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/...
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’...
<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
From the Keyboard To The Community (Rails Underground)
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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.

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  1. 1. From the Keyboard to the Community
  2. 2. http://freelancing-gods.com http://twitter.com/pat
  3. 3. http://xkcd.com/208
  4. 4. Improving You
  5. 5. Improving Us
  6. 6. Us?
  7. 7. <ruby> us
  8. 8. release early release often
  9. 9. release early release often release openly
  10. 10. blog
  11. 11. tweet
  12. 12. talk
  13. 13. share your knowledge
  14. 14. share your mistakes
  15. 15. many are doing this already
  16. 16. so ...
  17. 17. <web> us
  18. 18. go back to school
  19. 19. talk about what you wish you’d been taught.
  20. 20. freelancing
  21. 21. TDD/BDD/xDD
  22. 22. unobtrusive js
  23. 23. Example: Anthony Kolber
  24. 24. teach kids programming
  25. 25. Example: Nat Torkington Roland Tanglao, http://www.flickr.com/photos/roland/54624981/
  26. 26. 8-10 years old
  27. 27. programming with scratch
  28. 28. Example:
  29. 29. programming with shoes
  30. 30. code reviews
  31. 31. mentoring
  32. 32. Rowen Atkinson, http://www.flickr.com/photos/scttw/1453196480/
  33. 33. code for code’s sake
  34. 34. this is cool
  35. 35. but... it’s just code
  36. 36. let’s raise the bar
  37. 37. <local> us
  38. 38. local community groups need geeks
  39. 39. http://flickr.com/photos/jerryjohn/63351372/
  40. 40. Example: Pete Yandell
  41. 41. Pete Yandell, http://www.flickr.com/photos/notahat/3606280801/
  42. 42. Example: Mike Bailey
  43. 43. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/02/bushfires_in_victoria_australi.html
  44. 44. Example:
  45. 45. builders project
  46. 46. using APIs for Good
  47. 47. Footprints Network
  48. 48. Example: Delicious Monster
  49. 49. “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
  50. 50. <global> us
  51. 51. Voluntary Service Overseas (UK)
  52. 52. Australian Youth Ambassadors
  53. 53. US Peace Corps
  54. 54. Engineers Without Borders
  55. 55. James Healy http://www.flickr.com/photos/yob/1222806481/
  56. 56. Example: Matthew Todd
  57. 57. Ruby Without Borders
  58. 58. Example: ... me
  59. 59. encourage
  60. 60. 20%
  61. 61. community leave
  62. 62. recognise excellence
  63. 63. recognise code excellence
  64. 64. recognise community excellence
  65. 65. Ruby Heroes?
  66. 66. http://xkcd.com/308
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