Things are cooling off a bit lately and it’s a welcome change. :)
We’ve got a great meeting coming up this month, put together by Tim Tyrrell. For our beginner talk, we’ll learn how to all be better testers, and for our advanced talk we will talk about Impostor Syndrome and how to break free from it. Our Rails Conductor this month is Nathan Ladd.
Without further ado, let’s get right to it…
Better Testing By Questioning Everything - Nathan Ladd
These days, volumes of blog posts and screencasts are available to teach aspiring rubyists how to test. However, explanations for why we test often only scratch the surface. Let’s put the very concept of testing itself under the microscope, and uncover the basic requirements that feed into every test we write.
You Are Not An Impostor - Nickolas Means
Despite the attention that impostor syndrome has gotten in the Ruby community recently, so many amazing developers still hide in fear of being discovered as frauds. These developers chalk their achievements up to everything except their own talent and don’t believe they deserve their success. I know, because I’ve struggled with impostor syndrome my whole career. In this talk, I’ll show you what makes impostor syndrome so powerful and how you can break free from the grip it has on your life.
We are looking for a meeting organizer for October. Please help!