Earlier today, I published version 1.0.0 of my first ruby gem to rubygems.org! This gem also represents my first portfolio project for the Flatiron School. I’ve really enjoyed the labs throughout the curriculum but there is something special about finishing your own project; something you put together yourself from scratch. The gem is called “latest_games” and you can try it out on your machine by running ‘gem install latest_games’. It scrapes data from metacritic.com about the latest video games. The lists are broken down by platform and the current iteration will show you the publisher, release date, other systems the game is available on, metascore, and a brief summary. If that sounds interesting to you, check it out! I would appreciate ANY feedback!
My first experience with software development was an “Intro To Java” class at the Ohio State University, 6 years ago (Wow.. 6 years!). At the time, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life. I was studying Communication, knew I was passionate about technology, I just didn’t know what I wanted my career to look like. Coding was always something I was curious about but never something I pursued. I enrolled in the class simply because it seemed to be the most interesting elective at the time. At the end of day one, I felt something I hadn’t quite felt with my other classes; an eagerness to come back the next day. I’ve always been passionate about learning new things but there was something immediately profound about this interest.