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Columbus Code Jam (October 2013)

An evening  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 you mac in orde tot 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 when one call will suffice.  

Come and add your voice and language to the conversation.

Refreshments for Columbus Code Jam October 2013 are sponsored by Tek Systems. We thank them for their generous support.

Columbus Code Jam October 2013 is brought to you by: Columbus Ruby BrigadeColumbus Perl Mongers, left turn signals, and Boston Cream Pie.



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  • Len J.

    on my way. we're in the conference room across from the front desk.

    October 30, 2013

  • Len J.

    Not long now...

    October 30, 2013

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