...the end of a wonderful summer...

Posted on by Sophiya and Boryana

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Sophia & Boryana & Andrew

Sophia & Boryana & Andrew Radev, RailsGEnthusiasts Team (Image: Sophia & Boryana & Andrew Radev)

Hello again from our Team RailsGirlsEnthusiasts

As we all know there isn’t endless happiness, unfortunately, but we think we could change that :)

The expectations that we had at the beginning :)

We actually hadn’t been prepared for everything that happened…and that is true because we didn’t know what to expect :)

How did these three months just disappeared?

Well, like it was yesterday when we were just starting :) 99 little bugs in the code

Part of the coding process, RailsGEnthusiasts Team (Image: Sophia & Boryana)
What have we achieved during the RGSoC?

At the beginning, there was a lot of reading, we mean (a lot) * 10 … and nothing left in our heads till the moment we started the real coding process :) As you all know, it doesn’t matter how many books and tutorials you gonna read, the practice is the most important thing if you want to learn coding. So, this summer we spent our time in reading and practicing, reading and practicing and listening to our coaches, and again, and again, and again. And the practice – coding was … :) you know … fascinating in its own way :) You can spend hours trying to find a solution or fix bugs etc. … but when you make it, when you see you have finished the task, well, you are full with enthusiasm to start with the next one … :) :) :)

What comes next?

As maybe, every team from this year edition of RGSoC knows that 3 months are not enough to learn all aspects of coding, we are eager to continue our training in RoR, JavaScript and further some other programming languages. ‘Cause our aim is to become Senior RoR Developers :)

This second blog post for the RGSoC will be full with gratitudes, but it could not be otherwise.
Lets’ start:
  1. We would like to express our big gratitude towards our coaches during RGSoC. Without the support of Andrew Radev, Tsvety Mihaylova, Marta Radeva and last but not least Dimitar Dimitrov, we would be able to understand nothing, nooothiing. They gave us not only explanation, they were helping us, pushing us to continue to fight with the problem and grab the knowledge. They had the steadiness and patience to explain us everything and to share their knowledge with us. They were just like a kick-boxing coaches sitting in the corner of the ring and primed you up :)

  2. We want to thank as well to our mentor Andrew Havens. Although the time difference was huge, we could always rely in his support and advices. Thank you Andrew for giving us the opportunity to work on RubyGameDev.com, which was a real challenge for us. The Project is a wonderful idea, giving a great opportunity for Junior RoR enthusiasts to develop their skills and if we have the possibility, we will continue helping Andrew with his Project.

  3. Aaaaaand TheOryx – Thank you that you hosted us during the RGSoC and that this summer was a real one with your wonderful green summer garden and the breathtaking view to the Pancharevo Lake. Sophia & Boryana & TheOryx

Sophia & Boryana & TheOryx crew, RailsGEnthusiasts Team (Image: Sophia & Boryana)
  1. And we won’t forget InitLab Sofia which hosted us during the time we were not at TheOryx company.
A present from InitLab Sofia, RailsGEnthusiasts Team (Image: Sophia & Boryana)
  1. (Oh, God, we feel as if we are on the Oscar’s awards ceremony… :) )…because now we would like also to turn to all RGSoC organizers: Without your brilliant idea and hard work to create this wonderful three-month event of coding, we would know almost nothing about how to create a real RoR Project, how to write blocks of code, methods, functions, tests, how to use Git, etc, etc… Thank you Sara, Anika, Laura, Lieke, Verena and all other organizers, who participate in this great organization. Thank you, you are here for us!

Now, it’s time to finish writing our second blog post, as it’s time to start writing our code and tests for RubyGameDev.com as Andrew is waiting for our next pull requests.

Stay tuned for our next blog post about ‘dotJS’ conference in Paris ;)