A meetup at PromptWorks offices

Talks, Community Events & Publications

  1. Clojure Hash Maps: Plenty of Room on the Bottom

    I recently spoke at BOBKonf 2017 in Berlin, Germany, on improvements to ClojureScript's hash map data type.

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  2. Inside Tips for Landing Your First Programming Job

    How to have an advantage when landing your first full-time programming job.

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  3. Flatiron School Interviews PromptWorks' Co-Founder Mike Nicholaides

    Check out the Flatiron School's interview with Mike Nicholaides, CTO and co-founder of PromptWorks.

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  4. Why Your Excellent Conference Talk Was Rejected

    How to avoid heartbreak when submitting conference talks.

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  5. Elixir Processes

    Ray gives us the low down on processes in Erlang/Elixir and how they differ from OS processes, OS threads, and other implementations of green threads.

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  6. Completing a Career Switch to Software Development

    PromptWorks interviewed Flatiron School fellow Erik Aylward about his experience switching careers, completing a code bootcamp, and job hunting for his first developer position.

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  7. Introducing: BabySqueel. Elegant queries for Rails.

    Introducing a new Ruby gem for building elegant queries without SQL strings.

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  8. The Art of Facilitation with Yvonne Chen

    Yvonne Chen shares her experience and insight on what it takes to facilitate a good meeting.

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  9. PyCon Education Summit Recap

    Emerging themes in code literacy and teaching.

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  10. Coded by Kids: The Best PTW Event You Didn’t Go To

    A look at how a Philly nonprofit is trying to create a new generation of coders.

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  11. Brian’s Highlights from the DC Baltimore Perl Workshop

    Brian describes highlights of the 2016 DC Baltimiore Perl Workshop.

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  12. Python Tips, Tricks, and Hidden Features

    A practical discussion on how to use the standard library in ways you might not expect.

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  13. Agile Contracts for Software Consultants

    You're ready to go with all the best Agile practices...

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  14. Straight Up RSpec 3 - a neat Ruby BDD tool

    Upgrading, going beyond the basics, introducing some elegant features and promoting readability.

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  15. A11Y? I18N? L10N? UTF8? WTF?

    Mike Toppa discusses accessibility, internationalization, localization, and character sets.

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  16. Writing DSLs with Parslet

    A well-designed DSL improves programmer productivity and communication with domain experts.

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  17. Rails testing: factories or fixtures?

    A comparison of factories and fixtures for providing data in Rspec tests in Ruby on Rails

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  18. Double Trouble: Clarity on Test Doubles

    A talk bringing much needed clarity around the different varieties of test doubles including what they are used for and what to call them.

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  19. Refactor Like a Boss: A Few Techniques for Everyday Ruby Hacking

    A few techniques for refactoring Ruby code.

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  20. Kanban: an introduction

    A brief introduction to Kanban

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  21. Securing Your Rails App

    How can you know if your Rails app is safe?

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  22. SOLID and TDD, Sitting in a Tree

    You’ve heard the claims or know from experience that test-driven development (TDD) produces better code.

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  23. The Eight-Fingered Chef

    Chef is a great tool for managing a vast and complicated server infrastructure, but what if you have fewer servers than fingers?

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  24. Civic engagement, local journalism, and open data

    Mike Toppa discusses how the internet has affected civic engagement and journalism

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  25. Clean code

    Mike Toppa introduces some good habits that will help keep your code clean

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  26. A real life overview of Agile workflow practices

    In this talk, Mike Toppa will give an overview of Agile practices.

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  27. Talking to strangers causes train wrecks

    A lightning talk, discussing the challenges of applying the Law of Demeter to Rails programming.

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