Last night Kenneth Ingham talked to us about principles of successful photography. His talk was really informative and full of useful tips and tricks. Lighting is everything! He promises to send me a PDF of his slides and we’ll get them posted in the Resources section of this website.
The art show that Kenneth mentioned last night is at the Artistic Image, 1101 Cardenas NE Suite 103. Artist Reception is Mar 24th from 4pm to 8pm.
We had a great presentation on autolayout in XCode by Chris Jungmann. Here’s a pointer to his blog with that information.
We also discussed the Albuquerque Open Data framework project that Andrew and Chris have been building. Several folks with Code for America were interested in this project.
Wow! The first quarter of 2015 has been busy with lots of awesome energy in the tech community!
Ideas and Coffee is pleased to help out with a Code Retreat that’s being sponsored by the RubiABQ Meetup group. Here’s the announcement for the event, and we have a small web site set up to take registrations at abqcoderetreat.org.
From the coderetreat.org website:
“Coderetreat is a day-long, intensive practice event, focusing on the fundamentals of software development and design. By providing developers the opportunity to take part in focused practice, away from the pressures of ‘getting things done’, the coderetreat format has proven itself to be a highly effective means of skill improvement..”
RubiABQ is lucky to have two members who have attended Coderetreats before, and one of them, Ben Cates, has volunteered to be the coordinator for (to the best of our knowledge) Albuquerque’s first Coderetreat.
More information will be available soon, but I’ve put this on the calendar now so people can plan to attend. At our last meeting we had a half dozen or so people state that they planned to go. We will be limiting this inaugural event to 30 participants. It is not Ruby-specific and we will be contacting other programming and development groups to let them know.
What is a Code Retreat? Here’s a short blurb from the Code Retreat organization’s website.
“Coderetreat is a day-long, intensive practice event, focusing on the fundamentals of software development and design. By providing developers the opportunity to take part in focused practice, away from the pressures of ‘getting things done’, the coderetreat format has proven itself to be a highly effective means of skill improvement. Practicing the basic principles of modular and object-oriented design, developers can improve their ability to write code that minimizes the cost of change over time.”
We’re wanting to have one in Albuquerque in January at Ideas & Coffee.