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July 07, 2015

  • Day 5

    Team Delta Quadrant (Diaspora) [2015] — at July 7, 2015 16:12 UTC

    Today
    * we played a little bit around with our "Game of life" and Gosu and improved the code with rubocop
    * we also watched the video "The power of abstraction" by Barbara Liskov - great woman, very interesting topic though we didn't understand everything :) AND by the way: www.infoq.com/presentations/ seems to be a great resource of tech talks.
    * we prepared our blogpost for next week following these instructions
    * set up a meeting with our coach Andi
    * discovered Lena Reinhard's talk about "nothing" - basically about diversity in tech. Have to watch it later
    * got ice cream in the office :)

  • Team Cheesy 07.07: Avatars oh avatars

    Team Cheesy (Rails Girls) [2015] — at July 7, 2015 15:43 UTC

    Except for our daily stand-up and the weekly mentoring session with Carpmeister and his way-too-cute newborn son, today was all about GitHub avatars. Like everything this summer, simple tasks that coaches, mentors or any other pro's describe as "easy" tend to last at least two days ^^
    Adding avatar pictures to the activity stream first made us encounter a lot of problems with prerequisite things. So two screenhero sesions later, finally we got halfway. To take our minds of things, we started to work on the blogpost for tomorrow. Both are to be continued! :)

  • Day 5 - GirlsCodersWarsaw (RubyClerks)

    Team GirlsCodersWarsaw (RubyClerks) [2015] — at July 7, 2015 14:01 UTC

    A morning standup with coaches sum up our previous day and made plans for futher work. New issues are coming!
    Anna: I started with a quick review of adding and updating records to the database. Then I made first commit in the project! I pushed my app to the github in order to fulfill my first issue. Actually I made a first branch on my project and made a pull request in order to merge it if it’s finished. Learn about adding files to .gitignore and some useful commands on git, like removing files and folders, changing branch to work on, adding a new remote. I also put some validations to the model after learning about it.
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    Basia: I had to clean up in my branches - now everything is clear and bright! I was reading about javascript and jquery functions which I used yesterday to be sure I understand it.

    And we have a barbecue with our coaches in the evening today!

  • RapidFTR Dev environment set up

    Team The Tremors (RapidFTR) [2015] — at July 7, 2015 12:38 UTC

    -Learnt about nokogiri,capybara and factorygirl.
    -Had trouble running rake but fixed it by installing sunspot gem.
    -Finally managed to run rake , and Solr was running as well.
    -Fully set the dev environment for RapidFTR in linux
    -Run tests on RapidFTR
    1.Rspec (unit tests),
    2.Cucumber(user flow tests)

    -Had to install so many gems before the whole dev env was set up.

    -Finally had 51 Gemfile dependencies, 131 gems now installed.

  • Day 4 - Start a diary!

    Team DEIGirls (Lotus) [2015] — at July 7, 2015 12:33 UTC

    This week we are going to apply what we learned into a real project. Therefore we are going to create a diary application on Ruby. Our workflow was:
    - Consolidate Rails knowledge.
    - Learned how to use git.
    - Started a new Rails project.

  • Team Tessie Day 4

    Team Tessie (Hoodie) [2015] — at July 7, 2015 10:41 UTC

    Meetings Day! I am highlighting the important things we did as sort of a tl;dr :)

    Today we had a call with our mentor Ola to talk about updating our project plan. The one we were working from was from our application, and this needed updating.

    We then had our daily standup with the hoodie folk. Right after we hopped back into individual calls with Ola for our weekly one on one to update on overall progress.

    Around this stage we sat down to our desks for a little while and worked on submitting our RGSoC blog post that went up in the evening. Partway through this we abandoned it once more for a call with Ola and solidified our project plan for July.

    And in case you're interested... Here's the blog post!

