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Gathering stats and herding cats

Gathering stats and herding cats

RailsBridge is an international non-profit organisation that provides free Ruby on Rails workshops for women and their friends. In July 2013, after a lot of emails and Skype calls, a handful of Cape Town developers got together and started running regular RailsBridge workshops, creating a fork of the open source documentation and materials.

This talk discusses our journey over the past year and some bits. It covers how we've used agile principles and our strong leaning toward continuous improvement. It'll also cover the techniques we've used for gathering feedback, the changes we've made based on the feedback, and how we're measuring our successes and failures. Improvements and Pull Requests always welcome.

You will get a sticker at the end of the talk.

http://www.meetup.com/Cape-Town-Scrum-User-Group-SUGSA/events/220204652/

Steve Barnett

February 05, 2015
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  1. Gathering stats and
    herding cats
    Steve Barnett
    @maxbarners
    naga.co.za/sugsa

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  2. Getting more gooder

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  3. What we'll cover
    RailsBridge
    Gathering Stats
    Herding Cats

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  4. Free Ruby on Rails workshops
    for women and their friends

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  5. RailsBridge: what happens?
    Friday: arrive, install Ruby, Rails, Git, Sublime Text,
    sign up for Heroku, food and drinks.
    Saturday: arrive, coffee and breakfast, go through
    course, lunch, continue course.

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  6. RailsBridge (RSA)

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  7. Why RailsBridge?

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  8. Agile principles

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  9. Individuals and
    interactions
    over processes and tools

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  10. Working software is
    the primary measure
    of progress

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  11. Gathering Stats

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  12. Google Forms Survey

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  13. Retrospective

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  14. Pair Learning

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  15. Herding Cats

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  16. Better docs! !

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  17. Pics, words !

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  18. Venue & admin !
    Internet
    Coffee

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  19. Venue jiggling !

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  20. Lightning talks !

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  21. RailsBridgeBridge !?

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  22. Join us! :)
    Next one:
    Feb 27th and 28th

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  23. What we covered
    RailsBridge
    Gathering Stats
    Herding Cats

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  24. Thank you
    Steve Barnett
    @maxbarners
    naga.co.za/sugsa

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