June Meetup 2017

gehostet durch Tobias Pfeiffer bei homify (www.homify.com), 01.06.2017 um 19:30

Meet us for great talks, nice people and cool drinks! There also will be food which is going to be Pizza (vegan and vegetarian options included)!

3rd floor to the left

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Coding is like [how do I explain this?]

Coding is hard sometimes, but explaining concepts around coding can be even harder. It's especially hard when you're trying to explain something where you can't remember what it was like not to know it.

Luckily, we know from Rails Girls Workshops, talks and online resources that the Ruby community has some great teachers and mentors. And we would like to grow more of you! Have you ever wondered how to translate a coding concept into a real life problem? Get ready for some creative examples of how to explain MVC, the difference between Ruby and Rails or what programming really entails.

I'll also give background info on how people process information in any kind of teaching/learning situation - because you'll want people to remember as much as possible. This is an interactive talk that will give you hands-on experience for the next situation in which you have to explain coding - to your non-tech friend, to a co-worker, a mentee or really just yourself.

Boring Ruby Code

Ruby is a powerful language and this means that Ruby gives you a good chance to shoot yourself in a foot. “With great power comes great responsibility” and we all love to abuse our powers. During the talk we will explore examples of “smart” Ruby code and see why they are confusing to junior programmers, your colleagues and even you revisiting the codebase after 6 months. Come to this talk if you want to learn why “boring” is better than “smart”.

I'd like to practice the talk at RUG::B before Brighton Ruby 2017.

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