This is why programmers dislike account people / business people…
So last week, I was selected for an interview for Sr. Web Developer. The job sounded interesting so I took time out of my day to have phone interview. I noticed the organization mostly programmed in Ruby on Rails, but then it said PHP and other languages and I was like okay. See below for the description.
So the interview went fairly well, I really never address the issue Ruby on Rails, there was also some confusion as to Bootstrap. According to the project manager Bootstrap is also responsive. (No kidding?) I said that’s great because I use Twitter Bootstrap and that is responsive as well. (I was playing games at that point) Then I was told they where not the same? I don’t know if that was the breaking point, but it was amusing.
Finally, I was told I would get notification of the outcome of the interview. I think that is fair since I took time out of my day… a certain level of professionalism and courtesy. So I shot a quick email back just making an inquiry if there was a decision since I hadn’t heard anything. I received the following in an email.
Oh well, I will live to fight another day… But then I remember that I follow @DHH on twitter and Ruby is kind of new. (Just an FYI @DHH created Rudy and he did it ~10 years ago. I follow @DHH not because of Rails, mostly because of his libertarian oriented tweets, much like myself.) So to amuse myself I asked him:
— Chad (@chad_strategic) August 26, 2014
He was kind of enough to reply:
And there we have it… I guess I was beaten out by the creator of Ruby on Rails. So if you are looking for a Senior PHP programmer or an algorithmic trading programmer let me know. In the mean time I will probably get in trouble for this at some point or not? But at the same time I needed a break from foreach loops!
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