Episode 6

Working from Home


March 26th, 2020

51 mins 15 secs

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Andrew Mason
Nate Hopkins
Ron Cooke


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Show Notes

[00:02:25] Nate asks Ron if his new company is using Rails like his
last job. Ron explains how things like deploys are much easier and fast
to do now, the differences in traffic, and the use of traditional Rails
background jobs.

[00:06:23] Ron, Andrew, and Nate discuss the benefit of Rails monolith
framework and how it ends up being a single deployed distributed system.

[00:10:11] From the, "Nate, please make this a gem file," Nate talks
about his layered cache he added to CodeFund which IMMENSELY sped up
average response time on the server side well below the 100ms, half of
what it was before. Nate goes into details how he did it. Kind of neat!
Andrew is flexing hard!

[00:12:09] Andrew brings up the news of GitHub buying out JavaScript
developer platform, NPM. Microsoft is again strengthening its hold on
Open Source. Is this a positive thing?

[00:16:05] Coronavirus has caused a lot of other businesses to make
their employees work at home. At Dev's, quite a few of us already have
been in that world for years. Haven't we been training for this our
whole lives? Ron's current job has had him working out of the office and
now transitioned to home. He discusses how that is going. Did his
company have a plan in place? Using remote tools like Tuple to stay
connected with the team, and (ugh) email. Nate brings up Hey.com's new
email client.

[00:20:06] Like a lot of us, Andrew has a lot of unread emails. How
many? Find out. Andrew you are NOT alone. The guys go in-depth on email
clients and apps.

[00:26:27] How do you get in the "deep creative work" zone especially
if you have meetings and other things interrupting your day? Do you
block off time like Ron? Do you just work late at night? Are you like
Nate and use 5 minutes of music to get you in the zone?

[00:33:03] Things that interrupt or even help you procrastinate
getting into the deep work. Find out the one thing they shut off to stop
the interruption.

[00:35:35] Social distancing is causing lots of people to be out of
work. The boys talk about things they've been doing to help out
businesses near them, as well as stories in the news they've read.

[00:44:24] Andrew tells Ron and Nate about the GitHub Actions
Hackathon going on right now. Andrew has submitted, have you?

[00:47:39] Andrew's timing is amazing. He really didn't want to do the
Ruby Meetup initially, but now with things like RailsConf getting
cancelled & COVID-19...he "may" be all in now?! Stay tuned to the
podcast for news on this.