Hacking on The Odin Project Planning Session

Edit 2: The hangout link -- https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/event/cir1b0616rg5bftqr0smi7jok4o?authuser=0&hl=en

Edit: The hangout link will post to the Google Event at https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cir1b0616rg5bftqr0smi7jok4o

Many of you have been playing with Rails for a little while now and want something "real" to hack on.  The Odin Project is open source and open for feature development.  Let's do this.

We'll try out a modified version of Agile sprints with prioritized user stories.  You guys and gals will pair together to build the features using BDD/TDD.  We'll adjust the techniques as necessary.

The prerequisite for coding is some comfort with Rails and testing.  We'll try to put all our SCRUM and pairing videos online, though, so anyone at any level is welcome to participate via watching.  Hopefully it will motivate you to go out and learn this stuff

In this meeting, we'll get everyone on the same page regarding availability and ability, how we'll manage workflow, and what tools we'll use along the way.

Prep:

You'll need to fork http://github.com/theodinproject/theodinproject and follow the instructions on the README page to get it fired up and running on your local machine so you can start developing on it. 

There's a lot to learn about agile and software development methodologies, but it'd be good to get at least a high level overview of things:

• Learn about Agile Development with SCRUM in this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU0llRltyFM).

• Check out a good overview of Agile vs Waterfall methodologies here: http://www.serena.com/docs/repository/solutions/intro-to-agile-devel.pdf

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