WNB.rb October 2021 Meetup
WNB.rb’s goal is to support a more diverse group of people to make significant and meaningful contributions to the Ruby world. It is a monthly meetup with technical talks where the speakers and audience members are all women and non-binary people.
Join us for our monthly WNB.rb meetup, featuring two talks: How to succeed at your first tech job by Julie J You're excited about getting your first role as a software engineer, (congratulations!) and have just completed your first week. Setting up your dev environment took 3 days instead of 3 hours, you attend onboarding sessions and remember about 5% if you're lucky, and you get introduced to the codebase and you begin to wonder if you're qualified for this job. If you're a seasoned developer, you can help your fellow junior developers navigate through this exciting yet terrifying time. For this talk, I received advice from knowledgeable and experienced developers on how to be successful in your first role. Join me today and find out how you can make yourself stand out while controlling impostor syndrome and preventing burn out. Julie is a Pharmacist turned Software Engineer at Codecademy where she helps build features for Codecademy for Business and contributes to Ruby for Good on the Casa project. She loves to keep learning, share knowledge, and discover what it's like to be a kid again through the eyes of her children. Upgrading Rails 101 by Andrea Fomera Ever been curious what upgrading Rails from version to version takes? We’ll talk about the things you need to know, and the basics to get started so you can update your apps. Andrea Fomera is a Senior Software Developer at Podia. When she’s not coding, you can find her playing Minecraft, or enjoying the beautiful state of Colorado. WNB.rb’s goal is to support a more diverse group of people to make significant and meaningful contributions to the Ruby world. It is a monthly meetup with technical talks where the speakers and audience members are all women and non-binary people. We hope to provide a brave space for tenured speakers, first-time speakers and everyone in between to interact in a technical capacity. This community seeks to enable developers to grow their technical skill sets and confidence, further promoting inclusion of women and non-binary folks within the Ruby community.
What happens during each meetup?
On the last Tuesday of every month at 12pm EDT, we host two speakers to give technical talks on Ruby and the related ecosystem. The talks are be 15 minutes each, with 5 minutes Q&A afterwards. Towards the end of the meetups, we have a few minutes where folks can optionally stay online to chat. The meetups last one hour, and we post recordings of each talk afterwards. This meetup will forever be virtual!
I’m interested in speaking at a future meetup, how can I do that?
We are so glad! Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. No need to write anything in depth or fancy. Even if you don’t know what you’d like to talk about or you’re a first time speaker, please reach out and we’ll work with you to put together a talk for a future WNB.rb meetup.
I don’t identify as woman / non-binary but I’d like to be an ally. How can I best do that?
Thanks for asking! We’ll be sure to post links to all talks to our twitter so you’ll still be able to watch, learn from and share all of our talks. Ways you can be an ally are to continue to advocate for more diverse voices at conferences and other meetups, learn from, elevate, support and/or mentor individuals who add diversity to the space, and share information about this group with anyone who might be interested.
Do you have a code of conduct?
Yes we do! You can read our code of conduct here.