It’s important that you start to build a representative and consistent identity. The Ruby world is very network dependent, and your identity/network will have a significant impact on your future.
Several to-do items for you:
- Take your new headshot and associate it with all your email addresses on Gravatar
- Setup an account on Twitter if you haven’t already
- Make sure your GitHub profile is complete and has your email and twitter accounts
- Create a professional blog using the notes below
Setting Up Your Class/Professional Blog
- Create a GitHub Account
Fork the Repository
Using your Terminal, use
cdto switch to a folder where you store your projects. During the next step, the
git clonecommand will create a folder in that directory called "gschool-blog"
Clone the Repository you forked to your system
- Download all the project dependencies
- Run the Middleman Blog
Visit the blog in your browser
Remove the existing articles
$ $ $
- Create your first article
Find the article that you just created by using
cdto change to the
/sourcedirectory. If you use
lsto list everything in this directory, you will find the article that
middleman articlejust created for you. Go ahead and type out
open 2013-09-13-gSchool-Week-0.html.markdown(or use
openon whatever the name of that file is), and it should open up in SublimeText or your editor of choice.
Use Markdown syntax to write your blog post!
Write an article with your recap/reflections of the first week.
Save the article (just hitting save will save it in the right place)
Now change back into the gschool-blog directory by using
- Push your changes back to GitHub
- Create a Heroku Account
- Download the Heroku Toolbelt
- Create a Heroku application