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A Newsletter to Start 2013

From: Avi F.
Sent on: Thursday, January 3, 2013 2:21 PM

This accidentally might have gotten sent twice to some of you, sorry! Really!

Hi NYC on Rails!

As a bunch of you know, the first semester of the Flatiron School has just finished! It's been so much fun and I wanted to personally thank you all for the support, coming to meetups, hanging out with students, speaking at the school, and just everything.

As a bonus, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite content from the semester in an effort to spread the knowledge.

A Little About Caching

Here are two great posts about caching with rails, including a general overview and a gotcha about caching fragments.

Want to Contribute to Open Source?

Flatiron students have made a bunch of contributions to open source and one of them even wrote a beginners guide to contributing. Start being a part of the solution and add some code to the world.

SQL Joins getting you down?

With all the abstractions ActiveRecord provides, sometimes we lose the fundementals. Finally understand what .joins() and .includes() does through this breakdown of SQL Joins.

Hardware Hacking with Ruby

Did you know you can tap into the CoreAudio library provided by the OSX SDK? Build ruby scripts that work with your computer's mic. Siri anyone?

Flatiron Prework

We make students run through a long curriculum of learning before our semesters start and we've open sourced that at - definitely share this with people trying to figure out where to start.

And then finally, we've open sourced a bunch of the projects we built this semester
Check out - it's an open source issue aggregator and bounty platform.

Don't forget that the students that wrote all these posts and applications are looking for jobs. Get in touch with me at [address removed] to discuss. And obviously, if you or anyone you know is looking to learn to code, check out the Flatiron School and ourSkillshare 3 Week Ruby Course I'm teaching this month. You can use NYCOR as a discount code on Skillshare for 25% off.

Happy new year,

Avi Flombaum


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