Rob Martin


  1. About me
  • I wrote my first professional program at 13. I was paid $30. A year later I learned my program had saved the company $3,000,000. I think I underbid that project.
  • I gave up programming for four years to live in communes and learn art.
  • I gave up not programming for the pleasure of writing industrial code that make real world objects, big heavy metal stuff, move up and down, back and forth.
  • In ’96 I discovered Linux, Perl, and web hosting. I stopped making metal move altogether a few years later. My last industrial project was a dual-headed robotic laser welder.
  • Today I spend my days in devops and Ruby and my nights in open source Python and JavaScript.
  • My kids call me Rad Dad Dude.

Proposals for this user

* Put people first: Navigating the bazaar of open source libraries

npm has almost 25,000 packages. CPAN has over 114,000 modules. Drupal has over 20,000 add-ons, and there are 23,000+ plugins just at Where does one start? Put people first.
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Rob Martin