Railsgirlstalk

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Railsgirlstalk

  1. 1. Contributing to Open Source Angela Ebirim Team Hackety Hack Rails Girls Summer of Code 1 of 10 Wednesday, 18 September 13
  2. 2. Angela Ebirim •Background working in UK Health Service with a passion for technology •Attended first Rails Girls workshop in London in April 2013 •Never programmed or contributed to an open source project before •Part of RGSoC team working on Project Hackety Hack 2 of 10 Wednesday, 18 September 13
  3. 3. Project Hackety Hack •A popular open source project that teaches complete beginners to program, in Ruby, quickly using graphics and text in a fun interactive way •Runs on Ruby on Rails, Mongo db and the Shoes GUI toolkit which lets you create desktop applications •Founded by Jonathan Gillette, widely known as_why the lucky stiff, and continued by Steve Klabnik 3 of 10 Wednesday, 18 September 13
  4. 4. My Open Source Experience... Contributed code, tests, docs, design Angela Discovered global network of Rubyists Improved my understanding of project Gained important skills such as Git, RSpec, Ruby on Rails, MVC architecture, OOP to name a few Learnt about the importance of version control Practiced pair programming Worked in distributed team; collaboration and sharing Had fun and gained confidence! 4 of 10 Wednesday, 18 September 13
  5. 5. Rails Girls Helps Women.. •Learn Ruby on Rails •Build things •Understand technology •Get into Open Source through the Rails Girls Summer of Code program •Form a global tech community 5 of 10 Wednesday, 18 September 13
  6. 6. Rails Girls Summer of Code •Each team works on open source Rails software project spread over three months •18 teams, 33 students, 26 coaches, 20 mentors and 9 supervisors from around the world •Each team made up of 2 students and a coach •My team was 100% remote with me based in the UK and the other team members based in the US 6 of 10 Wednesday, 18 September 13
  7. 7. Angela Ebirim now... •Active contributor to an open source project •Newbie Rails developer •Graduate of Rails Girls Summer of Code program •Thoroughly appreciate how much power indentation can have in a Ruby file! 7 of 10 Wednesday, 18 September 13
  8. 8. Information •Twitter tag for Team Hackety Hack •@teamhacketyhack •Team Hackety Hack blog •http://teamhackety.wordpress.com •Hackety Hack open source project •http://www.hackety-hack.com •https://github.com/hacketyhack/hackety- hack.com 8 of 10 Wednesday, 18 September 13
  9. 9. Rails Girls Sponsors 9 of 10 Wednesday, 18 September 13
  10. 10. Thank you Angela Ebirim Team Hackety Hack Rails Girls Summer of Code 10 of 10 Wednesday, 18 September 13

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