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RubyConf AU – Legacy Code

A bunch of us from Powershop went to RubyConf AU 2015 – held this year at sunny Melbourne. There were heaps of excellent talks and we have had lots of opportunities to mingle with the local developer community. One talk was given by Keith Pitty in which he charts out how to deal with Legacy Code. This is an interesting talk for those who really love maintenance. OK, that might be a unicorn in the forest 🙂

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Rails Girls Wellington

I’m recovering from a FULL on month organising the latest Rails Girls hosted right here, at Powershop in March 2014. Highlights included Ruby Hangman Human Robot Game The Github Animal Party Story Almost everyone made a site Seeing so many people deploy their apps to Heroku Hearing that so many people want to keep learning and be part of the community Trending on twitter next to the Warriors What is Rails Girls? Rails Girls is a non-profit volunteer community (and free open source learning materials) which was started in Finland. It is now a global organisation with 120 cities involved in running events. Based around a weekend event where girls set up development environments on their computers and build their own web apps using Ruby on Rails, Rails Girls continues with ongoing support for girls who want to progress with programming. Rails Girls aims to introduce people to programming who might otherwise be hesitant to join a […]