2nd Annual Ruby BBQ & Awards

It was a gem of a night! The evening summer air was warm and welcoming for the 80+ that attended the annual BBQ. Great stories and successes were celebrated within Van Ruby's community. Food and drink were aplenty. Everything went off without a hitch! Well, except for this.

As you all know, Vancouver is full of talented Ruby developers who contribute to open-source, develop gems and share good vibes at VanRuby events. And great work and commitment deserves recognition. So this year, the Brewhouse Team threw together a site dedicated to honouring fellow Vancouver Rubyists. Members had the opportunity to vote or nominate a hero that they thought made the community awesome. At the end of the evening, a few of VanRuby's finest were revered by their peers.

Congratulations to Tam, Jenn and Godfrey for collecting the most votes! Here are a few of the lovely comments youreceived:

2014 Ruby Hero Winners -- "I'm a Gem"

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Tammam Kbeili

"A great teacher and a great mentor."

"He is the best Ruby instructor in Vancouver."

"Ruby yoda."

"CodeCore and Tam changed my life. Going from never writing code to working as a developer in 6 months was all thanks to Tam's tireless patience."

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Jenn Cooper

"She mentors new Devs, runs meetups and generally advocates for women in tech. She's just pretty awesome all around."

"Because she is BEYOND amazing and helps out the community in so many ways from leading a Ladies Learning Code Ruby workshop to co-organizing Code & Coffee."

"Jenn mentors and charges zero dollars."

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Godfrey Chan

"Godfrey is awesome! He's put a lot of time into helping other developers feel more comfortable about contributing to open source."

"Hard to not nominate one, but Godfrey edges out with his emoji mastery...Tireless open source contributor."

"Godfrey is one of the core guys supporting VanRuby and EmberYVR...and he's always helping people new to the language."

Honourable Mentions: Kalvir Sandhu, Greg Bell, Brendan Mulholland, Luke Cowell, Steven Wu and Andrew Vit.

Thanks to our sponsor, Social Chorus Logo for their generous support.