Ruby Rookies: operation Project Euler at Zendesk

Ruby Rookies unite!

Goal - Let's focus on the basics. During the month of March, we improved and polished our Ruby skills using Project Euler. In April, we'll tackle the last batch & use the time to catch up on problems we never solved.

Toward the end of the session, we may take time to discuss problems and share solutions.

Preparation -
Go to Project Euler site, and create an account. Then start learning!

4/3 (Wed) - Problems 16-20 or catch-up
4/17 (Wed) - Problems 20-25 or catch-up

* Even if you've never coded before, feel free to stop-in and get started.  We can start you on something basic. You'll want a good text editor (google "sublime" or "textmate" or "notepad++") and have Ruby installed on your machine.

More Prep -
If you're new to programming, and want a place to start, please check out:

#1. Codecademy ruby modules
#2. Code School's Try Ruby module intro

Food - Thanks to Zendesk for light food/drinks!



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  • Dickson Tam

    Great way to learn Ruby! Definitely, will be there next time.

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a great event. It really helped me get on the right track.

    April 3, 2013

  • Erik

    Thanks for organizing this, pretty awesome. Gotta go through a Ruby tutorial again I think, Ruby programming without the rails is a whole other beast.

    April 3, 2013

  • Kim Marquardt

    Bunk! Someone buying me dinner. I have to follow food. laame I know.

    April 3, 2013

    • David Kim

      oooh - hard to beat ... hope you enjoyed!

      April 3, 2013

  • Juan

    see you all next week. This week turning out pretty busy.

    April 3, 2013

    • David Kim

      Thanks for touching base!

      April 3, 2013

  • Joseph C Jackson


    April 3, 2013

  • Douglas Barton

    Will not make it today. If anyone wants to work on these further, I am up to doing so later. Drop me a line. =)

    Also, check out @railsschool.

    1 · April 3, 2013

  • Kai Stewart

    I'm going to miss this week for work. Work work work. Hope to see you next week; this event is bomb and I like it.

    1 · April 3, 2013

  • Kim Marquardt

    A Newbie. I have sublime installed and have practiced basic syntax. Fun interesting language.

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Feather

    Looking forward to the next installment of this awesome meetup! I've set up a gist for euler problems in Ruby:­
    So far I've only gotten the first 10 (except #8) and #16. Would love pointers on the ones involving matrices!

    1 · March 31, 2013

    • David Kim

      Thanks - this is good. I would recommend against posting solutions, since everyone should have the pleasure of struggling through these problems. However, a gist of tips/pointers would be great ... and links to useful methods/references you have used.

      March 31, 2013

  • Erik

    Awesome I can finally attend one of these and the location is perfect for me.

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are you planning to run something similar in April?

    March 21, 2013

  • Cassandra Dixon

    Albert Dixon

    March 1, 2013

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