From the Keyboard to the Community

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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.

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From the Keyboard to the Community

  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. <web> us
  16. 16. go back to school
  17. 17. Rowen Atkinson, http://www.flickr.com/photos/scttw/1453196480/
  18. 18. Example: Anthony Kolber
  19. 19. code for code’s sake
  20. 20. this is cool
  21. 21. but... it’s just code
  22. 22. let’s raise the bar
  23. 23. <local> us
  24. 24. local community groups need geeks
  25. 25. http://flickr.com/photos/jerryjohn/63351372/
  26. 26. Example: Pete Yandell
  27. 27. Pete Yandell, http://www.flickr.com/photos/notahat/3606280801/
  28. 28. Example: Mike Bailey
  29. 29. http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/02/bushfires_in_victoria_australi.html
  30. 30. using APIs for Good
  31. 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. 32. <global> us
  33. 33. Australian Youth Ambassadors
  34. 34. US Peace Corps
  35. 35. Voluntary Service Overseas (UK)
  36. 36. James Healy http://www.flickr.com/photos/yob/1222806481/
  37. 37. Example: ... me
  38. 38. does it scale?
  39. 39. http://xkcd.com/308

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