Ruby on Rails
By Jennifer Lindner (Organizer, RailsBridge & Freelance Open Source Developer)
We’re doing it. We’re teaching each other technology.
Not how to use it: how to build it.
We’re teaching and learning software development. How to use our command lines and be comfortable in the guts of our machines. How to contribute to the open source projects of others and
By Hadiyah Mujhid (Co-Founder, Black Founders)
I often receive emails or view posts of the flavor, “I have an idea, I don’t know how to code, now what?”
This is my response for those who are curious about starting an web-based or software startup. (in no particular order):
RailsConf is the official event for the Ruby on Rails community this May 16-19, 2011 in Baltimore, MD. If you’re passionate about Rails and what it helps you achieve, RailsConf is the place to be.
The largest official conference dedicated to everything Rails, RailsConf features keynotes, sessions, tutorials, events, and of course lots of hallway hacking. A meeting place for the most innovative and successful Rails experts and companies — the Ruby on Rails community meets and shares useful information, ideas, and techniques you can put to work immediately at RailsConf. Join us for four entire days dedicated to Ruby on Rails with a program designed around all levels of expertise from novice to intermediate to advanced.
Women 2.0 members save 15% on tickets to RailsConf 2011 with discount code “rc11w2″.
By Aihui Ong (Founding CEO & CTO, Love With Food)
“I have a Computer Science background and I’m supposed to love technology.”
I spent the first 8 years of my career specializing in enterprise financial systems, and made a name for myself in the enterprise world. I’ve consulted and engineered many Fortune 500 financial systems (Sony, Fox, GM, etc). Counting money and being accountable for every penny seriously killed my love for technology and in 2007, I called it quits. I was so burnt out and sworn that I’ll never ever be a software engineer again.
I left Silicon Valley with my passport and a backpack and hopped on the next flight to wherever! It was my “eat, pray, love” adventure to help get back my sanity and recover from my breakup with “technology”.
With a backpack and 12 months, I traveled through 20 countries. I met many wonderful people but also witnessed many living in poverty with no clean water or food. Seeing their hardship jolted me back to reality. With so much advancement in technology, why is hunger still an issue today? When I’m angry, it usually gets my brain juice flowing. I was motivated to explore more into social entrepreneurship.