Last week marked the end of our as the end of our dinner dash project. Dinner dash was a great experience. This was the first time I built a rails app using a philosophy of testing, as well as making sure the logical pieces of the application were in the right place. I also enjoyed the team aspect of building the project. My biggest takeaway from the project was the importance of good communication in building good software. Building larger code bases, is, at its core, a human experience. No one person has the time to handle all of the work, so it's important to actively communicate with the group as the project is ongoing.
Last week was also our second code retreat. We visited an company here in Denver, iTriage, which has an awesome office in the downtown area. Although I was fully exhausted from the week, the retreat was still a great experience, as I got to speak with a few former gSchoolers about their impressions of the hiring process.
All told, we're 11 weeks in with 13 to go. Thanksgiving is next week…maybe I'll have a moment to build something with Node.js after all…