Each month we profile a member of the Pragmatic Bookshelf team. This month it’s Miles Forrest, our Screencast Development Editor. Miles would love to have you follow him on Twitter, and if you happen to be in southwestern British Columbia, he invites you to come visit his club, the Fraser Valley Ruby Brigade. They meet every Wednesday night to hack on projects and talk about code. But most of all he wants you to check out our screencasts and podcasts.
Miles Forrest, Screencast Development Editor
Miles had just finished interviewing Prags Development Editor and author Brian Hogan for his CoderPath.com podcast. “Hey Brian,” he asked, just out of curiosity, “whatever happened to the Pragmatic Podcast? I loved that show.” Brian introduced Miles to Andy Hunt, and a few weeks later he was the new host of the PragCast.
“Being the host of such a popular and influential podcast has been a humbling experience. The Pragmatic Bookshelf attracts the best and brightest in the software world, so preparing for each show is a bit intimidating. Thankfully we have a great audience. Before each recording, I tweet out the name of the guest and a link to a shared EtherPad to collect questions. If you’d like to help with the show, just follow me on twitter.
“I left a secure government job to produce Screencasts with the Prags, and I haven’t regretted the decision for a minute. As the Screencast Development Editor, I work with great authors to produce content for the Pragmatic Screencasts library. It’s both challenging and exciting, and I think people are really going to like the content we have in the works.”
G+: Miles Forrest