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Learning through gaming

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Slides with notes for the Montreal Ruby meetup presentation of December 17th at Notman House.

In it we have information about the Gosu library and references to the ruby tutorial, Game loops and other game related stuff for rubyists.

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Learning through gaming

  1. 1. Learning Through Gaming @garyharan
  2. 2. Who am I? • Work at Codified Inc • User.count # 500_000 • User.where(“created_at < ?”, 7.months.ago) # 70_000 • Item.count # 5_000_000 with roughly half sold • 120_000_000 page views per month • 3 comments/private messages per second • 20_000 requests per minute average in last 24 hours • We are hiring iOS, Android, Web, Growth
  3. 3. Railsbridge • Taught Beginner class twice • Wanted something students could start and finish at home • Discussed with other Railsbridge teachers
  4. 4. Blog in 15 minutes? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gzj723LkRJY
  5. 5. How we learned Rails • Meticulously copy everything DHH did • Build our own thing that was kind of like a blog but not really • Read up on fundamentals we don’t understand • Practice
  6. 6. Pong in 15 minutes http://confreaks.com/videos/2880-rubyconf2013-rapid-gameprototyping-with-ruby
  7. 7. How to do games? • Build a pong clone by meticulously copying what Michael Fairley did • Build our own thing that was kind of like pong but not really • Read up on fundamentals we don’t understand • Practice
  8. 8. Let’s Break Things
  9. 9. Thank you! Follow me on Twitter @garyharan
  10. 10. Questions? Follow me on Twitter @garyharan
  11. 11. Not kidding about hiring • Hadoop cluster coming for special statistics engine • Growth, Growth, Growth (in Steve Ballmer’s voice) • Mobile and Web • Custom high performance image processing stack • Plenty of performance and scalability challenges • Employee.count =>18 # up from 5 just 7.months.ago • Offices in Montreal and Toronto
  12. 12. Notes • http://macournoyer.com/game/ => Game loop • http://www.libgosu.org/ => Library + doc + tutorials • https://github.com/michaelfairley/ => Hasu + Pong • https://github.com/jlnr/gosu/wiki/Ruby-Tutorial => Collect stars
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