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Stockholm Ruby Message Board › Notes from the winter quarter planning session

Notes from the winter quarter planning session

Henrik N.
user 36650582
Todmorden, GB
Post #: 9
We made some plans for the winter quarter today: http://www.meetup.com...­

Mike sent his raw notes, typed up, so I'll just post them here:

Stockholm Ruby
Winter quarter

= Scheduled events

Computer setup and questions
- organized by Henrik and Mikael
- takes place on one of these dates:
3 October
5 October
12 October
17 October
- Mike can provide space at SUP46 if desired

Intro course
- organized by Gunnar?
- takes place on one of these dates:
3 October
5 October
12 October
17 October
- inspiration from Rails Bridge and RailsGirls
- further inspiration:
http://bostonpythonwo...­
http://geekfeminism.o...­
- relevant: RubyWarrior, TryRuby
- Mike can connect us with RailsBridge people who want to teach us how
to teach
- Mike can provide space at SUP46 if desired

Presentation night
- not yet claimed by someone!
- takes place on both of these dates:
24 October
potential topics (no presenter for these):
- what I needed to know to know Rails
- TDD changed my life
- open source contributions guide
- intro to rspec
- gem best practices
12 December
potential topics (no presenter for these):
- mongo
- Rails 4
- how ___ works
- ActiveRecord internals
- Mike can provide space at SUP46 if desired

Hack night
- continues to be organized by Mike
- fourth Monday of the month:
28 October
25 November
- Mike will provide space at SUP46

Open space/other idea/small gathering night
- organized by Tomas
- at least on this date:
14 November
- takes place at Barsoom

Community night
- organized by Tomas
- hiking, pub, some way to socialize without a computer
- 28 November

= Other teams

"help me with this small problem night", Q&A board
- organized by Martin and Gunnar
- Web help from Henrik

Web site
- organized by Henrik

marketing
- organized by Mike, Mikael

childcare
- organized by Martin
- thoughtbot pledges sponsorship for this

= Other thoughts

* We voted on the name, and we're going with Stockholm Ruby, spelled out.
* Documentation is important, especially after the event. Notes of what
people missed, pictures, things to make people think we're fun, smart,
or worth joining.
* We should have a checklist for organizing an events. How much
beer/food to get for a given number of attendees (optional of course),
is someone taking care of documentation, how to
tweet/Meetup/Facebook/whatever, and other very important things.
* Question newcomers to us may have: Where do I start? Rails? Ruby? Can
I write Rails without knowing Ruby? What is all this? Might be smart
to have/point to a glossary.
* Relatedly: are _we_ about Ruby or about Rails?
* Idea: presentation preparation night, where we help each other
practice and prepare presentations.

= We need your help

We would like someone (or some ones) to be responsible for each event.
This person makes sure someone (not necessarily them) takes care of
marketing, space, food, drink, presenters, coaches, and whatever else is
involved.

The only event lacking any clear leader are the two presentation nights.
Would you like to help? Get in touch!
Henrik N.
user 36650582
Todmorden, GB
Post #: 10
I'm happy to attend an installation/intro type meetup as a mentor, but I don't I can find the time to (co-)arrange one – didn't mean to give that impression.

We (Barsoom) are definitely up for arranging that open-space-or-something, though, and hopefully a hiking event as well.
Henrik N.
user 36650582
Todmorden, GB
Post #: 11
Beginnings of a new site here: http://stockholmruby....­

Source here: https://github.com/st...­

Feedback welcome, otherwise I'll keep using my own questionable judgment ;)

I added some GitHub issues with ideas of things to add.

If anyone wants to contribute, let me know and I'll give you access.

If you have designers to throw at this, please do.
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