Team LoadToCode 
- Starts On
- July 01, 2016
- Finishes On
- September 30, 2016
- Last Activity
- September 30, 2016
September 30, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at September 30, 2016 08:15 UTC
So I am pretty sure that I would forget writing the status updates once we are celebrating the end of RGSoC...
This is why, I am predicting the future and will write about our plan for the day
- Starting with a retro call, with our supervisor on board (she came all her way from Oslo to Berlin), Sergio our Super-Ruby-hero, Remy our CSS-wizzard, and privacy-defenders & project mentors Varac and Azul
- Planning a short demo at Soundcloud presenting our work (short demo, intense preparation, probably getting nervous beforehand)
- Preparing some words of wisdom for a short input at the RGSoC farewell celebration
September 29, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at September 29, 2016 19:35 UTC
This is going way too fast, we can barely keep track of all of this.
- So we finished our coding challenge, stay tuned we gonna upload our work on our githubs here & here
- We had our last lunch with our core coaches
- We had 2 reviews with 2 different coaches, separately -> So useful and encouraging!
- First real life meeting with our supervisor Alex who hast just arrived from Oslo \o/ Welcome in Berlin
Tonight we are at Women Who Code Meetup in Berlin, and are meeting so many awesome & inspiring women we know from the internet :D
September 27, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at September 27, 2016 17:34 UTC
Nope, not us! Who? Us? Never!
- Coding Challenge day 2: painful sometimes enlightening moments of working separately on a coding challenge (psst, I tell you that it's about creating a quiz with some questions... and then.. oh dear, it seems complicated)
- Having coffee with one of our smart coaches: next challenge learning Sinatra
Stay calm, stay confident & keep coding, trying and don't forget to ask for help aka ideas! <3
Team LoadToCode  — at September 27, 2016 08:59 UTC
Unbelievable things happening all over the globe: The RAILS GIRLS SUMMER OF CODE IS ABOUT TO END. Oh nooooooo!
- Started our day with the nicest of all emails that developer could imagine: Merged #239 (latest pull request to Leapcode)
- Working separately on coding challenge, that we got from our coaches to get a feeling of what we learned and where we stand
- Communicating with Ruby's secret on our talk
- Look how sweet
- Inviting more people to the RGSoC farewell come-together this Friday night
September 23, 2016
September 21, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at September 21, 2016 19:35 UTC
Today we seperatly worked on our coding challenge, I did some home-office and used the time to finally prepare my private laptop to properly do some LEAP-coding. I continued to do some LEAP contribution to have a proper error-handling. Our blogpost was published - check it out!
Team LoadToCode  — at September 21, 2016 08:59 UTC
Monday: Easy Monday Start, Trying to figure out a rspec for the twitter API (AHHHHHH!), having a coaching session about it and failing completly
Tuesday: Chatting with our project mentors about the status quo and the to do's, dropping the twitter API testing (yeaaaaaah), writing our blogpost (check it out as soon it is online!) and getting a coding challenge from our coaches for the next days
September 16, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at September 16, 2016 15:25 UTC
Stand up / sit down on the balcony, short overview of the day, review of the past days and future plans!
- Researching more on error handling and writing stubs for http requests
- Understanding how customization and public within LEAP web app work in order to handle uploading image files as local providers
- Attending demos by Soundclouders (we're standing there in 2 weeks as well)!
Team LoadToCode  — at September 16, 2016 09:00 UTC
Puuuh, such busy day, such excitement, such sun :)!
- Daily stand up to anticipate all the meetings for this day
- Video call with Team Ruby's Secret from Cairo to plan our talk @RubyConfPt, we want to do it together and present RGSoC experience for LoadtoCode & for Ruby's Secret
- Lunch meeting with Team Joda & Team kindr3d
- Follow up on merged pull request and chat with project mentor in order to run it on LEAP platform
- Coaching session with Ruby hero Sergio about stubs & mocks in Ruby to test error handling
- Coaching session with Duana on truth tables and how the logic behind is useful for programming
- Insight into some presented projects of soundclouders
September 14, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at September 14, 2016 16:05 UTC
Start of the day: Notification by Github that our latest pull request got merged by our project mentor! Look here!
