We’re a busy bunch at Big Nerd Ranch—not just at our desks, but also at conferences around the globe. Here’s a rundown of where we’ll be this month:
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This post is about why starting a company is just dumb. And I know: I started a successful company.
As Rubyists, we give back to the community by helping out. And sometimes, helping out includes taking out the garbage.
For the past few weeks, a movement has been growing, sprouting from upper lips across the planet… and Big Nerd Ranch has joined.
I recently moved to Amsterdam from Atlanta to join Big Nerd Ranch’s European team, and this event was a great opportunity for me to share something as well. While most folks I meet in Europe know Big Nerd Ranch for our teaching and training, they don’t know us for our back-end web services. Attending a big data conference was a great way to begin to change that!
I got to attend the Grace Hopper conference last week in Minneapolis. For those of you who don’t know about this conference, let’s talk about it for a bit. The Grace Hopper Conference (GHC) is the world’s largest gathering of women in computing.…
I recently went to Boulder, Colorado, for the 2013 Rocky Mountain Ruby conference. More than 300 Ruby enthusiasts gathered there to attend workshops, presentations, drink ups and more.
For me the highlight of the conference was the presentation given by Eugene Kalenkovich titled “Rails: Shadow Facets of Concurrency.” Eugene used some simple examples to show how concurrent processes can create real problems in Rails code.…
Madison Ruby taught me that conferences are where you go to meet your heroes.
One thing that really drew me to Ruby as a language was its community, and when I first started learning to program, one of my greatest resources was Twitter.…
Hack Nights are Big Nerd Ranch’s way of getting to know our community and sharpen our own skills. On Monday, we collaborated with MailChimp and challenged developers to hack on MailChimp’s revamped API.
We were joined by Eric Muntz, MailChimp’s lead engineer, and Nathan Ranson, API liaison, who were on hand to answer any questions.…