Below are some of the open source work I do which ranges from websites to command line tools to documentation and curriculum. Please enjoy!
RailsBridge NYC Website
I am the main maintainer of the RailsBridge NYC website. It is the main page that people will find whenever they are interested in finding out more about our workshops.
The original RailsBridge docs hold all of the main curricula for an Installfest that sets up a machine to use a native installation of Ruby and Rails along with their dependents. A few years ago, the Boston chapter forked the curriculum in order to create an Installfest that could run on a VM. Along with the team at RailsBridge NYC, I am currently trying to merge the two documentation sets and keep them updated.
I am working on a project to help community band volunteers manage the band members to ensure people show up to rehearsals and performances. If a band member needs to cancel, the system can activate any of the available substitutes to fill the necessary opening.
Since college, I’ve done constant research, updating, and sharing different zsh commands and settings I’ve used over the years. I use to keep this on CCIS’s server but moved it over to GitHub last year since I saw a bunch of other people doing it and thought I’d jump on the bandwagon A lot of the dotfiles have to do with Ruby stuff but includes some helpful commands for Git too.
If you’re like me and have separate computers for work versus at home, you also probably hate constantly updating your configurations across machines. The project started as a way for me to have a list of things to install on a new computer but has grown into also updating the computer at certain intervals to make sure my development environment is identical across the Macs I use. In the past I’ve used remote Linux machines for various projects but have gotten away from that, so right now the project only supports Mac systems officially.
This project started out as a sitemap checker and quickly turned into a stress-test script (har har). Girlscout is a Ruby gem that takes your Sitemaps.xml and pings the URL to make sure it’s a valid 200 HTTP code. You can tailor settings like how big you would like to batch your requests. This was helpful for me while I worked at American Express Publishing when we were converting our applications from Cold Fusion over to Ruby on Rails. I also used it to bring down our entire QA platform, albeit unintentionally.
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