podcast May 14, 2021

Podcast 338: Why is it so hard to find Ruby developers?

Your early developers loved Ruby, so you center your company around that. Now you can't find young talent.
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Director of Content

Today we chat with Ilya Bodner, Founder and CEO of Bold Penguin, a firm that builds exchange software for the commercial insurance market. He spoke about the pros and cons of choosing Ruby early on and deciding between building or buying your core cloud infrastructure.

Episode Notes

Ilya brought a host of good topics to the table. Bold Penguin went from one offshore developer, to one key dev, to one team, to multiple teams, multiple leaders, multiple external teams, to having a complete reboot only to go through it again. Ilya explains the lessons learned along the way.


If you’re trying to grow a software startup, you have to understand and adapt your business. Bold Penguin had to figure out if its focus was being a platform, a product, a SaaS company, an enterprise technology solution company, or all of the above. 

You can check out Bold Penguin here and find Ilya on LinkedIn here.

Our lifeboat badge of the week goes to Gibin Ealias, who helped to solve the enternal conundrum: Flex align-items: center not centering.

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