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Hackrooms are live!

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Steve Brewer
3 months ago, 26 Feb

I've made a few updates to the site over the weekend. You can now:

+ Create hackrooms for people to join
+ Add basic information to the page, including the main language the hackroom is focussed on, as well as any sideline languages used
+ Your hackroom will appear on the page of the languages you're using as well as your profile, and the profiles of anyone who joins it
+ Join any hackroom by pressing a button on the ha...

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West London Coders visits Sky again!

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Steve Brewer
3 months ago, 22 Feb

What a great evening we had at Sky last night!

Laura once again had us round to hang out in their brand new Sky Cinema in the stunning shopping mall Sky's just built for their people at their campus in Osterley, West London.

Check out #skyWLC for the highlights.

We had four fantastic speakers: Alasdair Clark from Sky talking about how understanding why you are doing something motiva...

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Applying for a Ruby developer role at FutureLearn

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Steve Brewer
4 months ago, 16 Jan

I've had some questions lately about the Ruby developer vacancies at FutureLearn, so I thought I'd share my advice about applying.

Are we a match?

How well you match culturally with a company is one of the first things anyone should look at when deciding whether to apply to work there. The three paragraphs at the top of my CV were really important in the decis...

Hiring

Rails to Slack announcements

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Steve Brewer
4 months ago, 15 Jan

Until we've added notifications to the site, this handy gem lets you post messages to Slack from Rails.

By adding a line to a controller, we now get a message in our Slack #general when someone comments on the site. It posts their name, comment and a link to the comment so we can reply to it easily.

I've also put recent comments on the home page.

Here's the after_action I've set on the comment '...

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    Ali
    3 months ago, 22 Feb
  • Thanks guys!

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    Steve Brewer
    3 months ago, 22 Feb
  • Look who uploaded some photos to a post through our website! 😏

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    Tonu Vasile Marius
    3 months ago, 22 Feb
  • Thank you so much for meeting it was amazing :)

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    Charlene
    3 months ago, 22 Feb
  • Loved it! Very good talks.

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    Steve Brewer
    3 months ago, 22 Feb
  • Thanks Jabran! 😄

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    Jabran Rafique
    3 months ago, 22 Feb
  • It was a great meetup. Well done! Looking forward to next event.

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    Steve Brewer
    4 months ago, 16 Jan
  • When we get spammed to death I'll turn it off 😆

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    Steve Brewer
    4 months ago, 15 Jan
  • Love Rails!!

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    Steve Brewer
    4 months ago, 15 Jan
  • Thanks for organising Jerome! I had such a great day! ❤️

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    Steve Brewer
    4 months ago, 13 Jan
  • Woo! 🎉 Thanks Jerome 😄