Ruby For Good

Just returned from Ruby For Good, a DC-area conference where Rubyists gather to work on projects for non-profits. The location was the Smithsonian Biology Institute, nestled in the foothills of Shenandoah Valley. The conservation school aims to care for and breed threatened species with hopes of eventually releasing them back into the wild. Our group’s […]

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The Iron Yard – Week 4

This week was a hard-learned lesson in relationships and communication. We continued to explore SQL relational databases with Active Record. I felt frustrated and discouraged after not being able to complete Monday’s homework. For some reason, I was having a difficult time grasping how exactly one table in a database in associated with another and how […]

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The Iron Yard – Week 3

We started off this week by launching into the deep dark Interwebs from our command lines via HTTP requests, the internet’s persnickety messenger pigeons. We were also introduced to Sinatra, a lightweight open source framework for building web applications. I encountered Sinatra again at Code for Durham’s Day of Civic Hacking.  I worked with the group developing Citygram, a way to […]

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