Still grey days, not too cold but too grey. Boring. But still every morning I do the 45min walk to feel that my blood circulates.
Directly a gem
Or the template
I began to read things about bootstrap, mmmm …. something did not convince me too much, also I had to install bower )though not much of a deal) , use the bootstrap quasi in a black box mode, is easy to use but you actually don”t know much what you are doing … mmm.. also to depend on an external thing to draw a calendar …mmmm…mmmmm…..mmmmmm
So back to the old references, railscasts , specifically episode 213 about calendars, I found it much more interesting, back to do things from scratch. Time to implement datepickers for selecting day and to do the calendar view from zero.
To implement datepicker was easy (awordthatmustnotbesaidwhenlearning) but I missed the time, I need to associate also a time to an event. So I found a gem that uses datetimepicker so you can select date and time from the same “mini calendar”. There was a problem, I had two fields, one for day with Date type and one time with Time type, so I had to change things, get rid of time and change day type to datetime. Done, worked! 🙂
At some point it was time for lunch, so there we went, to eat a hallumi, cheap, quick, tasty…nice conversation, we got to know each other a bit more, perfect, we finished eating then we headed to Betahaus so that we would be on time for the workshop. On our way back, mmmm …. we realized that we had not paid our lunch!!! OMG!!! if we wanted to be able to eat there some other time, better go back and pay. We did it, the guy was happy to see us but his eyes transmitted certain resentment …we smiled a lot 🙂 …
The afternoon was great, first a workshop “How to get unstuck” many interesting things to have in mind, but one to remember always, READ CODE. It was simple, but somehow rang a bell inside my head, true, we normally read code, tutorials, screencasts, others code, but why not directly read good code, the code of the frameworks that we use, is all there, is open for us to see, so…so yes 🙂 . I like simple recommendations.
Next was a workshop about how to do a job interview, how to sell yourself, understand the recruiter’s perspective. For that we had a really gooooood recruiter from SoundCloud, Jess. She did a great work, specially having in mind that one of the things I hate most is to think about going through a job interview, more than 10 years without doing it, actually I founded dabne, so I didn’t have to look for a job (amongst many other more appealing reasons). Things change and now I have to look for it and the workshop and the mock interview were really useful.
But the day continued, so after the mock interview, time to run to the deepamehta lounge. After several months there was a new release. Each time gets cooler and cooler :-))) . Once I feel really comfortable with ruby and rails, next step is semantic web, and there comes deepamehta, I would like to develop with deepamehta, is the future :D. If I could make a wish I would like to do it in the next hackership, daydreaming. Some examples of sites done with deepamehta are kiezatlas, Notizen Webanwendung, etc.
So ist so … another day full of adventures xDDD