Nathaniel Talbott (blog) is the creator of the Test::Unit framework in Ruby. He is the owner of Terralien, as well as a regular speaker at conferences. I had the pleasure to meet him at Acts As Conference, and he was kind enough to sit down and tell me his story, which, let me tell you, is a great one. He's definitely had a varied set of experiences in the industry, so there is a lot that we can learn from him.
Nathaniel Talbott Part 1 - How I Got Started In Programming from Corey Haines on Vimeo.
Nathaniel Talbott Part 2 - How I Got Started In Programming from Corey Haines on Vimeo.