Video Glitch Art in Ruby

This is the text from a talk about my video glitch work on Fido’s Mobile Music Video. Credit for making this kind of work so fun goes to UCNV for creating the AviGlitch Gem. A few months ago I got to work on a music video with Vice Magazine and Fido. When I tell people about this contract, both developers and artists alike ask “How did you get that job?”

Developing with Kirby

A year or so ago, I taught myself PHP by way of WordPress. I didn’t consider myself a developer, but I knew how to make things happen. When I learned Ruby on Rails, I was thrilled to realize that I actually understood the basic concepts of programming, and I picked up Ruby really quickly. After learning Rails this winter, I was curious to see how much more I understood about PHP now that I had begun to work with Ruby, so I built a new site using Kirby.

Scraping The City of Toronto's Council Data

I am working with two of my classmates to create an API for the City of Toronto’s City Council data. We’ve spent a lot of time discussing the idea, and this week we got down to work. Why Are We Doing This? A couple weeks back, I was chatting with Matt Elliot about the stories we might find in this data. He had a great example. Checkout the SmartTrack Work Plan from February’s meeting.

Arrays vs Hashes in Ruby

This weekend I created a small, Ruby CRM application that stores contact information. You can check out my code on GitHub. While I was building this app, most people were using an array to store their contact information, but I wanted to use a Hash. I kew that theoretically Hashes are fster than Arrays, but I didn’t know why. Arrays vs Hashes The quick answer is that Hashes in Ruby are more easily accessible than an item in an array.