Episode 014: Cancel All Negativity with Ra’Shaun Stovall (Snuggs)

January 4th, 2017 · 1 hr 2 mins

About this Episode

00:16 – Welcome to “DevPunks!” …we mean, “Greater Than Code!”

00:42 – Snuggs’ Background and Origin Story


Ruby on Rails Link Slack Community

Ra’Shaun Stovall: Why Is Open Source So Closed? @ RubyConf 2016

04:41 – Getting Involved in Meetups and Building the Ruby Community

09:08 – Teaching/Mentoring New Developers

12:13 – Hurdling the Massive Casm that is Between “Junior” and “Senior” Developers

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  1. In-person Mentorship
  2. Teaching from Jr. Dev Mistakes
  3. Incentivize Hiring Jr. Devs
  4. Pair Programming Nights and on Open Source
  5. Pull Request Review — Closely
  6. Closer Connections Between Junior and Senior Developers

33:09 – Teaching How to be a Developer: Are “seniors” really the “juniors”?

Id, Ego and Super-ego

Occam’s Razor

38:11 – The Best Ways for Juniors and Seniors to Work Together

C.A.N.: Cancel All Negativity

43:13 – What can hiring managers do?

48:34 – What can senior developers do?


Astrid: Being accountable is paying homage to those who helped you get where you are.

Jessica: Your students can make you a good teacher by showing you the solutions you never would have thought of.

Snuggs: Check out Ruby Together and grab yourself some Bitcoins!

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