Rails & Girls a.k.a how to get girls excited about technology Thursday, April 19, 12
Finland - the backbone of Internet MySQL, SSH, IRC, Linux, Nokia - all come from Finland. All built by men - in one of the most gender-equal countries of world. 2
Rails Girls - born in Helsinki end of 2010 (I grew up listening to Spice Girls and Girl Power. Girls - for me - is not diminutive, but strong.)
Al Gore taught me to code. In 2001. Massive amounts of unharnessed teenage girl energy and creativity. 4
First experience in software craftmanship Curation is cool, but even cooler is creating. 5
Hands-on, minds-on. Singapore, Shanghai, Tallinn, Krakow, Berlin, Buenos Aires..
Small groups, quick lectures A web application from concept to code
Not lonely, not mathematical - almost like learning a new language
Koodi on luk Code is lit ut er ait acyoa. Timis And v sä monia r aluable wherev ooleja. er you work.
Boys invited too. (Make something so cool boys want to be part of it)
Speak Geek. Or how to teach the language of web
Why Bento? • You need a balanced mix of things. • It’s a puzzle - putting everything together in the box. • “Ekiben“ - content which is arranged in the most efficient, graceful manner. The bento is presented in a simple, beautiful, balanced way. Nothing lacking. Nothing superfluous. Not decorated, but wonderfully designed.
Etsy: “We use a number of different programming languages (including Matlab!) but are primarily a PHP shop. We have a number of databases, some of which are MySQL and some of which are PostgreSQL. “
PHP + Matlab MySQL PostgeSQL 19
Foursquare: “Server code is written in scala running on the lift web framework using jetty for a webserver. We front everything with nginx, and use HAProxy in between. MongoDB handles most of our data storage needs (though a bit hasn't been migrated off PostgreSQL yet). 20
Scala Lift MongoDB and PostresSQL Nginx + HAProxy 21
R#1 PHP #6 Apache #2 SaaS #7 CSS #3 RoR #8 Django #4 HTML #9 MySQL #5 MongoDB #10 nginx Rules: Figure out the term and place it on the bentobox in the right place.. There might be false friends and doubles. Googling allowed! You have five minutes – wrong answers will be removed, the team with most post-its wins!
Three takeaways. “ When you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. Your tastes only narrow & exclude people. So create.” - _why
1 Text “Learning to program teaches you how to think. Computer science is a liberal art.” – Steve Jobs
Whole new culture of software development. 3 And a heroine to match. Beware Pippi Longstrumps. 28
Thanks! firstname.lastname@example.org And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. 29 ― Roald Dahl