RailsBridge Cape Town
When & Where
Below are details of our July 2013 workshop. Read our review of how things went.
Friday 26th July 2013, 6pm - 9pm
InstallFest took place at Unboxed Consulting offices, Madison Place, Alphen Office Park, Constantia.
Saturday 27th July 2013, 9am - 6pm
Breakfast and lunch was served.
Workshop took place at Unboxed Consulting offices, Madison Place, Alphen Office Park, Constantia.
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Joerg Diekmann Joerg runs an online pagination tool for the magazine industry called Blinkplan. He strives to maintain traditional German excellence in all the code he writes. He also builds watches in his spare time. You can find him at brea.kfa.st.
Carina Viljoen By day (and sometimes by night too) she has her head in the Cloud working for AWS. She likes challenges and the latest one has been delving into the Rails realm. She codes on a bright pink Hello Kitty keyboard because that's just bad ass.
Stuart Corbishley Stuart is an experienced software developer specializing in Ruby, Rails and systems integration. Having a background in scaling and automation he is also a practiced photographer, bringing a passion for simple and beautiful designs inside and out.
Nina Schiff Nina works as part of the AWS EC2 team, building things in the cloud (but mainly getting to grips with many more acronyms). In her free time she helps run Umonya, an organisation that teaches school kids to code. She can also touch type with just two fingers.
Glenn Roberts Glenn kicks ass, and persists names in a nosql database.
Luke Randall Outside of software development, his hobbies include finding new hobbies to pursue intently for 1 - 3 months, and selling equipment from abandoned hobbies on the Internet. He once wrote a quine in Ruby.
Sandra Randall Sandra is from a HR / IT Recruitment background. Ruby sparked an interest when faced with the difficult task of finding and hiring developers - she decided to find out what all the fuss was about and has been creating chaos for the past 18 months.
Rory McKinley Rory has been letting software escape into the wild for more than 12 years. He works at Hetzner, where he is lucky enough to work with people who are a lot smarter than he is.
Sheldon Hearn People have been paying Sheldon to write software for 16 years, and he's been doing most of it with Ruby for the last 8. He thinks these numbers are very important. He also works at Hetzner, where he works tirelessly to improve Rory's taste in music.
Steve Barnett Steve has a background in Maths and finance and started work as a Front End Developer in 2005, escaping to South Africa from his native England. He started at Unboxed Consulting in November 2012, and he’s most interested in the multi-device world and making the web accessible to all. You can find him at naga.co.za or on Twitter as @maxbarners.
Andrew Higson-Smith Andrew has worked professionally as a programmer since he left school, using a broad range of operating systems, languages and technologies over the years. Currently he consults on several medium sized technical projects under the banner of Elementalsystems.
The largest Ruby on Rails development agency in London and Cape Town.
Venue and monetary support
At Hetzner South Africa we are passionate about web hosting - it’s our core business and it’s what we do best.
At Siyelo, we help build new companies, and improve the technology of existing ones.
Amazon Web Services offers a complete set of infrastructure and application services that enable you to run virtually everything in the cloud.
I write short, focused technical books about system programming specifically for Ruby and Rails developers. If you're a great Rails developer, but don't understand how your app runs under the hood, these books are for you.
Free ebooks to attendees
Brief books for people who make websites.
Free e-books for 3 attendees, and ebook discounts for all attendees
Five Simple Steps is a small, independent publisher of practical design books for web professionals.
Free e-book (A Practical Guide to Web App Success) for 2 attendees, and ebook discount for all attendees.
The Pragmatic Programmers is a company with a simple goal: to improve the lives of developers.
After the Workshop
Keep in touch with other attendees and volunteers on Twitter and email. Use the hashtag #RBCPT or #railsbridge.
The next one!
We’ll be running another workshop in October 2013.
Our goal is to teach workshop attendees enough for them to be comfortable enough to teach others in the future. We want all graduates of the workshop to consider attending their second workshop as teachers or teaching assistants. Those who teach, learn even more as they teach!
Ruby and Rails groups in Cape Town
Come and say hi in the Cape Town Ruby Brigade Google Group.
Keep an eye out for RubyFuza in 2014 to meet like-minded Rubyists.