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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.

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.

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    From the Keyboard To The Community (Rails Underground) From the Keyboard To The Community (Rails Underground) Presentation Transcript

    • 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