- Daily stand up not giving up the fight on git/github
- Coaching session on how to test error handling
- Ice coffee
- Working on error handling
- Brainstorming on how to create a script to override a default avatar image currently used in our feature
September 13, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at September 13, 2016 08:19 UTC
IT IS really really warm in Berlin, unbelievable but true, in the end we are having a Summer (worth calling it so) of Code!
We started the day with a daily stand-up and bearing in mind that there's only 3 weeks left! /0\
- Preparing our (probably) last pull request to our project LEAP! - how to structure, how to comment, how to bundle the commits/files..
- Coaching session on more CSS, our coach had prepared some CSS examples with smaller challenges for us to solve
- Attending a women in engineering meeting at the company (really interesting to see how to tackle lack of diversity from a company's perspective)
September 12, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at September 12, 2016 09:59 UTC
I already had the feeling that I forgot somehing very important friday evening, the magical status update!
On friday we had another great coding dojo session - making sure that our pacman can endlessly move right and left.
We again had some Git-Problems, getting great help in trying to rebase all our strings...
September 09, 2016
September 07, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at September 7, 2016 15:51 UTC
If I do not forget to actually post this activity it looks very good that I will actually send this status update on time YEAH
Today we wrote the first part of our documentation and put it in the ReadMe. We had a great coaching session learning more about the behavior of file writing, loading and so on... Check it out if you are curious: Rails Learning Examples
Besides from that we revued our coaching session from yesterday and made sure that the single twitter call is not only valid for getting the twitter name but also the tweets itself...
Team LoadToCode  — at September 7, 2016 10:24 UTC
Time goes on and it seems that the hardest of the tasks is to have the daily update on time. This is why I'll update you this morning again with the progress of yesterday.
We started the day again with another stand up - making sure what we are up to, what things have to be done and what our daily coaching session should be about.
We decided to split. Marie realized that she needs more ruby fundamentals and concentrates on that.
I concentrate for now on our To Do's. Yesterday I finished the script to give the providers setting up leap to generate their bearer token.
We had a great coaching session and compared old code from when we still used user authentification with our code now and made sure that twitter call is only made at one position by the usage of methods.
September 06, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at September 6, 2016 07:25 UTC
Almost on time. Here we are again.
Yesterday we started the week and day with "walking the board" and checking what's on this week and how we are gonna proceed for the last month (only one month left! can you imagine?). In our coaching session we read through the ruby script for the bearer token and got new tasks to improve the script! After this we checked our last PR and what bug it raised, we forgot to include an if-statement to check wheather there is a secrets-file after all. Having the tests passing we created a new PR.
September 02, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at September 2, 2016 15:17 UTC
So as usual, Friday is the end of the week! ... you may know that already.
What you might have missed is the fact that Friday also means Coding Dojo!
Still we started our day with our small stand-up and then decided to work separately on finishing the Ruby Script for generating a bearer token from Twitter API, and learning on HTTP requests and rpsec.
Coding Dojo continued the Pacman adventure from the week before!
So have a peaceful weekend and read you next Monday!
September 01, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at September 1, 2016 14:41 UTC
so let's hurry up! We thought this time would never end, instead 2 thirds of our Rails Girls Summer of Code already past.
Today we started with some Github issues, because we were struggling with the best solution for us as a team of 2, to work on the same project, often separately, eventually pushing code together to the LEAP project. We asked one of our clever coaches, and he was happy to help out.
- Creating an organization on github, with 3 branches, one for Thea, one for Marie, and one to push code to together
Having lunch with most of the coaches, updating us about our status, plans for coming days and generally how the project is going, very nice talk, since we have very nice coaches
Coaching session with Ruby hero: (Coding, failing, trying again) * 100 ;)
Getting excited about the RubyConfPt in Braga in Oct
All the best from LoadToCode, check out our work in progress on github https://github.com/LoadToCode
August 31, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at August 31, 2016 15:54 UTC
- Starting with a short stand up
- Resolving even more Github "things" (from now on we don't call them problems, they're just "things" => sounds less scary)
Used our waiting time to get some fresh ice cream, highly recommended, favorite flavours: strawberry & quark-sandorn, we chose cookies for our Ruby super hero coach! ... and he liked it, puhh!
