Emmanuel Hayford | About Me

Emmanuel Hayford, Ruby on Rails consultantNungwi, Zanzibar

I’m Ruby programmer based in Poland working as an independent Ruby on Rails consultant. Though I try to avoid it, I can work with some frontend technologies.

I’m learning more about HTTP/2 and the internals of web frameworks like Ruby on Rails. Besides staring at computer screens, I like astrophysics and boxing. I co-edit This Week In Rails.

At the moment, I’m working on my first book which will be a collection of Ruby idioms, tips and tricks with explanation, use cases and examples and also freelance my Rails Upgrade Service when I have time.

I host The Rails Changelog, a podcast about Ruby on Rails and Ruby features and news to which I encourage you to subscribe if you want to stay up-to-date with Rails and Ruby news and features.

For some summers, when I have the time and energy, I try to visit Nordrhein-Westfalen in Germany. I may visit during Sommerferien NRW 2023 just for a change.

I share Ruby, Rails and web development tips on Twitter frequently, if you like this kind of stuff, you can find me on Twitter. I’m on GitHub too of course. Here’s my email: hi@manny.codes if you’d like to get in touch.

Here’s some out-of-date stats of my reading list:

Title Author Progress
Confident Ruby Avdi Grimm 13.17%
Rebuilding Rails Noah Gibbs 35.68%
Practical Object-Oriented Design Sandi Metz 10.65%
Mastering Ruby Closures Benjamin T. W. Hao 100%
The Fabric of the Cosmos Brian Greene 20.0%
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Neil deGrasse Tyson 25.0%
Brief Answers to the Big Questions Stephen Hawking 100%
A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking 36.0%