Thanks to some lovely people in the Ruby and Bundler communities, creating your first Ruby gem is a lot more approachable than it used to be. Even with this helpful documentation, creating your first gem can be daunting: what are all of these files, and why are they organized this way? How do you test a gem? What are some basic best practices? During this talk, I'll walk you through creating a small Ruby gem and publishing it for others to use.