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
- 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.
- 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?
- How does Tor Work?
- What fun things can you do with a Microsoft Kinnect?
- Why don't more people write tech blogs?
- Why don't people come to tech meetups?
Come and add your voice and language to the conversation.
Please RSVP so that we can ensure that there are enough refreshments for everybody.
Refreshments for Columbus Code Jam for July 2014 are sponsored by Tek Systems. We thank them for their generous support.
We'd also like to thank TechColumbus for providing the meeting room for our little gathering. Their ongoing support is greatly appreciated.
Columbus Code Jam for July 2014 is brought to you by: Columbus Ruby Brigade, Columbus Perl Mongers, primal scream therapy, and a nice hot cup of coffee.