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July 01, 2015

  • First Summer Coding Day

    Team RailsGEnthusiasts [2015] — at July 1, 2015 19:36 UTC

    Getting acquainted with the nice guys from theOryx - our coaching company
    Stand up meeting with our coach Tzvety
    Slack talks with our other coaches - Andrew and Marta
    Setting our development environment - installing Ruby, gems, Rails, etc on Ubuntu
    Fighting with the issues when preparing the environment
    Short lunch with the guys from theOryx at the office
    Working on the points given by our mentor Andrew H - Forking and cloning the repository into our local environment, Create a database for local environment by running the migrations, run the app in our browsers
    A fast photo session with our coach Tzvety for the RGSoC
    Reading about configuring Rails Apps
    Reading about Unit testing and Guard Usage doc

  • Kicking Off!! Day 1!

    Team Hackrgirls [2015] — at July 1, 2015 19:28 UTC

    Finally!!!! This is what we did today!
    -the onboarding call!!!
    - set up a trello board
    - drafted the introductory blog
    - Set up a group twitter handle
    .....aaaand most importantly, all set for a wonderful summer (or rain in our case! :P)!!

  • First day!!

    Team DEIGirls [2015] — at July 1, 2015 18:35 UTC

    So here's what we did on our first day:
    - Said good morning to everyone!
    - Configured Ruby, Lotus and Git
    - Petted the guinea pig
    - Did Ruby tutorials from codeacademy
    - Fought against Team Melbourne for the last piece of cake from GirlsCodersWars evil laughter
    - Ate sushi and ice cream
    - Continued doing tutorials
    - Tweeted stuff

    Between all that replied to messages from mentors, coaches, teams, etc ;)

  • First day

    Team CocoaGems [2015] — at July 1, 2015 18:31 UTC

    • Got a tour of the GitHub office from one of our coaches: Rachel Myers
    • Got introduced to a bunch of people at the office
    • Did a selfie from the rooftop and tweeted it
    • Lunch with a GItHub employee
    • Stay tuned for after lunch entries...
    • Had a slack discussion with both CocoaPod and Github coaches and mentors re: podAcknowledgements
    • Screen Heroed- one of our mentors and successfully installed pod Acknowledgements *Took a roof top break and admired the city views and the sunshine

    * Ruby Zombie Tutorials
    *Learned about Bundler and Ruby Gems
    *Read Bundler docs and learned a bit about :Path

  • Starting today!

    Team RubyGirls Quito [2015] — at July 1, 2015 15:57 UTC

    Today, me and Evy, are starting our participation on RGSoC, so we are super excited! We’lll be working with Ruby on Rails! You can see more about the program here: RGSoC. We are currently working with LEAP web app which is a non-profit app dedicated to giving all internet users access to secure … Read more.

  • Starting today!

    Team RubyGirls Quito [2015] — at July 1, 2015 15:57 UTC

    Today, me and Evy, are starting our participation on RGSoC, so we are super excited! We’lll be working with Ruby on Rails! You can see more about the program here: RGSoC. We are currently working with LEAP web app which is a non-profit app dedicated to giving all internet users access to secure … Read more.

  • The summer is on!

    Team Cheesy [2015] — at July 1, 2015 15:18 UTC

    [m]The first day of a long and cheesy summmer! We celebrated per Skype, Roos got to know her amazing new office @ The Artificial (thanks to Hans and Shannon!), got our first mentoring session with the amazing Carpmeister himself, got seriously distracted by all the happy RG teams all over the world. Encountered our (uhhh.... mine....) first git mess. And.... we got the app almost running locally and installed all the dependencies. And we started a twitter hashtag campaign #thingsrailsgirlssay. Let's see it that campaign will live through the first week.

  • Kickoff Day

    Team GirlsCodersWarsaw [2015] — at July 1, 2015 14:51 UTC

    Organisation stuff
    kickoff meeting with all of the coaches and seting all the hangouts.
    Kickoff call with supervisor and coaches.
    Also installation of lacking apps like RubyMine.
    Reading RailsGuides.

