…dev doesn't show up to their first engineering job as a blank slate. There are many opportunities to hack a junior developer's existing skillset to help them ramp up faster and feel they're providing value from day one. I'll be giving a more in-depth talk today at RailsConf on this same topic , and we'll update this post to with the recording and slide deck when it eventually goes up.
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Back in 2008 when Hongli, Tinco and I set out to go to RailsConf to give our very first talk abroad, we met Jim in the lobby of the conference space. We had just attended a talk of his where he had gone through a myriad of valuable do's and don'ts one should be aware of when giving a talk. These tips proved to be incredibly valuable to us in years to come, and we hope Jim knows how grateful we are for this.
Our talk was scheduled to be held the day after, and seeing Jim's …
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I'm pretty sure no talk needs more than 30 minutes. Keynotes are perhaps the one exception - but hey, if you've gone with a single track, there's no keynotes - and I like the idea of all speakers being equal. And to keep the sessions focused, perhaps have a no-questions rule. Encourage attendees …
Can you believe it's already been a whole week since RailsConf 2013 ended?!
Another RailsConf has come and gone and everyone has gone back to their hometowns and offices. New Relic was lucky enough to have RailsConf in Portland, Oregon this year, which is our intergalactic engineering headquarters. We worked hard to make everyone who came to the conference feel welcome and get those extra opportunities to learn and interact with the Rails community.
All the Content!
Once again …
Today I unveiled the latest (and eventually best) version of The Rails Way at RailsConf 2013. Thanks to the cooperation of my publisher, this beta release is being distributed via the most excellent leanpub.com service. My co-authors are , Vitaly Kushner and Ari Lerner.
Beta purchasers will be invited to collaborate on the book. Much more information coming soon.
I'm sitting in the Denver Airport - in a couple of minutes, I'll board the plane to RailsConf in Portland, Oregon. I'm already getting amped for Voodoo Donuts, Stumpdown Coffee, well-trimmed beards, and of-course, lots of Rails-related chats.
I'm bringing a fresh load of Scout T-Shirts. These aren't your normal heavy-weight, poor-fitting shirts. They are tastefully designed, American Apparel - Tri-Blend (otherwise known as the most comfortable shirt you'll …
You are invited to a whimsical evening of merriment and gamesmanship!
Where: Skyroom Lounge , top of Red Lion Hotel, across the street from Railsconf
The Skyroom has a great view ofso try to get there before sundown. We should have enough games for everyone but bring your favorite if you'd like. They have food if you need a late dinner.
If you're in, please comment to!
Want to know what's going on during Railsconf 2013 outside of the conference center? Here's a list of all events, this page will be updated as I learn of more events. Email mperham at gmail with event details.
PlanetArgon.com Gorge Hike - 12:30-6:30pm
Pivotal - 9-11pm Mixer
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If you have a minute please take a moment to nominate someone by heading over to RubyHeroes.com , typing in the github username of the person you wish to nominate, and giving us a reason why they deserve to win. About a month from now all the previous year's Ruby Heroes will help decide who will win this year's 6 awards which will be presented to the heros live on stage at Railsconf at the end of April.