Noel Rappin is a Principal Software Engineer at Table XI. Before that, Noel was in charge of internal training at Groupon. Before that joining Groupon, Noel was a Senior Consultant at Obtiva, where he led teams on a variety of web development projects for clients. Before that, he did other things, often involving typing.
Podcasts and Videos
Noel gives talks and workshops at conferences around the country. You can see some of Noel’s talks on the web. I’ve also been a guest on a bunch of podcasts. This is an incomplete list, I think I’m missing a couple.
Video: The Developer’s Toolkit — RubyConf, November 2018
Video: High Cost Tests and High Value Tests (somewhat less Ruby-centric version) — Goto Chicago, August 2018
Video: The Goal of Having Goals — Madison Ruby (Chicago), March 2018
Video: High Cost Tests and High Value Tests -- RubyConf, November 2017
Video: The Road To Legacy Is Paved With Good Intentions -- WindyCityRails, Sept 2017
Video: Test Doubles Are Not To Be Mocked -- RubyConf, November 2016
Video: Money Makes Your App Go Round -- WindyCityRails, Sept 2016
Video: I Was A Developer Running HR For A Year: AMA -- Madison Ruby Epilogue: 2016
Video: This Talk is 30 Minutes Long (Give or Take 10) -- RubyConf, Nov 2015
Video: Beyond Red/Green/Refactor: Testing as a Mindset -- WindyCityRails, Sept 2015
Video: Estimates and Trust: This Talk is 20 Minutes Long (Give or take 10) -- Madison Ruby, Aug 2015
Video: What We Talk About When We Talk About Testing (Ruby Remote Conf Version) -- Ruby Remote Conf, June 2015
Video: What we talk about when we talk about testing -- Geekfest, March 2015
Video: Trust-Driven Development: Maintaining Trust in Crisis -- Geekfest, June 2014
Video: Panel: Teaching the Next Great Developers -- RailsConf, April 2014
Video: But Really, You Should Learn Smalltalk -- MountainWest RubyConf, May 2014
Video: Rails vs. Object Oriented Programming — WindyCityRails September 2013
Video: Technical Writing For Fun and... well, For Fun — Geekfest, June 2013
Video: Rails vs. The Client Side — Rails Conf, April 2013
Video: Testing Complex Systems: Creating data and limiting scope — Also RailsConf April 2013
Video: Testing Should Be Fun — video from RubyConf, November 2012
Video: Let’s Make Testing Fun Again — from WindyCityRails, September 2012
Video: Testing Best Practices, from RailsConf, April 2012.
Video: Manage Your Development Environment and Never Burn another Burger, April IgniteRails 2012
Video: Test Your Legacy Rails Code, from Ruby Midwest, November 2011.
Video: If They Asked You, You Could Write a Book, from Ignite Rails, April 2011.
You Got Your Agile in my UXD, from Refresh Chicago, June 2010.
Testing Done Good, from a Chicago Ruby meeting May 2010.
How To Test Absolutely Anything, from WindyCityRails, 2009.
Noel has a Ph.D. in Educational Technology and User-Centered Design from the College of Computing and the Graphics, Visualization, and Usability Lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology and has taught about web development topics around the country.
Follow Noel on Twitter at @noelrap.