When we came together in the Fall of 2016, we set out to become web developers.
We had varying degrees of coding prowess, but soon we were able to work in harmony
as a web development team, creating a fully functional project based in Ruby.
We developed the LASER project, a search engine for Ruby gems.
This project is open-source, and welcomes contributions from the Ruby community.
When we began, we came from a variety of different backgrounds.
Some of us were students in Physics and Management, some of us were professionals
working for 15 years. What we all shared in common was a desire to become web
developers and a desire to develop ourselves.
We are a group of up-and-coming developers from all over the world:
Brazil, Romania, Hungary, Great Britain and Italy.
In taking this course, we are devoting months to the art of coding,
to better understand the craft and to be able to enter the open source world
and help build great applications.