Next Steps for Learning Ruby

So I had a discussion about this topic last week with the Adult Programs Manager from Canada Learning Code. I love Canada Learning Code, and have volunteered as a mentor and instructor with the organization since the Calgary chapter opened its doors, for the Ladies/Kids/Teachers Learning Code initiatives and briefly as a chapter lead myself, down in Lethbridge where I currently reside.

A Quick Overview of motion-provisioning

So what is motion-provisioning, anyway? It is a RubyMotion gem that helps you, the developer, take your in-progress app(s) and get them running on your own device(s). This is one of THE major challenges faced by beginning iOS developers, and the motion-provisioning gem makes it as simple as 1,2,3.

Project Templates in RubyMotion

When you use the motion create command of RubyMotion, the default behavior is to create a project that builds an iOS application. But that is only one of many project templates which are available for you to use.

Maybe It's Your Hiring

Ok, I promised I’d get back to the odd dichotomy of technology companies that only hire people with higher education degrees and the ones that never hire those people…


While I was reconstructing the speaking section of my web site (post-move to Jekyll), I discovered I have a whole page of presentations at Confreaks. Wild. That’s not all of my conference talks by any means, but it’s a lot of them.

Letting Go

Letting go is hard. But there comes a time when you know it’s the right thing to do. So with a heavy heart, I am stepping down as Chapter Lead for Ladies Learning Code in Lethbridge.