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May 15 2013

Rails Girls ATL: Building ideas

Last weekend, we hosted our second Rails Girls workshop, inviting 50 women to come to our office to learn more about web development through the lens of Ruby on Rails.

There were balloons.

And there was coffee.

But mostly, what we found was a group of smart, talented women.…

Dec 14 2012

New Faces at the December Hack Night

The December edition of Hack Night was held earlier this week. In our final Hack Night of 2012, we invited not only local developers, but the women  we met when hosting Rails Girls ATL.

Here’s a quick rundown of the great things people worked on:

Patrick Van Stee developed an iOS (Cocoa) app for code reviewing that interfaces with GitHub
Jasmine Lawrence showed off her work on the Ruby on Rails app she started at Rails Girls
Jonathan Wallace honed his skills working on Trollify, a Mustachify-like app that adds troll hair to images
The Body Boss team showed off some new features on relative ranking (mathematically comparing athletes “relatively”) in Ruby
Kristin Marsicano learned more about an authorization plugin for Ruby on Rails
Jacob Robertson got tons of laughs for his globalization of his “What game should we play?” app

Hack Nights give us the chance to meet others in our community and sharpen our skills. Join us in January for our hardware hacking challenge!…

Aug 27 2012

Hack Night got hacked

Each month, we open our doors for a Hack Night, inviting others to join us as we experiment with and work on various technologies.

For the August Hack Night, we sharpened our focus and added a little more structure. For the first time, we posed a challenge to those attending: Could they hack our RFID door reader to allow our chat robot to open the front door of our office?…

Jul 30 2012

Atlanta Code Retreat

This past Saturday, I attended the Atlanta Code Retreat at the Highgroove office. I hadn’t been to a code retreat before this one, and I really didn’t know what to expect. What I got a was a challenging but fun day of pairing with five different developers, and writing in four different languages.…

Jun 25 2012

The New Atlanta Office

As Highgroovers slowly trickle in to our brand new digs at the Stoveworks, I’m happy to report that this “Iteration” of the office is awesome.

How did we go from having no office (a few years ago) to this?

A long time ago (back in 2006 to be exact), Highgroove had no office.…

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