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 Ruby Conference idea

Well, that went over like a lead balloon.  Back to the drawing (poster?)
board.

Dan

Quote:
> -----Original Message-----

> Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2002 12:07 PM

> Subject: Ruby Conference idea

> Hi all,

> I've been playing with extensions lately and I'm having a
> rather hard go
> at it.  Things just aren't clicking and my hands are getting
> sore from
> pounding on my desk.  I was thinking what I really need is someone to
> sit next to me for a bit of pair programming to correct me when I do
> something dumb.

> This got me thinking - would this be a neat idea for the Ruby
> conference?  We could have our expert instructor (Guy? Dave?
> Matz?) lead
> the class.  The class would be grouped into pairs, with one
> *nix laptop
> per pair.  After some teaching by the instructor, the pairs
> would then
> start applying their new knowledge.

> Now, I've been working on the idea of a "Sys" namespace, with
> a bunch of
> little unix utilities put under that namespace.  Stuff like "who",
> "uname", etc.  We could assign each pair (randomly?) the task of
> starting an extension for that particular utility.  I wouldn't expect
> these modules to be completed.  I think just getting in at
> one get/set
> method, one iterative method, a constant or two and perhaps a class
> method would be a good start.

> Now, it doesn't have to be unix system utilities.  It could be some
> other utility people are really interested in.  We could have
> everyone
> work on different parts of one big module, for example.  I'm
> definitely
> unix-centric on this, however, as I haven't a clue how to write
> extensions for Windows (nor do I care to).

> The point is that we could teach extensions *and* build
> working modules
> that would actually be useful once completed (hopefully) at
> the same time.

> I think this would probably be a two block session (80
> minutes - 40 for
> the initial instruction/introduction to C extensions and
> another 40 for
> the paired programming).

> Just a thought.  Opinions?

> Regards,

> Daniel Berger



Sun, 31 Oct 2004 20:10:42 GMT  
 Ruby Conference idea
Hi --

[idea for two-session teaching session on extensions at conference]

Quote:
> Well, that went over like a lead balloon.  Back to the drawing (poster?)
> board.

Don't despair.  Speaking from the organizer perspective, I can tell
you that one puzzle is how to fit in the many good ideas that come up
that don't fit the (fairly flexible, but not universal) categories
we've come up with.  I think what's likely to happen is for there to
be some relatively unstructured time, in which people can put various
special-interest meetings, caucuses, etc.  Not everything that could
happen will happen, of course, given the time- and space-frames, but I
think we can get a lot in.  (And the time-frame is probably more of a
constraint than the space-frame, since at least some of these events
can always take place in restaurants :-)

Now, that doesn't change the empirical fact that no one answered your
original post :-)  But maybe people will feel encouraged to, or to
contact you directly.

David

--
David Alan Black


Web:  http://pirate.shu.edu/~blackdav



Sun, 31 Oct 2004 20:21:07 GMT  
 Ruby Conference idea

Quote:
----- Original Message -----


Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 7:19 AM
Subject: RE: Ruby Conference idea

> Now, that doesn't change the empirical fact that no one answered your
> original post :-)  But maybe people will feel encouraged to, or to
> contact you directly.

I didn't even *receive* the original post.

Did it originate in the newsgroup or the
mailing list?

Hal Fulton



Mon, 01 Nov 2004 05:38:30 GMT  
 Ruby Conference idea


Quote:

> I didn't even *receive* the original post.

> Did it originate in the newsgroup or the
> mailing list?

> Hal Fulton

I posted it originally to c.l.r via deja.  Maybe that was a mistake. :(

Dan



Mon, 01 Nov 2004 07:27:48 GMT  
 
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