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Ruby Tuesdays - RackSpace

This is a study group and you are welcome to work on anything you would like in our friendly and helpful environment. We currently have several levels in the group - a group project, tutorials, beginner installs and beginner lessons.

 

6:30 - 6:45 Arrive

6:45 - 7:00 Introductions

7:15 a short talk by Lucy Mendel on Code Reviews and Collaborate on Open Source

7:30 Code!

 

Join our Google Group for the best updates and WWCode news:http://groups.google.com/group/wwcode-rails

 

Week 2/5 of Learn Ruby the Hard Way

http://ruby.learncodethehardway.org/book/

We started a 5 week(7/23 - 8/20) Summer reading sprint from Women Who Code & SF Ruby Book Club. This is the Week2 of the Summer reading sprint. So if you dont have plans this is a best way to immerse yourself in Ruby Language. The book is available for free online
Exercises 16 - 25 due on 7/30. If you missed Week1 you are still good to attend Week2 except you have more homework to do which would be exercises 1-25. You will need Ruby and Rails installed on your computer and a terminal to work on this sprint. But if you didnt get them installed you can do it using the instructions http://installfest.railsbridge.org/installfest/

 

**Exercise groups are to be done (as best as possible) beforemeeting.** 
That way we have items to discuss, problems to solve, tips to share.

Schedule, exercises: 
7/23, intro - 15 
7/30, 16 - 25 
8/6, 26 - 35 
8/13, 36 - 46 
8/20, 47 - end

 

Beginners can start the install process:

http://installfest.railsbridge.org/installfest/

Beginner tutorials:

http://tryruby.org/ and http://www.codecademy.com/tracks/ruby

Intermediate:

Let's work on the TicTacToe sprint! You'll be filling in the skeleton version of the app. Working directly with Rspec, Pry, MVC and gaining of deeper understanding of object orientation. Get it here and find the documentation for it here. Try forking before showing up!

Can work through tutorials like Learn to Programhttp://rubykoans.com/ and http://ruby.railstutorial.org/

This event is exclusively open to people who identify as female.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    1 · July 31, 2013

    • Kate

      Thanks for all the links, Lucy! It was so great to get some of the "big picture" questions answered at the meetup. Your enthusiasm is contagious and you have an awesome way of breaking things down in your explanations. I'm sure I'll have some more questions eventually, so we'll be in touch!

      July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This cool ruby project on working with Photoshop files (programmatically) just open sourced. Pretty sweet, and probably looking for ways to get interested contributors contributing: http://layervault.tumblr.com/post/56891876898/psd-rb

    July 31, 2013

  • Limin S.

    Got to work with Evelyn and Angela. Things are starting to work. I am excited.

    July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Last post I swear:

    Thanks for inviting me. Good luck on your journeys.

    July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Other links continued:

    Info on using SSH versus HTTPS to work with (eg download) git repos:
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11041729/why-does-github-recommend-https-over-ssh
    https://help.github.com/articles/set-up-git
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10054318/how-to-give-username-and-password-when-do-git-clone-gitremote-git

    (So, looks like you don't need ssh keys if you use https, but then you have to give your username and password using the steps in the Set Up Git web page above or by inserting your username and password into the command: git clone https://username:password@github.com/username/repository.git)

    Generating SSH keys for Github to combat "permission" denied when cloning repos:
    https://help.github.com/articles/generating-ssh-keys

    July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Other links continued:

    An example of a web API endpoint:
    https://api.github.com/users/diN0bot/repos
    It is a URL that returns data (raw text) rather than HTML (presentation). It might be fun to write a library (SDK) for working with the raw data of an API in ruby. Or using an existing ruby library to do something with the API.
    eg, existing Ruby library for Twitter API: http://sferik.github.io/twitter/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_programming_interface
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_development_kit
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representational_state_transfer

    July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Other links that I ran across today at our table:

    Some open source projects:
    Search for "ruby" projects on these pages using your browser, eg apple-f or ctrl-f:
    http://github.com/rackspace
    http://github.com/rackerlabs
    I can connect you to project people if you're having trouble finding small issues to start with. There are always little things that need taking care of, and that's a good way to figure out the communication and contribution process before attempting larger coding efforts.

    July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    (1) I notice that there is an email list on google groups for Women Who Code - Ruby called
    wwcode-ruby
    which could be a better forum for these kinds of discussions in the future. If you email me personally I will try to answer questions there when appropriate.

    (2) Might be good to use IRC during meetups to chat and exchange links to projects and resources, such as all being in a channel (room) called ##wwcode-ruby. For Macs, you can use adium with irc.freenode.node and join, for example, the #ruby or #rackspace channels.
    https://adium.im/
    http://dev.nuclearrooster.com/2010/07/06/irc-with-adium/

    (3) I also noticed a Github organization for Women Who Code:
    https://github.com/womenwhocode
    I recommend everyone using Github to post your personal projects, even if they're suuuuper simple scripts. It's the first step to building up comfort with git, Github, contributing to open source and collaborating on technical projects.

    July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all. If you'd like to talk more, shoot me an email at [masked] --- I'm happy to provide links and tips via email, or chat in person near or at my office during lunchtimeish on weekdays.

    I can't help with learning ruby, but I can help with all the other stuff that goes with programming, such as context around: APIs, terminal commands, git, github, contributing to open source, running applications and websites in the cloud, and "how the web works."

    July 30, 2013

  • Dina G.

    Two people out here and we can't get in.

    July 30, 2013

  • Dina G.

    Hello- how do I get in?

    July 30, 2013

  • Melanie S.

    Missing you ladies this week... still stuffed up with cold, fingers crossed for next week! I have however joined github.com! enjoy!

    July 30, 2013

  • Zoe M.

    Hanging out with my mother today instead. She's leaving San Francisco soon.

    July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please update your rsvps if you are sure you r not going to make it. We have 11 people waiting

    July 28, 2013

    • Raquel R.

      Not able to make today.

      July 30, 2013

    • Elen A.

      Not going to make it.

      July 30, 2013

  • Amanda G.

    Can't make it owing to an unexpected back injury. :( Hope to catch y'all soon, I miss everyone!

    July 30, 2013

  • Leticia S.

    My first time - looking forward to taking it all in and wrapping my mind around it!

    1 · July 30, 2013

  • Fanya Y.

    I'll be recovering from surgery. Wish I could go.

    July 28, 2013

  • Lise D.

    AH. lotsa people waiting. I'll put this off one more week...

    July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please try to work on 16-25 exercises of Learning Ruby the Hardway before the event so we can help you if you are stuck somewhere

    July 24, 2013

  • VC

    Sorry wont be able to make it! :-(

    July 24, 2013

  • Melanie S.

    This is a new frontier for me, so much potential, and so empowering to rock it with you ladies!

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • Alexandra V.

    I will not be able to attend the intro meeting on 7/23 but look forward to all the rest!

    July 18, 2013

  • Liz K.

    Aaargh 2 weeks in a row I can't make it!

    July 16, 2013

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