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  • Rules

    Team Exercistas (exercism) [2015] — at July 7, 2015 06:07 UTC

    • Retro meeting with Whitney: how to hold meetings, what to improve from the first week, what to do this coming week and onward.
    • Set agenda and met with Katrina: understanding the API, console debugging tools
    • For practice: Git review, practice turning JSON to hash to OpenStruct
    • Answered blog post questions
    • Designated and immediately put into effect "I'm Stuck" escalation protocol
    • Third well-deserved high five of the summer

  • A new day: the fourth day

    Team Fanxhe (livingstyleguide) [2015] — at July 7, 2015 02:24 UTC

    We started the fourth day in Rails Girls SoC =)
    We searched a photo cover for our blog's list article view and later proceed with installing and testing the livingstyleguide gem by ourselves, we had generated a few style guides.
    We created a team calendar with the weekly events. Then we had the daily standup with our coaches to clarify some doubts about the gem. Moreover, we scheduled a call with our mentor Nico, to talk about out first tasks and doubts

    Good news! Our coach company gets us the breakfast every day =) and many partners help and support us with all of our doubts and they teach us many concepts. Yes, they are awesome!

    And lastly, we cleaned up our team blog code organization

    Ah! and as we've studied new concepts and code =)

  • Day 3 - Monday after 4th of July Weekend

    Team CocoaGems (CocoaGems) [2015] — at July 7, 2015 00:22 UTC

    Morning Scrum - talked about our goals for the day and ways we could better support each other in learning -this was totally worth it!
    Learned a bit about Graphite and GitChat, internal Servers and Puppet with Ross Mc Farland
    Lunch- Crepes with Rachel Myers @ the Local Creperie

    Karla:
    Cloned and Forked Jekyll Themes : Long Haull
    Lunch- Crepes with Rachel Myers @ the Local Creperie
    Long Haul Theme and the Compass Watch Set Up Step # 4 Failed
    Destroyed the original CocoaGems.github.io and used rm -rf to get rid of the Long Haul theme clone and Fork
    Cloned and Forked the Long Haul Jekyll Theme - but this time we re -named it CocoaGems.github.io
    Learned and or practiced the following commands in the process:

    PWD print working directory to make sure we were in the CocoaGems.github.io directory
    Git Status to check the branch master - to see if our branch was up to date with origin or master - displayed changes we made
    git add index.html because we wanted to add the changes we made on the index.html file/ page
    git status here we saw the changes in green => saying now they are staged and ready to be committed
    git commit -v opened our editor so we could write commit mssg in the editor
    git log -1 showed us our commit # and commit message
    git log -1 -p " "
    git push to finally push the changes

July 06, 2015

  • Day 4! New repo

    Team Binary (AdoptionRubyGems.org) [2015] — at July 6, 2015 23:06 UTC

    Well, at the start of the day we had a confusion about our project repo, fortunately, our beloved supervisor was there for help and save the day! So we moved our repo to the Rubygems organization. At the middle day we had a hangout meeting with our supervisor and mentor Nick Quaranto to talk about … Read more.

  • Day 4! New repo

    Team Binary (AdoptionRubyGems.org) [2015] — at July 6, 2015 21:29 UTC

    Well, at the start of the day we had a confusion about our project repo, fortunately, our beloved supervisor was there for help and save the day! So we moved our repo to the Rubygems organization. At the middle day we had a hangout meeting with our supervisor and mentor Nick Quaranto to talk about the project. Today we start to work in our login page so we study about models, migrations, controllers and views on Ruby on Rails.

  • Day 4: First Commit ^_^

    Team CodeBenders (RailsAdmin) [2015] — at July 6, 2015 19:39 UTC

    • Finalised with our mentor that we will make the demo app for RailsAdmin from scratch.
    • Discussions about what the app should do, E-commerce won!
    • Started with the schema to try and cover all types of associations.
    • First commit for the RailsAdmin Demo App! :)

  • Monday 06.07: Happyface?

