Todd W. Schneider

RailsConf: In Rodd We Trust

I gave a “Live Coding” talk at RailsConf; the video is now available in stores and on-demand. The talk was largely motivated by the work I did on Wedding Crunchers. I had to pull a few strings, but they finally spelled my name correctly.

Most of the talk focused on writing some code to do n-gram analysis (here’s the GitHub repo), but there were also a few fun new graphs that show the rise of tech and programming in New York Times wedding announcements.

The word programmer now appears more frequently than the word banker in New York Times wedding announcements, though to be fair that’s more a function of banker on the decline as opposed to programmer on the rise:

And Google has overtaken Goldman Sachs as a more commonly mentioned employer:

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