I had a great time sharing about the exciting new ways to get your audience involved, and the feedback I got from you all was really great — feel free to ask questions in the comments here — cheers!
People, you don’t need to play to Big Media’s rules anymore — the rules are changing, and if your audience is discerning, they’ll follow you as long as you’ve got the goods.Â But with great power comes great responsibility: use the tools wisely 🙂
Tomek, Nahum, and I are organising a Rails session for newbies this month. We aim to make it the best Rails session yet. We’ve organised some books to give away, a discount for O’Rielly, and will be putting on Pizza (and hopefully beer if we find a sponser. 😉 The session will be about building a basic blog app, but the overriding theme will be to get the uninitiated but curious, and the beginners along, and give them a taste of the good stuff. We aim to nuture their curiousity into a love of Rails – which will benefit the entire Wgtn software development scene.
What:Getting started with Ruby on Rails – a community based approach When: 6:30pm, Tuesday, 31st October 2006 Where: CreativeHQ, 25a Marion Street, Te Aro, Wellington (behind Resene Paint) Presented by: Nahum Wild Intended audience: Anyone interested in Ruby on Rails. Prerequisites: Interest in Ruby on Rails. Knowledge of programming in any language will be useful during the live demo. Refreshments: Hell pizza Cost: Free. It’s a community event. It is our turn to give back.
The format will be as follows:
Arrive between 6:30 and 7pm.
Start at 7pm: Welcome and introduction
Quick overview of Ruby on Rails and its main underlying design pattern: Model-View-Controller
An end to end demonstration of how to build a simple blog application in Rails.