "exreg", which is a Ruby regular expression engine that he created.

Nov 24, 2022

How To Recession Proof Your Job - BONUS

Are you looking at all the layoffs and uncertainty going on and wondering if your company is the next to cut back? Or, maybe you're a freelancer or entrepreneur who is trying to figure out how to deliver more value to gain or retain customers? Mani Vaya joins Charles Max Wood to discuss the one thing that both of them use to more than double their productivity on a daily basis. Mani has read 1,000's of productivity books over the last several years and has formulated a methodology for getting more done, but found that he lacked the discipline to follow through on his plans. The he found the one thing that kept him on track and made him so productive that he is now getting all of his work done and was able to live the life he wants. Chuck also weighs in on how Mani's technique has worked for him and allows him to spend more time with his wife and kids, run a podcast network, and a nearly full time contract. Join the episode to learn how Chuck and Mani get into a regular flow state with their work and consistently deliver at work.

Charles Max Wood

Mani Vaya
Nov 23, 2022

There's No Limit To Your Success - RUBY 570

Jesse Spevack currently works at Stripe and specializes in Ruby on Rails. He talks about his success story of shifting careers from being an Educator to a Software Engineer. Jesse returns to show to share his humble beginnings when he started out his first job in the Tech world.

Nov 16, 2022

Kaigi on Rails with Masafumi Okura - RUBY 569

Masafumi Okura is a freelance software developer focusing on Ruby on Rails. He joined RubyKaigi 2022 as a helper staff and the chief organizer at Kaigi on Rails 2022 which took place last October. He joins the Rogues to share his experiences and some pointers on arranging a successful Conference amidst the pandemic.

Nov 02, 2022

Life Beyond Bootcamps - RUBY 568

In this all-panelist episode, Chuck, Dave, and Valentino give insights on how to choose your career path, how to kickstart your career, how to take control, and how to advance in your profession. They also share their experiences and some advice on what qualities you should possess in order to become successful

Oct 25, 2022

Turbo with Rails Creates Happiness ft. Alexandre Ruban - RUBY 567

The Rogues discuss Turbo and Hotwire with Alexandre Ruban, who created a course on Hotwire and Turbo for Rails at The dive into its origins with TurboLinks and then discuss the various options and tools that come with Hotwire development in Rails and compare it to other front-end frameworks and solutions they've used.