54 minutes | May 20, 2021

S4:E6 - Babel’s Money Challenges, What It's Like to Work on Rails, and Coinbase’s End to Salary Negotiations

This week we’re talking about cryptocurrency company CoinBase refusing to negotiate job offers and a blog post by the Babel core team titled, “Babel is used by millions, so why are we running out of money?” which created a bit of a Twitter storm, and speak with Babel Core Maintainer Nicolò Ribaudo. Then we speak with Principal Engineer at Heroku and Rails Contributor Richard Schneeman, about what it’s like to work on Rails in the aftermath of Basecamp co-founders Jason Fried and Rails creator David Heinemeier Hansson’s highly criticized blog post, which raised concerns about Rails' independence from its creator. Show Notes Scout APM (DevNews) (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) How Coinbase is rethinking its approach to compensation Babel is used by millions, so why are we running out of money? Nicolò Ribaudo's Hacker News Post About Babel Running Out Of Money The room where it happens: How Rails gets made CodeTriage Nicolò RibaudoNicolò Ribaudo is an open source maintainer working on Babel and on many related projects. When offline, he's a math student in Turin, Italy.Richard SchneemanRichard Schneeman created and maintains CodeTriage.com, a tool for helping people contribute to open-source When he isn't obsessively compulsively refactoring code he spends his time reminding his kids to wash their hands.
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