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RubyConf 2019 Sketchnotes

annarankin profile image Anna Rankin ・3 min read

I had a fantastic time this year at RubyConf in Nashville! This year, I committed to trying out sketchnoting, or visual note-taking. I had a great time at Write/Speak/Code this past August at Denise Yu's excellent workshop "Telling stories with doodles" and have been meaning to experiment ever since!

Other sketchnoters I highly admire:

Here's a selection of my notes from the conference:

Principles of Awesome APIs and How to Build Them

Keavy McMinn
Excellent presentation on API development best practices!

Sketchnote of McMinn's presentation on API development best practices

ElasticSearch 5 or and Bust!

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Molly's talk walked us through an ElasticSearch upgrade gone awry - and the recovery process.

Sketchnote of Struve's presentation on an ElasticSearch upgrade gone awry

OOP in Pictures

Ivan Nemytchenko
Nemytchenko's presentation detailed creating and using a visual language to teach OOP concepts -- with robots!

Sketchnote of Nemytchenko's presentation on creating and using a visual language to teach OOP concepts

Ruby & Sentiment Analysis

Ben Greenberg
Ben demonstrated how to use free tools to create an app that tells you the "mood" of the news for the day.

Sketchnote of Greenberg's demonstration of using free tools to create an app that tells you the mood of the news for the day

What Happens when a Linguist Learns to Code?

Erica Sosa
Erica gave an overview of her journey from linguistics to programming, as well as going over the concepts that language learners in both fields deal with.

Sketchnote of Sosa's presentation on her journey from linguistics to programming, and the concepts that language learners in both fields deal with

Fixing Performance and Memory Problems

Frederick Cheung
Frederick's talk led us through the process of finding sneaky memory leaks and gave us tools for hunting down the culprits.

Visual notes for the presentation "Fixing Performance and Memory Problems"

Fun, Friendly Computer Science

Mercedes Bernard
Mercedes walked us through several key computer science concepts in an approachable way -- very helpful for interviews!

Visual notes for the presentation "Fun, Friendly Computer Science"

Late, Over Budget, and Happy

Amy Newell & Nat Budin
I very much enjoyed Amy and Nat's heartfelt and honest presentation of the lessons they learned during a skunkworks project.

Visual notes for the presentation "Late, Over Budget, and Happy"

Lucky You

Sandi Metz
Sandi dropped a ton of data on us for the third day's keynote, reminding us how very lucky we are to be in software - and how the demographic someone is born into is even more important than luck.

Visual notes for the presentation "Lucky You"

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Nick Taylor (he/him)

Amazing sketches! Thanks for putting all this together.

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Anna Rankin Author

Thank you Nick! They were a lot of fun 😁

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Omri Gabay

I really wanted to go! Hope you guys had an awesome time and that I could possibly see you at RailsConf.

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Anna Rankin Author

It was great! I hope I get a chance to head to RailsConf next year 😄

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Jacob Herrington (he/him)

These are awesome Anna!

I really appreciate the work that when into these. Thanks for sharing.

(Tell Scott hi)

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Anna Rankin Author

Thank you!! And I shall 😁 let me know next time you're in NYC, we'll all go grab a bite to eat or something!

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Habdul Hazeez

This is amazing. Thank you!