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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  • Adam K.

    Awesome

    1 · October 14, 2013

    • Thomas B.

      Agreed, thanks for all the time and effort put into this. I can't tell you how helpful it has been to my learning! Excited to try the rspec test and start git.

      October 15, 2013

    • Bill G.

      Thanks! Glad it's been valuable, but we just try and nudge you in the right direction: any benefit you've derived is from your hard work and willingness to push yourself. Keep it up and there's no limit to what you can accomplish.

      October 15, 2013

  • Dave W.

    Thanks for the help this evening Bill.

    After I got the kids to bed I reran the 4 steps. On my 2nd try I got
    Step 1 = 1:31
    Step 2 = 0:52
    Step 3 = 1:03
    Step 4 = 5:00

    Total = 8:26

    I'll keep at it and plan on testing next time.

    1 · October 14, 2013

    • Bill G.

      Excellent! I knew you'd have no trouble. :-)

      October 15, 2013

  • Keith W.

    Here is a link to the instructions for those of you who wish to continue on with the Rspec challenge tonight!

    http://cssdesk.com/ujtaX

    October 14, 2013

  • Bill G.

    As usual, if the downstairs door is locked, call me at[masked] and we'll come down to let you in.

    And of course, pizza!

    October 14, 2013

  • Bill G.

    Friendly reminder: if you want to do the FizzBuzz Speed Challenge at the meeting on Monday, this weekend is the best time to practice! :-)

    Here are the guidelines, for your convenience:
    https://github.com/WestMichiganRubyTraining/discussion/issues/10

    Also, Keith is putting the final touches on the Rspec Speed Challenge for the intermediates who've been working with him on that.

    Lots of fun stuff planned for this month, including our standard "intro to ruby" for newbies, so feel free to bring your friends!

    October 11, 2013

  • Bill G.

    I know this isn't technically the 3rd Monday, but Keith and I are both busy on the 21st, so we're pretending the month begins one day earlier. :-)

    I checked the calendar, it and it doesn't look like it conflicts with any other tech meetups, so I hope this works for everybody.

    September 24, 2013

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