- Coaching session about documentation of code, in this case: documentation of ruby code can be done in rdoc
- Updating the CSS and the view of our twitter feature
- Keep on learning more about HTTP in ruby request...
So finally we learn a lot about how the internet works!
Special thanks to all the other teams that provide useful learning resources like http://exercism.io/languages, video tutorials on 'How the internet works", or other cool blogs like http://jeenalee.com/2016/08/29/move-clone-copy.html, cool stuff!
August 30, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at August 30, 2016 16:25 UTC
... to offer some cool and easy way to send a request to Twitter to get a bearer token, preparing some magic code. Yeah: so proud!
- Video call with live demoing to our project mentors from LEAP
- Remy coaching session about Ruby coded HTTP requests
- Trying to understand what Remy tried to explain... :)
Finishing the day with parcours & yoga, be kind to yourself!
August 29, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at August 29, 2016 16:27 UTC
- Walking-the-Kanban-board, making a daily plan and getting an overview of the week to come
- Planning coaching session with Remy, need more input on how to write a script on Application-only authentification to Twitter API -> learning more abt curl requests -> learning more abt the bearer token (credential to access Twitter API)
- Again updating some CSS, pushing it to Github
Team LoadToCode  — at August 29, 2016 13:20 UTC
Again again and onces again - a little too late again does here now come the status update for friday. At the beginning of the day we had a great retro with almost everybody from the team. After that we had a great session with Stef about some more details regarding HTTPS, TTD and just the questions which we had on our minds. We finished the after noon with another Coding Dojo, doing TTD creating a Pac Man! We finished our friday doing another PR with our status quo.
August 25, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at August 25, 2016 16:38 UTC
its thursday, this means weekend is close which means the next week is right infront of us which means status updates ON TIME since its my teampartners job then to update you guys wuhuu
- marie is fighting with GIT
- in coaching session we used Rails HELPERS the first time
- we worked on our own ruby tasks, creating classes, loading files and all of that stuff
August 24, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at August 24, 2016 15:58 UTC
Today we started the day again with each doing individual ruby tasks. We really stick to our new walk the board routine. In the afternoon we met to dicuss and understand the coaching session from the day after better, rendering in leapcode. In our coaching session we made some final designing on the css within leap.
We sent an awesome gif to the projectmentors how it looks implemented right now, because eventhough they have the PR its not worth much without the twitter application tokens, which we firstly have to write a doc about.
Team LoadToCode  — at August 24, 2016 15:52 UTC
After updating the post yesterday from monday I forgot to post about our yesterday's progress. So here we go for yesterday:
- talking in our coaching session about rendering and understanding the leap codebase even better
- having had an update call with the project-mentors
- worked individually on our koans tasks
- had a very good lunch with another rgsoc team talking about ups and downs and sharing advices
August 23, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at August 23, 2016 13:10 UTC
Once again the monday caught me by surprise and I will sum up what we did yesterday.
- after having last week a very successfull projectplaning session we started the monday with walking the board and doing some time estimation on our tasks this week
- we had a very successfull design planing session where we decided on one design and made a sample
- in our coaching session we talked about bootstrap and figured out where to put our css from the sample into leap to have it actually read and implemented
- we worked on our own little koans to keep up with the ruby/rails learning
August 19, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at August 19, 2016 16:11 UTC
Started with meditation in the morning together with Ana from the Orga team and monk John from Thailand
So much peace to start the day, we tweetet about it here
Getting ready for the next Pull Request #234!
- Coaching Session with Sergio doing the Pull Request
Review it here --> https://github.com/leapcode/leap_web/pull/234
- Small Demo Session with Duana, showing what we built and getting some rewards by our coaches
Have a great weekend!
