The Ruby Community with Marty Haught

the ruby community


“Every time I’ve gone to a conference, there’s always been some new idea or some new way of working that I’ve been exposed to.”

Marty Haught is a director of Ruby Central, a nonprofit dedicated to the support and advocacy of the worldwide ruby community. Ruby Central also hosts the RubyConf and RailsConf software conferences.


  • When did you start working with Ruby?
  • What lead to Ruby groups having a different ethos than other language user groups?
  • How did RubyCentral get started, and what is its goal?
  • What is the value of going to developer conferences?
  • How can the programmer community encourage more people to become programmers?
  • Has the emergence and new popularity of JavaScript displaced Ruby on Rails?


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