Naming Things is a video show where we pair on an interesting software problem for an hour or so once a week.

We could be tracking down a bug in an open source library, digging into a tricky domain modelling problem, going on a meta programming adventure or maybe something more abstract.

Kasper is a long-time Ruby developer and consultant who served on the Rails core team from 2016 to 2022 — he runs a Discord server to help people with Ruby & Rails.

Joel works on Ruby / Rails conventions at Shopify and maintains a few small Ruby Gems in his free time.


Joel Drapper
I work on Ruby / Rails at Shopify and maintain a number of Ruby libraries. I’m currently building a view component framework for Ruby called Phlex.
Kasper Timm Hansen
Co-hosting the pairing session on Naming Things, alongside Joel.