"Conscious Coding Practice" and Q/A with Noah Gibbs

Omaha Ruby and Open Source Meetup
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The event starts at 6:00 with time for Q&A after the presentation. The Zoom details are available to attendees.

"Conscious Coding Practice: The Three Concrete Steps"
You feel guilty about not knowing enough "Computer Science." But that isn't what you're still missing in your coding. If you could just pick up any problem and solve it, you wouldn't care if you used a formal-sounding algorithm to do it.

There's a way to get that "fingertip feel" for coding. And it comes from mindful, conscious practice.

Sounds abstract, doesn't it? Instead, it's very simple, specific and concrete. We'll go over the basic steps, the pitfalls, and how to do it. It works whether you're a beginner or an expert. You'll be able to create coding studies for yourself, not just find other people's exercises that are already worked out for you.

This talk is in Ruby. But the technique works with any language, library or paradigm. It's also good for pairing.
Noah Gibbs is a former Ruby Fellow for AppFolio, having worked on the core Ruby language and related tooling. He has over 30 years of experience working with computers. He's the author of "Rebuilding Rails" and "Mastering Software Technique" and writes about getting better at the practical skill of coding at http://codefol.io.

As a Ruby Fellow, he wrote frequently about Ruby performance, working full time as a data scientist and performance checker for the Ruby programming language, courtesy of a company that thinks Ruby should have one. He wrote, maintains and runs Rails Ruby Bench, the standard benchmark for "real world" concurrent Ruby and Rails performance. The 3.5 year back catalog of his work is available at https://engineering.appfolio.com/.