Jim Remsik, Jr. “Genuinely desire success in those around you, and do what you can to make it happen.”
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Jim Remsik, Jr. - aka Tiger - started his first day of work as a Rubyist by going to RubyConf. He kept attending conferences, until one day he started his own. Madison Ruby+ is considered one of the best conferences around.
Tiger has made it his mission through the years to help the people around him achieve success. He looks for opportunities to help people grow, and for organizations to invest in their people. He works tirelessly to grow the Ruby community, and to make connections between the Ruby community and his hometown of Madison.
In this episode, Jim shares his definition of success, and gives great advice on how you can create a successful programming career for yourself.
- Follow Jim Remsik on Twitter
- Get your web and mobile applications built by adorable.io
- Email Jim - he’s here to help
- Check out YWeb Career Academy - technical training for people underrepresented in the tech industry.
- Join Madison+ Ruby
- [03:14] Welcome Tiger, aka Jim Remsik, Jr!
- [04:35] Jim & Pat mistake each other for established Rubyists
- [05:14] Jim attends RubyConf for his first day of Ruby work
- [07:22] Jim has trouble selling the government on agile methods
- [08:29] Jim, in a flash of creative brilliance, builds a TODO-list application with Rails
- [09:42] Jim decides that government work isn’t for him…
- [10:30] Jim literally helps people sleep at night
- [12:38] Jim gets paid to interview at HashRocket!!
- [14:59] Jim flips the script and interviews HashRocket…
- [19:46] Jim focuses on finding the people he wants to work with
- [21:50] What does success mean?
- [27:22] Pat probably tanks his career by throwing Uncle Bob under the bus
- [29:25] Jim creates opportunity for growth within his organization
- [34:53] The amplifying power of lightning talks
- [39:17] Jim’s focus on personal growth, investment, opportunity, and community
- [47:17] What you can do to make the people around you successful
- [50:56] Jim creates amazing opportunities through his conferences
- [55:36] Tammer Saleh has never been to Madison Ruby
- [56:00] Jim showcases Madison to the Ruby community and vice versa
- [60:02] Jim grows his consultancy - adorable.io - from 2 to 11 people
- [61:25] adorable.io pairs with YWCA to create a developer bootcamp for young women and people of color
- [66:01] PAT LOVES TIGER!!!
- [68:32] Email Jim if he can be of help (Pat guarantees it’s a good idea)