August 18, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at August 18, 2016 18:02 UTC
- Started with our 2nd time daily stand-up, review & plan for the day
- Stef coaching on aaaaaall the questions we ever had :D
What does a compiler do? What are Utils? What is a library versus a database? How to explain hashes (in context of crypto)? How does asymmetric (email) encryption work?
Working on integration of our code into the bigger rails LEAP web app...
Have a great peace- and restfull day tomorrow! We will be meditating in the morning!
August 17, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at August 17, 2016 16:34 UTC
So in the morning we had a daily stand up to set time frames to our next tasks. Let's see how good we are in estimating time!
Later on we had a coaching session with almighty Duana.
- We were looking at Ruby katas and trying out some unit testing
- Talking about what will come after RGSoC, how to prepare for next steps to come
Starting to prepare Pull Request and asking tons of questions to our project mentor
- Call with project mentor azul on how to implement configuration files into the LEAP web app
Working together on the task of integration of config into LEAP web app, not done yet! More to come tomorrow!
Last but not least, found wise Joda in the cafeteria :) had a chat with Johanna & Dayana from Team Joda about RGSoC so far
August 16, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at August 16, 2016 18:03 UTC
So we had 2 interesting coaching sessions:
First with coaches on more software management & project planning
- Reviewing our learning and project goals, that we sent them in the morning
- Setting 2 priorities a) more Ruby b) Twitter gem
- Breaking down tasks into smaller more concrete tasks
Coaching session on ruby code with Sergio
- Reviewing code for caching twitter data in order to avoid reaching twitter rate limits
Planning stand up in the morning
-> TODO for next day
- Setting times/deadlines to tasks
- Planning how to work on tasks
August 15, 2016
August 12, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at August 12, 2016 14:43 UTC
Learning more about rspec (we just started), it is for testing your ruby code go & try it out yourself, for example here:
Our lovely & clever coaches did some Coding Dojo with us! It is definitely recommendable. It was like live coding, failing, trying other code, switching roles, trying some new code, failing again, succeeding, celebrating! No competition, just fun & learning from each other!
We want more CODING DOJO!
Now leave your beautiful computer where she is (of course it's a "she") and have an enjoyable weekend!
Team LoadToCode  — at August 12, 2016 07:28 UTC
yesterday we had a session with a engeneering manager at SoundCloud and we decided to come up with (a more) project-/learning-plan! We learned more about agile developing and how things are done at SoundCloud.
Our Coach explained us RSPEC and we tried small tests.
The rest of the day we spent finishing up the css for our super secure twitter timeline and did some small ruby programming.
August 10, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at August 10, 2016 16:26 UTC
- spilled my coach all over with cacao and he didn't run away (high support right there)
- learned about positioning with css
- had a update with the leap mentors (at least they see some huge process)
- playing around with css
- pimping our command line
- having ice cream since it was Basim's birthday in the company
August 09, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at August 9, 2016 14:31 UTC
- marie finished the twitter app authentificaton (it seemed like quite a complicated birth) - YEAH! so from now on we can use this instead of the user auth. and the users in future dont have to fear that somebody fishes for their credentials and posts in their name
- we used the secret-file in rails to have our credentials and put our projects to github
- we played around with css (again)
- in our coaching session today we had live coding and covered following methods: map, reduce, join, times & inspect
August 08, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at August 8, 2016 15:26 UTC
Today we deepened our knowledge in HTTP (the soundcloud HTTP expert continued his session from friday right away this morning) and spoke about REST & Routes (again). It's really amazing to see how the coaching session go hand in hand slowly. With the Twitter Ruby Gem, after implementing followers we often got the exception too many requests - we talked with our coach about consequences and work-around possibilities. So next steps are implementing some low-level caching (setting a variable new when 5 minutes have past for example) and learning about app authentification at twitter instead of user authentication.
August 05, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at August 5, 2016 14:32 UTC
So here we are, 5 weeks later, so much and so little time at once.
