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Ruby Hack Night

Hey all,

We are hosting a hack night the first Tuesday of every month here at the Influitive office. The idea behind this event is to get new and experienced Ruby developers to connect, find interesting projects to work on, and show off cool things they found over the course of the night.

Each hack night, anyone who wants to lead a project can write their idea on the whiteboard, and spend 5-10 minutes describing what they want to work on. Anyone attending can join up with any of the leaders, and we'll break into 4-5 groups each working on a cool, interesting problem.

Here's the structure we'll be working with for each Hack Night:

  • 6:30 - 7:00 - Leaders present their ideas for projects to work on
  • 7:00 - 9:30 - Break into groups, work on projects
  • 9:30 - 10:00 - Each group takes 5-10 minutes to present what they worked on and interesting things they learned or discovered.

We're going to focus on teaming up newer Ruby developers with more experienced devs. Developers of any skill level are welcome to attend.

If you're interested in leading a project, come in with your ideas and be ready to describe why you think it would be a cool learning opportunity for Ruby developers.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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  • Allan N.

    Had a great time. Definitely looking forward to the next one.

    1 · May 8, 2013

    • Allan N.

      PS. I am terrible with names when I first meet people. If you are one of the 2 guys I worked on R with tonight can you message me back? Thanks.

      1 · May 8, 2013

    • Marius B.

      Alan, sure had fun experimenting with R and Ruby, with you and Victor. :-)

      May 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Exciting

    May 8, 2013

  • Christopher

    Had fun! Hoping to continue work on the project we started tonight.

    1 · May 7, 2013

  • Richard W.

    Sorry - working late, not able to make it. Look up Innocentive website for interesting challenge - https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933184 - new front end for Web of Science - $10,000 design + $20,000 code (solve with Ruby & Savon gem)

    May 7, 2013

  • Marius B.

    Looks like we're already more than 30 rubyists planning to attend: what project ideas do you have, what would you like to hack on?

    May 6, 2013

    • Christopher

      @Marius I could go for either. depends on what Aaron wants to do :-)

      May 7, 2013

    • Aaron M.

      I'll pitch both tonight, and go from there. I'm not picky!

      1 · May 7, 2013

  • FP

    uh, stupid question, but this a Bring Your Own Laptop event?

    May 1, 2013

    • Ryan

      FP, yes - people generally bring their own systems. If you don't have one available though, you'll be working in a team, so it's probably not a huge concern.

      May 6, 2013

  • Mike S.

    I want to get my brain and soul back into the Ruby world. And programming.

    May 3, 2013

  • Allan N.

    See you there

    1 · May 1, 2013

  • Allan N.

    Hi, when will RSVP open for this event?

    April 18, 2013

    • Ryan

      Alan, We open RSVPs a week before the event. Previously, we had a problem where people were signing up months in advance and not attending, booking up the spots for developers who were able to come.

      April 29, 2013

    • Allan N.

      Ah, thanks

      April 29, 2013

  • Jeffrey T.

    Just want to say I can't wait for this! As a new ruby developer, this is exactly what I need.

    April 4, 2013

    • Ryan

      Awesome Jeffrey! Looking forward to seeing you there.

      1 · April 29, 2013

    • Jeffrey T.

      Ah, sadly I make it on a weekday =(.

      April 29, 2013

Our Sponsors

  • Shopify

    Shopify is providing us a venue and food for our Hack night.

  • Remarkable Labs

    Remarkable Labs is providing the brigade financial assistance

  • Ryatta Group

    David Andrews is providing the workshop series at our Hack nights

  • Lighthouse Labs

    Lighthouse Labs hosts our monthly Tech Talk nights

  • Rails Girls TO

    We are proud to be community partners with Rails Girls TO!

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