Hack Night

Our monthly Hack Night has been gaining momentum, and is now a great event! There is no structure-- come with questions or a project that you'll be working on, and hear what others are up to in your community. Also feel free to suggest a discussion topic and follow up with the attendees there.

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  • Dubman

    Thanks for the help.

    December 4, 2012

  • John A.

    Jeffery Duncan, the site I was thinking of for helping out with open source projects is: http://issuetriage.herokuapp.com/

    December 4, 2012

    • Jeffrey D.

      Thanks John. I very much appreciate all the information you shared. I look forward to future hack nights.

      December 4, 2012

  • John A.

    For the gentleman who asked the Ruby Koans question about the Hash.new syntax (sorry, don't remember your name). I took a look at the problem witha co-worker and it seams that when you instantiate a hash with Hash.new and pass it a value it retains the instance of that value as a "default value". Accessing the hash with an unknown key will return that value rather than an error "unknown key". So when you where shoveling values in to not set keys they were getting appended to the default value (empty array).

    See a better explanation here:
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9343680/how-does-shovel-operator-work-in-ruby-hashes

    And a perhaps clearer example in the docs here:
    http://www.ruby-doc.org/core-1.9.3/Hash.html#method-c-new

    December 4, 2012

    • Tom B.

      Also A project I am working that is somewhat local is Main Street Mission: https://github.com/Mai...­

      December 4, 2012

    • Tom B.

      Sorry didn't finish but it is a collaboration with Mendicant University stated by Gregory Brown and we have about 3 or 4 folks at different levels working on it and a discussion group. Jump in and say hi. I would be glad to talk about it or work on it at a hack night or whatever

      December 4, 2012

  • esthercarmen

    is it possible to know too little to join the group? I am a total beginner and just finished a RailsGirls event. It would be great to build on today's learning.

    December 1, 2012

    • John A.

      Certainly not! Our hack nights of late have been open discussions and/or question and answer sessions with everyone from beginners to experienced Rubyists. Please feel free to join our community!

      1 · December 2, 2012

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