- Retro all-call with supervisor, project mentor and coaches: having a look at our internal communication as a team, among coaches & among each other
Reflection on how we want to work in future, since we reached a point were separate tasks can be helpful
Coaching session on HTTP with HTTP expert of Soundcloud
Separate coaching with Ruby hero on current tas
August 04, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at August 4, 2016 15:35 UTC
- Stand-up: Mutual update about our code and problems
- Lunch coaching session talking about status quo of our work and us -> probably a good idea to have seperate tasks, according to skills
- Afternoon coaching session on how to hide secrets on github repos
August 03, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at August 3, 2016 16:31 UTC
Starting with short stand-up, making plan for the day
Call with our supervisor -> getting some motivation
Marie was looking at more Ruby code we learned yesterday with Remy
Thea worked on the code to embed tweets within rails and made them already almost look exactly like an iFrame (so cool)
That's it for today, see you all tomorrow
August 02, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at August 2, 2016 18:05 UTC
So the 2nd third of the Rails Girls Summer of Code has just begun.
We did some pair programming in order to keep us updated. We have quite different strategies to deal with tasks: One of us tries around a lot, playing with the code and starting to write and output code. The other one, stubbornly, wants to understand every piece of code before even starting to think of doing some actual coding. That is why the mutual update was very refreshing and helpful, especially for the theoretical one of us (that's me, Marie, say Hello! ).
- Mutual update about the last coding advancements
- Coaching session with our Ruby hero (if you read the blogpost, you'll know which coach was teaching today) telling us more about why Ruby is object oriented and not e.g. class oriented
- Working on the twitter Ruby gem within Rails
And yes... we ended our day with some Yoga practice!
August 01, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at August 1, 2016 21:04 UTC
So today we were learning more about REST API and for which purpose it was built. Our coaching session was focused on different parts of the twitter Ruby gem and how to configure it correctly.
In the evening we organized a Cryptoparty and shared some knowledge about crypto tools like enigmail, keepassx & Tor. Our coach Duana hosted the event and Soundcloud gave us the space, snacks & free drinks \o/
If you are interested in that stuff and want to learn more about it, don't hesitate to ping us and visit the website to find about recommended tools here: https://www.cryptoparty.in/learn/tools. Learn and then share your knowledge!
Team LoadToCode  — at August 1, 2016 07:49 UTC
A little late now the update from friday. We enjoyed the office all our-selfes because all the SoundCloud employees were on the summercamp in potsdam. Marie learned about difference Streaming and REST API for Twitter Ruby Gem and I merged the Twitter Ruby Gem into a Rails-Application and got lots of help from the RGSoC #helpdesk (thanks again).
In the evening we joined the soundcloud summer camp party.
July 28, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at July 28, 2016 16:42 UTC
How unbelievable - week 4 is coming to an end. Today we had the whole office to our self.
We managed to understand the twitter ruby gem better and respond to the tweet from the other rgsoc-team. We read more about erb and haml and got more familiar with rails.
July 27, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at July 27, 2016 19:05 UTC
To ensure to include Twitter content to the LEAP Webapp without leaking any information to Twitter our next step is to build our own HTML-Frame and pass the Twitter Text-Content with usage of the Twitter Ruby Gem, later it has to be discussed how we deal with pictures since using Pictures from Twitter is a possible leaking area.
We ended up the day having another coaching session covering blocks within ruby.
July 26, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at July 26, 2016 17:02 UTC
Today we continued learning theory from the book and got some insights about how to work with arrays. We had a live coaching session with one of our coaches. We try to focus on our development and try to be patient with us that there is still time enough in the summer to become a real programmer.
We gave up on secretly using our twitter account to create a twitter app for the ruby twitter gem, to finally have something to show off. We failed in setting up right away but hope to get the further help by ATTENTION 2 (!!!) amazing coaching sessions tomorrow we are gonna have.
