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:

Git Workflows for moving from single-developers to small teams.

Modelling tree structures in RDBMS tables and the SQL to query them.

High-level architecture of a Rails application.

Computing in the bad-old-days of dial-up.

Twitter Bootstrap

CSS

Getting a rails app from Github running from scratch.

Beginner's Resources - How to learn how to program.

The security implication of using "#!/usr/bin/env ruby" vs "#!/path/to/ruby"

Upgrading a Rails 2 app to Rails 3, and filling the gap in test coverage.

Embedding Disqus or Facebook comments in a web page.

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]

What are the IT needs of a small not-for-profit foundation looking to create an informational web site for foundation members/subscribers?

How to write Hello World in C++ (When did C++ get namespaces?)

How often does one need to collect data samples to monitor the performance of an application?

Demonstrating the difference between 'programming' and 'coding' by deriving an algorithm to sort a list of numbers.

How to chain ActiveRecord Associations to avoid multiple calls to the database (The 1+N problem) when one call will suffice.

Where can an entrepreneur go in Columbus to find technical resources and/or investors?  TechColumbus (our host) of course.

Why O(logN) algorithms are better than O(N) algorithms.

What additional tools and skills are needed to go from an HTML/CSS/JS prototype to a full-featured application.

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 April 2014 are generously sponsored by Tek Systems. 

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

Parties interested in sponsoring future Code Jams are encouraged to contact Len Jaffe.

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  • Thomas L.

    Great. Interesting conversation - and got some righteous coding done.

    May 21

  • Len J.

    Thank you for coming. Biggest attendance yet.

    May 1

  • Douglas W.

    Great time last night. Thanks everybody!

    May 1

  • Doug L.

    It was good to meet everyone last night. Looking forward to next month.

    May 1

  • Chase C.

    Lots of good conversation. Met some interesting people.

    April 30

  • Len J.

    Yeah. If you think programming sucks, try lifting heavy boxes in a refrigerated grocery warehouse for a living. :-)

    April 30

  • Craig L.

    If you're in the mood to reflect on today's big picture of programming (and then feel like slitting your wrists), you might enjoy this article: http://mashable.com/2014/04/30/...­

    April 30

  • Len J.

    Given the number of people who've responded Yes, we're moving Code Jam in to the Main Conference room. Walk towards the back of the building, it is a big space on your left as you get to the section beyond reception. I'll try to create some tasteful signage if possible.

    April 30

  • Len J.

    I'm thrilled with the huge number of Yes responses. See you there.

    April 29

  • Len J.

    23 now. Good karma or twisted practical joke?

    1 · April 29

    • Len J.

      As the Sheriff said to Captain Quint "We're gonna need a bigger boat."

      April 29

  • Norma J G.

    ?

    April 28

  • Len J.

    An embarrassment of riches - we're up to 19.

    April 28

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