RailsBridge Cape Town - January 2014Below are details of our January 2014 workshop.
When & Where
Our event was on Friday 31st January 2014 at 6pm. It was part of the most excellent RubyFuza: Africa's premiere Ruby conference.
Friday 31st January 2014, 6pm - 9pm
The InstallFest took place at the Strand Tower Hotel , Corner Strand and Loop Streets , Cape Town.
Saturday 1st February 2014, 9am - 6pm
The Workshop took place at the Strand Tower Hotel , Corner Strand and Loop Streets , Cape Town.
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We've also had events in July 2013 and October 2013. Read the July review and the October review to see how things went.
All the documentation is online at docs.railsbridgecapetown.org. This workshop consisted of the InstallFest and Intro to Rails course.
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Nina Schiff 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.
Rory McKinley 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.
Marc Heiligers turns liquid input into code output. The quality and creativeness of the code depends on the type, quantity and quality of the input liquid and time of day. The current recommended input is .
Elizabeth Braae is a philosopher-turned-programmer who works for a small web start-up. Her interests include node.js, formal logic, and dinosaurs.
Wiehann Radyn has been using Ruby on Rails to create elegant software for the past 5 years. He currently works at Platform45.
Aaron Fuchs is passionate about Product Management and simple design. His goal is to teach as many people to code as he can. You can find him on LinkedIn or read more about his coding startup iExperience.
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 works at Flow Interactive, 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.
Heidi de Villiers is a tickled pink ScrumMaster for wacko DevOps masterminds at Hetzner who's obsessed with Battlefield and talking nonsence. Passionate about accelerating agile, girl going geek, confessed shoe addict and periodic troublemaker!
Cara Turner is an agile coach with a passion for creating a positive working experience in complex environments. Facilitation is her tool of choice to harness team knowledge and direct meaningful change. Her ultimate aim is for us all to find autonomy, mastery and purpose in our work.
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