Build Stuff

Again, it’s been a while since I have posted. Last weekend was awesome, my wife and I headed up to the Burlington ruby conference which I was blown away by. This was my first “Ruby event” and the people, community were unbelievable (in a good way).

The conference deserves a whole separate post. What I really wanted to write about is basically just building things..One thing I have learned about myself and staying engaged is I need a challenge and I need to push myself. So far, I’ve done tons of tutorials, exercises, problems..etc. Granted, these have been very helpful. They have gotten me to a point where I feel comfortable taking the reins. Which is what I am beginning to do…

I’m building a rails app that has to do with homebrewing (big surprise). I’ve made basic rails apps before, but this time I am pushing my limits by incorporating all sorts of new gems and API’s that I have no idea how to use. The best thing about it is I know I’ll figure it out. In my opinion, this is one of the best ways to learn, it forces you to use resources and tools you may not have thought about it the past, you build your troubleshooting skills etc. In the end, because it’s a project I want to succeed I’ll see it through to fruition..

I’ll let you know how it works out.

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