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.
I’ve also been a guest on a bunch of podcasts. This is an incomplete list, I think I’m missing a couple:
Noel gives talks and workshops at conferences around the country. You can see some of Noel’s talks on the web:
The Developer’s Toolkit — RubyConf, November 2018
The Goal of Having Goals — Madison Ruby (Chicago), March 2018
High Cost Tests and High Value Tests (somewhat less Ruby-centric version) — Goto Chicago, August 2018
High Cost Tests and High Value Tests -- RubyConf, November 2017
The Road To Legacy Is Paved With Good Intentions -- WindyCityRails, Sept 2017
Test Doubles Are Not To Be Mocked -- RubyConf, November 2016
Money Makes Your App Go Round -- WindyCityRails, Sept 2016
I Was A Developer Running HR For A Year: AMA -- Madison Ruby Epilogue: 2016
This Talk is 30 Minutes Long (Give or Take 10) -- RubyConf, Nov 2015
Beyond Red/Green/Refactor: Testing as a Mindset -- WindyCityRails, Sept 2015
Estimates and Trust: This Talk is 20 Minutes Long (Give or take 10) -- Madison Ruby, Aug 2015
What We Talk About When We Talk About Testing (Ruby Remote Conf Version) -- Ruby Remote Conf, June 2015
What we talk about when we talk about testing -- Geekfest, March 2015
Trust-Driven Development: Maintaining Trust in Crisis -- Geekfest, June 2014
Panel: Teaching the Next Great Developers -- RailsConf 2014
But Really, You Should Learn Smalltalk -- MountainWest RubyConf 2014
Rails vs. Object Oriented Programming — WindyCityRails 2013
Technical Writing For Fun and... well, For Fun — Geekfest 2013
Rails vs. The Client Side — Rails Conf 2013
Testing Complex Systems: Creating data and limiting scope — Also RailsConf 2013
Testing Should Be Fun — video from RubyConf 2012
Let’s Make Testing Fun Again — from WindyCityRails 2012
Testing Best Practices, from RailsConf 2012.
Manage Your Development Environment and Never Burn another Burger, IgniteRails 2012
Test Your Legacy Rails Code, from Ruby Midwest, 2011.
If They Asked You, You Could Write a Book, from Ignite Rails 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.