This week I'll be teaching an introduction to Ruby at Ironhack. This brought some memories back to me...
For me it is being really hard even though this has not started yet. This is the first time I act as an "official" teacher to a group of people so I want to make an impact in the 4 days I'll be with them.
This makes me remember the times when I started learning Ruby. I had the luck of joining Ruby mendicant university while it was still open. I can't express how grateful I am to Tobias Pfeiffer for all the time he spent reviewing my code and telling me that I had to stop writing Ruby code the same way I wrote Java.
Now, one year after the shut down of Mendicant University, I still feel identified with their values and still try to honor the status of alumni of what once was an awesome place to learn how to write awesome code.
I want to bring some of the values I acquired there to the Ironhack students. Passion, honesty, humility... When I think of Gregory Brown, Andrea Singh or Jordan Byron I see the living examples of what I want to be to the guys at the course. If I can change their lives half as these guys changed mine my mission will be accomplished.
Just wish me good luck. I'll try to honor the memories of the mendicant university.