July 25, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at July 25, 2016 17:24 UTC
Our presentation went well on Monday and we were told that we gave a good overview. There were some rumors about building a super secret VPN connection within SoundCloud ;)
Today we almost only worked through our programming book, built more base. Talked about the definitions gem, Literal and bundle in more detail and confronted ourselves with twitter ruby gem and failed in having a twitter timeline without having a phone number connected.
July 22, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at July 22, 2016 13:39 UTC
This is the Day: one of our coaches has birthday \o/
Other than that we are preparing to improve our presentation today in the afternoon. We are nervous about it, because the LEAP project is at the same time awesome and complex due to its many many layers of architecture.
We'll tell you more about it on Monday ...
Have a great weekend!
July 21, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at July 21, 2016 17:41 UTC
- Starting with a LEAP call with our project mentors.
- Working on presentation of LEAP project to our SoundCloud coaches
- Coaching Session with Sergio on embedding Twitter
- Pull request for first blogpost \o/
Team LoadToCode  — at July 21, 2016 07:44 UTC
So this might be the first real Summer day since the Summer of Code started! We are so excited!
- Starting with theoretical input from Programming Ruby book
- Coaching Session with Remy about embedding Twitter (first contact with haml converting from html)
- Preparing LEAP-presentation for our coaches on Friday
- Working on blogpost for Friday
July 19, 2016
July 18, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at July 18, 2016 17:29 UTC
So Thea & Marie came back to busy Berlin after this peace-, joy- & codeful week somewhere at the countryside!
Changing your location is more than recommendable, as a change of scene Tapetenwechsel in German if possible, try it out!
- Updated our Kanban-Board
- Coaching Session on how to not get frustrated about Git, Github, synchrnonizing our local branches
Try $git lol
- Planning our week: e.g. dive deeper into Ruby book from the library (our coaches organized some great Ruby books for us)
- Rails Tutorial, Git Tutorial
July 15, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at July 15, 2016 12:47 UTC
Having the whole RGSoC as a hackathon like the one we had the last days would be amazing. Today we did a retroperspektive about the past hackathon and discussed for example about diversity. Day-Dreamed about going to the OpenPGP-Conf in Cologne in September and putting our kanban-board-tickets in the bag to set it up in berlin again and work on our backlog. Today it was less coding and more reflecting. There was a spontanous mail-encryption session in the morning, but sometimes the brain works better with breakfast and coffee...
July 14, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at July 14, 2016 09:34 UTC
a little too late comes our new status update. still at the hackathon in the nature. yesterday we created a KANBAN-board for the next things to do and were able to solve the errors on my machine executing the tests from LEAP. Other than this me and marie stated to work through an RAILS-Tutorial. We are very grateful for all the support we are getting - everybody is very patient with us and yesterday our mentors took a lot of time to give us an more detailed overview about LEAP and the architecture, we even came up with a feature we might be working on the next weeks. Lets see what we are gonna make with it. The day ended doing pantomime around the fireplace - we had words like cable, antenna, sha 512, isomorphic and quantum. Playing geek pantomime also a nice and funny experience and a great way of learning!
July 12, 2016
July 11, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at July 11, 2016 17:32 UTC
The excitement seems just to be increasing. We made our way to the middle of germany, to a community-living project, where one of our project-owners lives. We have the great opportunity to join a one week HACKATHON and to get to know the most of the project-team which are normally well distributed all over the world.
Today it was much talking and making magic happen with the terminal and absorbing knowledge of the "real hackers". Getting a deeper insight of the LEAP-project itself and discussing about servers, providers, keys, keyrings and privacy in general.
We are discussing about the changes we can make and published another issue to github which we will try to solve.
Experiencing that being a programmer doesn´t have to end up in a lonely live in a dark cellar.
Do it yourself is good - do it together is better.
July 08, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at July 8, 2016 14:38 UTC
So this is the first time looking back at a productive, exciting and exhausting week of the Rails Girls Summer of Code for the Load to Code Team.
Waking up and seeing our first pull request merged! Pfff, what a time to be alive :D We feel like absolute Pros!
