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21st
Mar 2014
Despo Pentara
@despo
Mar 21 2014 11:42
Hey all, I noticed that some of the student feedback on yesterday's session mentioning a lot of time being spent on setting up envirnoments
Baris Balic
@barisbalic
Mar 21 2014 11:43
PUPPET ALL THE THINGS!
Despo Pentara
@despo
Mar 21 2014 11:43
I don't know if you missed it, however in the first Ruby tutorial we encourage use of nitrous.io - looking at it, it maybe should be highlighted more
Baris Balic
@barisbalic
Mar 21 2014 11:43
I think for Nodebots events we're going to create some liveboot USB sticks
Despo Pentara
@despo
Mar 21 2014 11:43
@barisbalic haha.
Baris Balic
@barisbalic
Mar 21 2014 11:43
But that's not 40 people!
Despo Pentara
@despo
Mar 21 2014 11:44
Oh.. that might be an idea, however, money, time, resources...
nitrous is just ready to use and we do tend to have descent internet
Baris Balic
@barisbalic
Mar 21 2014 11:44
Sure, I'm a nitrous advocate too
Despo Pentara
@despo
Mar 21 2014 13:58
It saves people from being frustrated and having someone else doing things on their machine for an hour or more. Also, I dont think having Ruby setup is essential to get started; maybe after getting a feel for it, they will opt for doing more JS instead - or Python. You never know.
If anyone has any suggestions on other alternatives, we can also link/mention those.
Matt Button
@BRMatt
Mar 21 2014 14:08
@barisbalic Just meant an IRC channel as a better place to talk about the work stuff
:+1: on nitrous