As a novice developer, I was able to approach the workshop with a beginner’s mind (or as a victim, SuperChris said). SuperChris was a funny, yet very knowledgable instructor. He was able to keep the whole group engaged and also challenge them to grow past their current ability. The richness of the workshop came from learning about new ideas, being able to practice them in class, and ask a knowledgable teacher questions when we got stuck.
Although this was my first time attending a training workshop, Gaslight has been doing it for years. Gaslight is dedicated to sharing awesome things in their community, which must explain their motto hung proudly on their office wall. Not only do they go out to other companies to train employees, but they also invite user groups and meetups to the Gaslight office for mutual sharing and networking.
Gaslight doesn’t have just 1 teacher either. The whole company has a culture of learning, building and sharing awesome things with others. If you keep up with our blog, you’ll see posts about what our employees have been hacking on, like Rails Engines and Angular + Firebase. Our team also speaks at conferences, like the recent Cincinnati Day of Agile, and volunteers our time at community events like GiveCamp and Rails Day Cincinnati.
Keep learning, building and sharing!