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Get Your Hands Dirty With Ruby!

Are you a Ruby wallflower? Tired of watching the other kids have all the fun? We'll pair you with another friendly, enthusiastic coder to work through simple but interesting code challenges that will make you want to do more when you get home!

http://billgathen.com/get_started_with_ruby.html

http://billgathen.com/ruby_challenges.html

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meeting as always! Glad to see I'm FINALLY getting the hang of at least the first couple steps of FizzBuzz.

    Also, I just found this, thought you guys would enjoy it!

    http://imgur.com/gallery/pjA5Gg8

    March 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Also, Bill, my username at GitHub is Brian-Hudson.

      March 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You're all set up. Glad you enjoyed yourself: you did great!

      March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tonight's the night!

    As always, if you have any trouble with the outside door being locked, call my cell[masked] and someone will let you in.

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Exciting news! I've just posted "HOW TO: Graduate from Fizzbuzz" on GitHub: https://github.com/WestMichiganRubyTraining/discussion/issues/10

    If you're not part of our GH organization yet, send me an email with your GH username and I'll hook you up. (GitHub and the organization are both free)

    Get practicing!

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very pleased to see so many people from the group signing up to go the regular session on Monday. If you can, please come!

    For those interested in The Factory training program, I expect Dan Morrison (the instructor) to be at the meeting, so you could say hello and ask him questions about the setup.

    February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The FizzBuzz Speed Challenge is online: https://github.com/WestMichiganRubyTraining/discussion/issues/7

    Bring it on! :-)

    Even if you're not ready to post your own time yet, there's a complete implementation there for analysis: take advantage. Plenty of time left to become hardcore before the next session...

    Anybody who's not in our GitHub organization yet, email me and I'll get you hooked up so you can play along.

    February 26, 2013

  • Adam D.

    Unfortunately, I missed in February because I was out of town. Just so you know, The Factory just announced a 6-week course on Ruby/Rails development that they will be hosting starting March 19. There is a cost, but thanks to some partnerships, you can apply for a scholarships which reduces the costs to just $100. More details here: http://workthefactory.com/colearning/teaches/intro-to-ruby

    While I plan to apply, I will also attend these meetups. Never can have too many opportunities to learn!

    February 25, 2013

    • Thomas B.

      Does applying for the scholarship also reserve my seat in the class. I filled out the form, but if I don't get accepted I would still like to know I have a seat in the class so it doesn't fill up while I wait to hear back. Anyone know?

      February 25, 2013

    • Adam D.

      Thomas, that's a good question, but I have not heard. I would shoot an email over to [masked] if you have not already. Someone there should be able to answer that for you.

      February 26, 2013

  • Steve

    Sure hope we can get past the first parts of FizzBuzz. Since we have to start over each time we never get past the JSON output.

    February 20, 2013

    • Benjamin F.

      Also I think I heard talk about doing a project once a majority of us have this muscle memory down.

      February 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Couldn't have said it better myself, Ben. I think with even 5 minutes a day of practice everybody could be to the testing section in 15 minutes by the next class. And yes, once we've got the core group comfortable with these concepts all sorts of project opportunities open up!

      February 26, 2013

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