This week we have two talks, the first is by Caike Souza is entitled "How to catch a moving train" which will cover how to make it easier for Rails developers to jump into existing code bases. The second is by Alyssa Nicoll entitled "Typography for Developers", where she'll cover why you should care about typography when it comes to developing web applications. Free sodas and beer, and the first time our meetup will be in the new Envy Labs workspace.
How to Catch a Moving Train
All Rails projects are fun to start. Some, however, might be a pain to join. Things like application setup, access to credentials, deployment strategies, and general project information scattered all over the place are just a few of the many things that can get in the way of new developers joining an ongoing Rails project. In this session we will take a look at a list of practices, conventions and tools that can facilitate developers jumping on existing Rails project and help cut to the chase.
Typography for Developers
Why should typography matter to you as a developer? What are you saying with the type that you choose without even realizing it? Come learn the answers to these questions and more. I'll be covering type crimes, feelings and baggage associated with type, and how to refine your process when choosing fonts.
Alyssa did this talk for the EdTech meetup late last month, and it was so good that I invited her to come do it again.