    Team Cheesy (Rails Girls) [2015] — at July 6, 2015 16:49 UTC

    • Daily standup
    • Read about rebasing vs. merging
    • Coaching session with the amazing (!) André Medeiros
    • Planned a drinking event with all of our coaches :)
    • Fiddled around with changing the picture of the activity stream --> almost replaced all status update pictures with a giant smiley face --> undid pull request ^^
    • started on blog post
    • Analysed a wee small bit of the app (tracing breadcrumbs from its Class, params, model and model diagram)
    • Played around with FFaker gem

  • Day 4 - GirlsCodersWarsaw (RubyClerks)

    Team GirlsCodersWarsaw (RubyClerks) [2015] — at July 6, 2015 16:36 UTC

    We’ve started our day with the daily stand up - quick review what did we do on Friday, and quick plan for today.
    After learning mastering Github we made some issues and task to do. Also we started our practice work with our applications.
    Ana: I started my really first app: write a controller, and a model also, made a migration and set a single route. Learn about routing a little bit: how to create routes, about HTTP verbs and path for a certain action.
    Basia: I did my first javascript functionality :) Now I have two fields in my form which appear only if one field is checked! Yay :)
    I liked the issues in github. There is so many ways to use them. And you can follow my progress now!

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    and we know how to use basic Markdown

  • Day 4

    Team Delta Quadrant (Diaspora) [2015] — at July 6, 2015 16:27 UTC

    Our day was pretty exiting since we moved to our second working space @blacklane.

    We got to know the development team in a weekly stand up meeting and had lunch with 4 of them (eating south indian food and talking about summer of code and science fiction movies).

    Finally we finished out Game of life and had to struggle a little bit with outdated code in the tutorial. But now IT WORKS!!!!

    You can see our code here.

  • Rubyherzlein Log Day 4

    Team Rubyherzlein (SoundDrop) [2015] — at July 6, 2015 16:04 UTC

    In our morning meeting with our Coach Erik we:
    - summarised the first week -our work with GitHub, Git and Vim
    - Planned our blog post schedule and set goals for the things we would like to cover
    - went over the process of cloning the SoundDrop repo and committing to it
    - Talked about binary code and the ascii table
    We spend the day working on our first blogpost, which we pushed to our github-hosted blog, and making changes to the site by using the different git commands.
    This evening we are meeting with the rest of the SoundDrop group. We will go over plans for the summer and see if we need to readjust our week-by-week schedule.

  • RGSoC Day 4

    Team R'n'B [Ruby & Bugs] (Open Source Event Manager) [2015] — at July 6, 2015 15:56 UTC

    What we have done today:

    • daily standup #1

    • explore gantt tool for scheduling of project plan

    • break weekly tasks into daily tasks

    • continue testing & going through all OSEM modules

    • hangouts with our mentoring team & supervisor on slack

    • learn git branching & merging via git tutorial

    • reading documentation of how to work with JavaScript in Rails

    • reading official documentation for routes and controllers in Rails

    • learning debugging 101

    • created action for our switch button

  • July 6 - Day 4 :)

    Team RailsGEnthusiasts (RubyGameDev) [2015] — at July 6, 2015 15:17 UTC

    After a lot of reading through the weekend we started the new week with a lot of questions.
    Andrew R. was very patient and listened to all of the issues we had.
    He explained us in details everything we've asked him and gave us some tasks.
    So during the day we read for migrations and routes and played with them all over our project.

  • Day 3 - Rubyherzlein

    Team Rubyherzlein (SoundDrop) [2015] — at July 6, 2015 09:24 UTC

    Git tryouts and Blog set up

    • we had a huge mix up concerning our blog, namely git profiles/organizations, cloning vs. forking etc. Luckily after a 1,5h mentor tutorial (in the morning and! evening) learning about git and git hub we managed to fix it - super proud!
    • now our blog - forked from some generous guy called Mike - is set up in the correct organization and up and running.. first post will be published today!
    • plus, we learned how to actually use branches and do a merge plus solve merge conflicts with git

  • Day 3: It's friday!* :<

    Team Tessie (Hoodie) [2015] — at July 6, 2015 09:12 UTC

    • finally got a hang of the mornings and did our log, social media and todos for the first half of the day
    • last bit of docs/a bit deeper into nobackend and dreamcode
    • structured plan of the showcase app
    • chunking off of app sections and what we'd need to make them
    • had our first check in with our supervisor
    • (gave him awesome tips on how to get crabs to come to your sandcastles)
    • totally broke our team blog
    • awesome ideas from Ramon on simple things to add to the app
    • great point of reference app made by Aaron which we took a peek at (* = that sad face only refers to how sad it is that this awesome week is coming to an end!)