Columbus Code Jam

An Evening of Kibitzing and Coding.

Columbus Code Jam is a casual meetup to pair on cool projects, to get one-on-one guidance from experienced developers & sys admins, to network, learn, and eat pizza.

Topics we've discussed while hacking:

  1. Git Workflows for moving from single-developers to small teams.
  2. Modelling tree structures in RDBMS tables and the SQL to query them.
  3. High-level architecture of a Rails application.
  4. Computing in the bad-old-days of dial-up.
  5. Twitter Bootstrap
  6. CSS
  7. Getting a rails app from Github running from scratch.
  8. Beginner's Resources - How to learn how to program.
  9. The security implication of using "#!/usr/bin/env ruby" vs "#!/path/to/ruby"
  10. Upgrading a Rails 2 app to Rails 3, and filling the gap in test coverage.
  11. Embedding Disqus or Facebook comments in a web page.
  12. Which file type to save your HTML as on your Mac in order to make web servers and browsers recognize it as HTML. [plain text, not rich text]
  13. What are the IT needs of a small not-for-profit foundation looking to create an informational web site for foundation members/subscribers?
  14. How to write Hello World in C++ (When did C++ get namespaces?)
  15. How often does one need to collect data samples to monitor the performance of an application.
  16. Demonstrating the difference between 'programming' and 'coding' by deriving an algorithm to sort a list of numbers.
  17. How to chain ActiveRecord Associations to avoid multiple calls to the database (The 1+N problem) when one call will suffice.
  18. Where can an entrepreneur go in Columbus to find technical resources and/or investors.
  19. Why O(logN) algorithms are better than O(N) algorithms.
  20. What additional tools and skills are needed to go from an HTML/CSS/JS prototype to a full-featured application.
  21. What is a point mesh? Are there any good algorithms for converting one into a useful polygon mesh?

Come and add your voice to the conversation.

Please RSVP so that we can ensure that there are enough refreshments for everybody.

Refreshments for Columbus Code Jam for March 2014 are generously sponsored by Tek Systems.

Columbus Code Jam for March 2014 is brought to you by: Columbus Ruby BrigadeColumbus Perl Mongers, primal scream therapy, and a nice hot cup of coffee.

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  • Len J.

    Awesome evening. Thanks for coming everybody.

    March 27, 2014

  • Len J.

    We're in the Lobby room with us the same room we've always meet in. It just has a new name.

    March 26, 2014

  • Peter B.

    This will be my first time. What should I expect out of the evening? Thanks.

    March 26, 2014

    • Len J.

      We'll be sitting around a big table, alternately talking about whet we're all working on, or working on the stuff we're talking about. Very low key, very friendly. There will be pizza and soda (yes, soda. I grew up in NY)

      March 26, 2014

  • Len J.

    Checking in at noon. Looking forward to tonight.

    March 26, 2014

  • Anthony C. Gruber, C.

    I'm sorry to miss this one, but some musicians are getting together at Vineyard Sunbury that night - learning some new songs.

    Next time!

    March 22, 2014

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