From the Keyboard To The Community (Rails Underground)

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Published on July 25, 2009

Author: freelancing_god

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Description

Suggestions and examples for how to use technical skills (particularly Ruby developers, but applicable to others) to help others - developers, local communities and communities in developing nations.

From the Keyboard to the Community

http://freelancing-gods.com http://twitter.com/pat

http://xkcd.com/208

Improving You

Improving Us

Us?

<ruby> us

release early release often

release early release often release openly

blog

tweet

talk

share your knowledge

share your mistakes

many are doing this already

so ...

<web> us

go back to school

talk about what you wish you’d been taught.

freelancing

TDD/BDD/xDD

unobtrusive js

Example: Anthony Kolber

teach kids programming

Example: Nat Torkington Roland Tanglao, http://www.flickr.com/photos/roland/54624981/

8-10 years old

programming with scratch

Example:

programming with shoes

code reviews

mentoring

Rowen Atkinson, http://www.flickr.com/photos/scttw/1453196480/

code for code’s sake

this is cool

but... it’s just code

let’s raise the bar

<local> us

local community groups need geeks

http://flickr.com/photos/jerryjohn/63351372/

Example: Pete Yandell

Pete Yandell, http://www.flickr.com/photos/notahat/3606280801/

Example: Mike Bailey

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/02/bushfires_in_victoria_australi.html

Example:

builders project

using APIs for Good

Footprints Network

Example: Delicious Monster

“Every time you buy an item recommended by Delicious Library 2, Delicious Monster donates the revenue sharing from Amazon’s affiliates program to various charities around the world.” delicious-monster.com

<global> us

Voluntary Service Overseas (UK)

Australian Youth Ambassadors

US Peace Corps

Engineers Without Borders

James Healy http://www.flickr.com/photos/yob/1222806481/

Example: Matthew Todd

Ruby Without Borders

Example: ... me

encourage

20%

community leave

recognise excellence

recognise code excellence

recognise community excellence

Ruby Heroes?

http://xkcd.com/308

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