June 29, 2015

  • Hello Open Source! :)

    Team CodeBenders [2015] — at June 29, 2015 03:20 UTC

    We are a volunteer team for RGSoC’15. This is our first step into the world of open-source and we are super excited about it! This summer we will be working on the RailsAdmin gem. Our team: 1. Jayasi Mehar, Student 2. Megha Arora, Student 3. Erik Michaels-Ober, Mentor 4. Bharti Nagpal, … Read more.

June 25, 2015

  • Codeacademy JS and Geek Girl Tech Con SD

    Team Melbourne [2015] — at June 25, 2015 00:00 UTC

    Javascript is a high-level programming language. It works really well with user-based interactions, and is relatively straightforward, as observed throughout this course. This also happens to be my first time using codeacademy, which I must say has been an overall pleasant experience. I had to … Read more.

June 20, 2015

June 02, 2015

May 22, 2015

  • Setting up a Pre-RGSoC Workspace.

    Team Melbourne [2015] — at May 22, 2015 00:00 UTC

    What a productive day! A little background information to start off, I've just moved from my student accommodation in which I had resided in for the past 4 months. My study abroad has finally come to an end, and I'm currently staying at this off-campus location that unfortunately is not within … Read more.

May 20, 2015

April 20, 2015

  • Project Plan and Ruby Habits

    Team Tessie [2015] — at April 20, 2015 12:01 UTC

    We had a wonderfully active day on Tuesday, March 31st. Not only did we get a more solid idea of our project plan, but we also attended (and in Pilar’s case, organised) Ruby Habit’s meetup, focussing on Git. In the morning, Jan from Hoodie was kind enough to join us for a video call in which we … Read more.

March 21, 2015

  • Saturday: Lovebirds and Applications

    Team Tessie [2015] — at March 21, 2015 15:34 UTC

    Yesterday, Shelly came over to my house, got to meet my parents, my dog and, the newest members of our family, Boco and Pusheen, whom I had just picked up from a breeder that very morning. She came mid afternoon and we were able to get a lot done for the team: Solve the deploy problem I … Read more.

March 20, 2015

  • Starting Javascript

    Team Tessie [2015] — at March 20, 2015 14:41 UTC

    After speaking speaking to Jan and Luca, we learned that the two projects we were interested in pursuing might involve Javascript, or at least we would benefit in knowing Javascript if we were to be involved in either. I had a strong interest in learning Javascript after attending an Angular … Read more.

  • A Flood of Good News

    Team Tessie [2015] — at March 20, 2015 11:09 UTC

    We are getting quite a lot of encouraging news already, even though we are only in the first stages of things. First off was our experience with Wirsing. I’ve mentioned it before, but at the last Vienna.rb myself and Pilar got up to ask the other rubyists present if anyone would be interested in … Read more.

March 19, 2015

  • (octo)Pressing Problems

    Team Tessie [2015] — at March 19, 2015 23:00 UTC

    One of the most fun learning experiences I’ve had while working on our Summer of Code application is getting to work with octopress. I had previously used it a little bit for my personal blog, but I’d mostly just made a couple of posts and with some help, I was able to set up a new layout. Working … Read more.

March 07, 2015

  • Vienna.rb #22

    Team Tessie [2015] — at March 7, 2015 14:32 UTC

    Vienna.rb is always quite a fun evening. The first time I (Shelly) went, I went alone and promptly squirrelled myself away in a corner to listen to the talks. I needn’t have been so nervous! Everyone at vienna.rb is super friendly and welcoming. On this particular first night, Floor Drees (who has … Read more.

March 05, 2015

  • Our First RGSoC Meeting

    Team Tessie [2015] — at March 5, 2015 18:31 UTC

    After the hustle and bustle of February (more like getting Ruby Habits off the ground) was slowly dying down, we finally took our first step and set up a date for us to sit down and talk about our plans for this year’s Rails Girls Summer of Code. I came to the meeting very excited to tell Shelly … Read more.

December 08, 2014

  • the vicious circle

    Team CodeBenders [2015] — at December 8, 2014 05:46 UTC

    Let me tell you a story about a boy named Johnny. Johnny was a fun-loving guy, one of the happy-go-luck kinds. He never worried about a thing in his life and faced his life head-on. He simply relaxed and enjoyed every bit of life. Everything was going well in his ‘Neverland’, until he did something … Read more.

January 30, 2014