CabForward Announces Hackathon in Austin, TX February 9

Austin Ruby Programmers Encouraged to Work on LoneStarRuby Foundation Community Project. Opportunity for Developers to Work on a Real Project Along Side Professional Programmers.

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CabForward has been training Ruby on Rails developers since 2011, but this is the first time we have used our collective energy to build a community asset. I hope this effort serves as a model for all professional software developers in Austin.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 31, 2013

CabForward, LLC, Austin's first combined Ruby on Rails Training and Software Developer as announced its first Hackathon for the Austin, Texas Ruby on Rails community. The Hackathon brings together CabForward developers and designers with graduates of the Rails Career Rampup course to promote LoneStarRuby 2013. The goal of the project will be to create a user friendly web application in support of LoneStarRuby 2013 in August. This Call for Papers web application will be utilized by developers who want to propose topics for inclusion in the event.

Interested developers can apply via the CabForward website.

The Hackathon takes place from 11 am to 3 pm February 9, 2013 at Mister Tramps in the back room and will be an opportunity for the graduates from the courses to work side by side with senior professionals on a real project. The project is planned to be a web application facilitating the Call For Papers for LSR 2013. A five step process creates a profile and necessary information, then submits to a panel of Ruby experts to choose the presentations for LSR 2013.

Lance Vaughn, President of LoneStarRuby Foundation and CEO of CabForward believes events like this bring together the Ruby community and give developers familiarity with each other. Vaughn states, "CabForward has been training Ruby on Rails developers since 2011, but this is the first time we have used our collective energy to build a community asset. I hope this effort serves as a model for all professional software developers in Austin."

Developers wanting to take this opportunity can visit the signup page. Space is limited.

APIs and development tools from technology partners will be made available during the Hackathon. Attendees will spend 4 hours designing, coding, testing, and then demoing their hacks to CabForward professional software developers.

The first 20 developers to sign up at info.cabforward.com/hackathon are guaranteed a seat, and you can also follow @LoneStarRuby on Twitter for updates. Firms interested in sponsoring during the event can contact the event's organizers at 512-522-2704. CabForward also holds weekly meetings with developers in Austin on topics such as Continuous Deployment, Security, Availability, and Reliability.

CabForward builds and deploys rugged web, mobile and social applications using the latest proven technologies such as Ruby on Rails and iOS. Their team has grown from two to over twenty developers in 2012, all based in Austin, TX. CabForward is a thought leader in customer-driven product development and rugged application design. CabForward donates 1% of its profits to LoneStarRuby Foundation. For more information, visit cabforward.com.


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