Hi, I’m Pat :) I got my start coding Ruby in 2005, by creating a poker training simulator. When Rails came out, I used the vanilla Ruby code to power one of the first revenue-generating Rails websites in the world.
In the time since, I have traveled all over the world, shipping software for businesses of all sizes, and helping software teams ship better software.
I love programming Ruby, and I love teaching. It would be my honor to have an opportunity to help you achieve your Ruby programming goals.
That’s me on the right, working through a Ruby programming problem with one of my best friends, BJ Clark, who introduced me to Ruby over 10 years ago.
I get around (the web)
Sometimes people invite me to join their podcasts! Check it out:
- Alex Hillman talks to me on the inaugural episode of the Stacking the Bricks podcast about how I created RubySteps!
- Alex Harms, Tracy Harms, Jason Felice, and I geek out hard on the Geek Joy podcast.