Last day of pre planning


Today is the last day we spend together planning our project before the official kick off on July 18th.  The last couple of weeks we have been working hard on defining the functionality of our application. It’s important for us to have a clear understanding of our project before we start writing code, because as a team we must have the same concept of what we are developing. We have been using a tool called to gather all our creative ideas, and to sketch all our pages to get the flow and feel of our application. Even though we’ll not be working together for the next three weeks, there’s a chance that we will give you an update or two anyways, as we are too excited about the project to think about much else!

For the teams that already started/will start on July 1st we’ll be following your progress. Best of luck to all of you! 🙂


Planning planning planning!

Planning at our Starbucks headquarters.

Planning at our Starbucks headquarters.

Yesterday we had a meeting with our coach @soveran to discuss how to proceed with our project. After 4 fun and productive hours we left the meeting with a better understanding of how to work together and organize our project. We also went through all the functionality of our application, created a roadmap and sketches. Since we both lack experience in managing a development project it’s nice to receive all this help and good advice from an experienced programmer.

We have a lot of work ahead of us! 🙂

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From the left: Mayn and Cecilia

Punchgirls is formed by Mayn Ektvedt Kjær and Cecilia Rivero, both living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We found each other through a tweet just days before the registration closed, and now we’re one of the lucky teams chosen to participate in the Rails Girls Summer of Code 2013! We came up with the name for our team after reading this article about female programmers in the old days.

Our summer of code will officially start on July 18th, but we’re already spending every day together in Ruby bootcamp with our coaches.

We’ll be developing a web application from scratch using Ruby, Cuba and Redis. Our web app will be an open source job board with GitHub integration. It will allow job searchers to apply for a job with one simple click, without needing to complete forms to register their CVs. It will also allow employers to look through the applicant’s GitHub account to see what kind of project they’re part of, and how they write their code. We hope that this solution will not only provide a social service but also serve as an example of how to use technologies like Redis and Cuba, and integrate them with other platforms.

We’re lucky enough to have massive support in our local community! In addition to our three coaches @soveran@djanowski and @inkel, we have been contacted by lots of local developers excited about the project and offering their help.

We can’t wait to get started on our application! Happy summer of code to everyone! 🙂