- Setting up IRC client (we recommend Colloquy for Mac)
- Thea trying to take over Google's de facto search engine monopoly, by improving some HTML skills
- Marie wondering about an error message after running the server of the web app we're working on (SPOILER: it had to do with some git submodules, that our project references to, the submodules needed to be updated, puh, everything worked well after Sergio's hint)
- Coaching Session with Sergio: first feedback/retrospective on how we are doing, experiences so far and expectations
- Installing rbenv so to install different ruby versions and make our machines look smart in managing the different versions smoothelessly
Preparing mentally for the kick-off indoor RGSoC come-together...
July 07, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at July 7, 2016 15:24 UTC
Sunshine, rain, windy, cloudy: It's an all-inclusive-day in Berlin!
- Call with project mentors: update about what we have done so far
- Very interesting lunch talks with people from SoundCloud
- Coaching Session with one of the coaches: learning about Git & basic knowledge about how github works
Fixing a tiny bit of notification text in order to practice pushing changes and starting a pull request
Feeling good about lunch, pull requests & beautiful Perun (dog colleague)
July 06, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at July 6, 2016 14:21 UTC
We started our day with figuring out what needs to be done until the end of the week. BECAUSE:
Next week we're participating in a hackathon out of Berlin, meeting other people who are working on the LEAP project!
- Planing our hackathon trip
- Having a look at our project plan (it's actually a draft and will get changed over the whole time of the program)
- Having a look at the Curriculum that was created by the coaches
- Coaching session with Duana, learning about differences of ruby versions, and about old, unfriendly & quick language C (sounds really like 'Mitte' the district of Berlin where we work, ppl are rushing all the time, it's mainly unfriendly)
Coaching session with Remy, learning abt databases and abt why we ran into errors during the set up of the database (in this case couchdb)
Taking deep breaths, drinking coffee, eating nuts to keep us fresh and fit to load to code :D
Take care of you, and don't forget to go out to see the sun from time to time :)
July 05, 2016
Team LoadToCode  — at July 5, 2016 13:00 UTC
So we're not done with "first times" at all :)! Today we attended our first tech talk at lunch time, an event that happens every two weeks at SoundCloud. It is an opportunity for the tech team to share knowledge about their work, to discuss it and to practice their talking skills. This time it was Duana, our coach, who presented a talk about dependeny injection frameworks, we're very proud of her, she did very well!
Other than that:
- Setting up email encryption (recommended to EVERYONE btw)
- SoundCloud Introduction session on technical stuff explained to techies and non-techies
- Having our second coaching session with Sergio
Team LoadToCode  — at July 5, 2016 12:53 UTC
So on our second day we got our own work computers for the RGSoC \o/
- We started our day with an all-inclusive-call :) Supervisor, mentors, coaches & students met and discussed our expectations of the program and how we should do it concerning daily routines, short-, mid- and long-term goals
- First SuStu-call (supervisor- student) asking all the questions, e.g. we wanna do a hackathon, is it alright?! (Spoiler: in our case, yes!)
- Big set up of all the communication channels (tons of slack -> then muting time consuming channels), adapting to mac specific settings -- Set up of our computers, setting up all the new passwords, forgetting passwords, finding new passwords
- First coaching session with Remy, starting to run the LEAP webapp on our machines (yeah)
- Meeting the Joda Team (two of two Berlin RGSoC teams coming together, this will happen once a week \o/)
At the end of the day we were still happy but also very exhausted because of getting to know all these new people, and the new machines, the new programs to work with ... in need of more Mate on the following days.
Team LoadToCode  — at July 5, 2016 12:39 UTC
On our first day of the Rails Girls Summer of Code our hosting company SoundCloud took some time to introduce us - together with other new SoundClouders - to the history of SoundCloud, to the office and to IT security. We got to know many new faces and shake hands with friendly folks :) We also attended the weekly meeting of the company so that we really felt part of the team from day one.
A week before we met our mentors from the LEAP project in Hamburg and discussed some basic knowledge about the project and who is working on which part of it. After this first day of orientation we feel ready to start the following week!