Ruby Hacking Nights

by pat eyler

Recently, there's been an outbreak of regularly scheduled hacking
nights within Ruby Brigades. As far as I know, this started a couple
of years ago with the Seattle.rb (and they're still going strong).
The general idea is that if you hold your meetings on a regular night
(say the 4th Tuesday of the month), then interested Rubyists could
gather on the same weeknight during the non-meeting weeks (so every
Tuesday except the 4th in our example) to hack on Ruby projects.


5 Comments

Sean Carley
2006-04-25 10:53:10
Hacking nights are great. Every chance you get to pair program is useful and you will be constantly surprised at how much you learn, even from complete newbies.
topfunky
2006-04-25 12:53:40
It's also a great time for non-Rubyists to come and get familiar with Ruby, or ask questions that might seem inappropriate elsewhere.


Still others sit and check their email, but at least they are there!

pate
2006-04-26 13:57:04
hmm, is it a suprise that the first two comments are from the stl.rb and seattle.rb?


I really think that hacking nights can be the secret ingredient that turns a decent Ruby Brigade into a great one.

Ed Howland
2006-04-26 14:09:05
Pate,


I wholeheartedly agree with that. I have learned stuff much faster than reading books and online materials, and I have only attended the last 2. The WHNs are now so important to me, that I have dropped another group that I attended that conflicted with our Tuesday night times.


Vanessa
2007-01-22 08:33:19
I've gone to the Raleigh ruby group meeting to work on my website about apartments and townhomes near NC State.


[Ed note: This sure looks like spam to me. I've removed the URL for the (PHP based) website Vanessa mentioned.]