WNB.rb January 2022 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.
Exploring Ruby’s Set Class by Tay DeHerrera
When we think of data structures that can keep track of a list of objects, we often reach for Arrays. They’re useful, they’re convenient, they’re familiar, but they also inherently have traits that don’t always make them the best candidate for managing a list of objects; particularly when that list doesn’t care about order nor repetition. Luckily, there exists a data structure called a Set that is specifically setup for these constraints which we will dive into in this talk!
Tay DeHerrera is from southern Colorado and lives in Denver with their poodle, Chula! They started learning to code almost three years ago at Turing School of Software and Design. Now, they’re a Backend Engineer at TextUs where they focus on enterprise texting!
--- Beyond driver-navigator: empathetic, individualized strategies for pair programming by Stephanie Minn
When done right, pair programming fosters collaboration, learning, and better quality software. It’s also an extremely intimate activity and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. This talk will cover an introduction to pair programming as well as strategies for creating an empathetic and individualized environment to ensure a positive experience for everyone.
Stephanie Minn started her career building e-commerce and fulfillment technology. Now she enjoys software consulting, pair programming, and wrangling all sorts of domain problems. Since December, she’s been taking time off work to recharge through reading, baking, and planning her garden in Chicago.
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 email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.