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Rubyist in oz
Rubyist in oz
Rubyist in oz
Rubyist in oz
Rubyist in oz
Rubyist in oz
Rubyist in oz
Rubyist in oz
Rubyist in oz
Rubyist in oz
Rubyist in oz
Rubyist in oz
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Rubyist in oz

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A description of the Ruby community in Australia, and what it's like working as a Rubyist in Australia.

A description of the Ruby community in Australia, and what it's like working as a Rubyist in Australia.

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  • 1. Being a Ruby developer in Oz Andrew Grimm Pre-Sapporo RubyKaigi Tokyo meetup
  • 2. Outline● Ruby events in Australia ● Meetups ● Hack nights ● Railscamps ● Rubyconf au● Working in Australia● Living in Australia
  • 3. Ruby events in Australia
  • 4. Meetup groups● Ruby (or|on) Rails Oceania● Major cities have monthly meetups● Aim is for 3 talks (@ 15 mins) and 3 LT (@ 5 mins) ● And drinking● Some cities also have meetups on other topics such as Javascript, functional programming or python
  • 5. Hack nights● Held every month in Sydney● Sometimes have theme● Sometimes people suggest topics on the night● Try to collaborate
  • 6. Railscamps● Held twice a year● Hacking, talks, including showing off what you worked on during the weekend● Drinking, werewolf, card games, settlers of Catan, obstacle courses, and drinking● By far the most regular railscamps in the world ● Maybe we like drinking!
  • 7. Rubyconf au● Held next year for first time● Call for proposals currently open● Please submit a proposal!
  • 8. Working in Australia
  • 9. Pay● Good news: Australian economy has not suffered like America, Europe and Japan. Were in the middle of a resources boom.● Bad news: Real estate (and cost of living) is very expensive
  • 10. Foreigners working in Australia● Several RORO attendees are from foreign countries● Some people have encountered problems with bureaucracy● Others have found Australia much better than elsewhere● Country of origin shouldnt be a problem outside of academia● Academia may recognise some universities more than others
  • 11. Work culture● Smaller programming scene (but less competition)● Smaller startup scene
  • 12. Living in Australia
  • 13. Egalitarian society● Australia sees itself as a very egalitarian society● Customers ride in the front of taxis● We dont tip (Japan doesnt tip, but we dont tip because were too rude, Japan doesnt tip because theyre too polite)● One of the oldest democracies in the world● America got the puritans, while we got the convicts ● We joke we got the better part of the deal
  • 14. Attitudes towards Japanese people● As good as the attitudes of most western countries towards nihonjin● Australia has lots of migrants from lots of countries, so you wont stick out
  • 15. Deadly wildlife● We do have a wide variety of interesting wildlife ● Even male platypuses are venomous!● But the risk for someone sipping a latte in Sydney is pretty low

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