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A discussion on how Ruby developers (or any tech-minded people, really) can use their skills to help others - from other developers, to those in distant corners of the world. …

A discussion on how Ruby developers (or any tech-minded people, really) can use their skills to help others - from other developers, to those in distant corners of the world.

Slides aren't so useful with regards to content though.

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  • 1. From the Keyboard to the Community
  • 2. http://freelancing-gods.com http://twitter.com/pat
  • 3. http://xkcd.com/208
  • 4. Improving You
  • 5. Improving Us
  • 6. Us?
  • 7. <ruby> us
  • 8. release early release often
  • 9. release early release often release openly
  • 10. blog
  • 11. tweet
  • 12. talk
  • 13. share your knowledge
  • 14. share your mistakes
  • 15. <web> us
  • 16. go back to school
  • 17. Rowen Atkinson, http://www.flickr.com/photos/scttw/1453196480/
  • 18. Example: Anthony Kolber
  • 19. code for code’s sake
  • 20. this is cool
  • 21. but... it’s just code
  • 22. let’s raise the bar
  • 23. <local> us
  • 24. local community groups need geeks
  • 25. http://flickr.com/photos/jerryjohn/63351372/
  • 26. Example: Pete Yandell
  • 27. Pete Yandell, http://www.flickr.com/photos/notahat/3606280801/
  • 28. Example: Mike Bailey
  • 29. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/02/bushfires_in_victoria_australi.html
  • 30. using APIs for Good
  • 31. “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
  • 32. <global> us
  • 33. Australian Youth Ambassadors
  • 34. US Peace Corps
  • 35. Voluntary Service Overseas (UK)
  • 36. James Healy http://www.flickr.com/photos/yob/1222806481/
  • 37. Example: ... me
  • 38. does it scale?
  • 39. http://xkcd.com/308