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ChicagoRuby: Downtown - TDD for Your Soul: Virtue and Web Development

  • Apr 1, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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About the Presentation
As a new Ruby developer, I expected to be challenged intellectually as I dove into algorithms, data structures, and object-oriented design, but I was disturbed to realize that coding, especially in an Agile workflow, actually challenged me personally. Web development pushes us to our limits, not only of cognition, but of character. Character has been discussed by moral philosophers such as Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas using the framework of the cardinal virtues: courage, temperance, justice, and wisdom. We will consider how these virtues apply to our experiences as developers, and how we can grow not only as coders, but as human beings.

About the Presenter
Abraham Sangha is a web developer via Dev Bootcamp Chicago. He has spent the last six months diving into service-oriented architecture and RESTful APIs with technologies such as Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, and Solr. He is a former civil engineer and minister who wishes he could freestyle rap well. He studied virtue in graduate school but lays expert claim to none of them, and his first program was a choose-your-own-adventure game written during algebra class on a TI-82 graphing calculator.

After most downtown meetings we head over to Elephant & Castle (185 N. Wabash) for refreshments & fellowship. Join us for a few minutes if you have time.

Please use your real name when you RSVP for downtown ChicagoRuby meetings. Reason: We are required to give a list of all attendees to the security desk prior to the meeting. If the name on your ID doesn't the match the name on the RSVP list, then Aon security will not let you in the building. Sorry for the inconvenience, but those are the rules of the Aon Building.



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  • Brad W.

    See you ppl at e&c!

    1 · April 1, 2014

  • Greg K

    I didn't RSVP. Can I be put on the list under Greg Krylov ?

    April 1, 2014

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