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Ruby Advent Calendar

Every year Japanese Rubyists participate in what is called the “Ruby Advent Calendar”.

What is the Ruby Advent Calendar?

Each day leading up to December 25th, one person posts an article to their blog and adds a link to their blog on the Advent Calendar. So, 25 blog posts total. The posts can be about anything related to Ruby.

In my opinion, the Ruby Advent Calendar is about encouraging people to blog about Ruby and help others participate in the Ruby community.

How I can participate?

In past years, the articles have mainly been in Japanese. This year, we’re trying to do an English language Ruby Advent Calendar.

@yhara_en was kind enough to add English instructions. I will add screen shots with notes here so that you can more easily participate.

Step 1: Get some Coffee

As I’ve said in previous blog posts, I love it when instructions tell you to get coffee because I always do. So here is your opportunity. Go get some coffee!

Step 2: Click a Button

First, go to this link. Then click the button that says “このエベントに参加登録する”:

Ruby Advent Calendar jp-en: 2010 : ATND

Once you’ve clicked that button, you need to register.

Step 3: Register

The easiest way to register is with your Twitter account. Click the link that says “Twitterでログイン”:

Ruby Advent Calendar jp-en: 2010 : ATND

You’ll be taken through the normal Twitter authorization path. That part is in English, so I’m not going to cover it.

Step 4: Edit account details

Enter your name and website and click save (the button that says “保存する”):

users/profile : ATND

Step 5: Register for the Ruby Advent Calendar

Go back to the Ruby Advent Calendar and click the giant red button again:

Ruby Advent Calendar jp-en: 2010 : ATND

This time it will ask you to enter a comment:

Ruby Advent Calendar jp-en: 2010 : ATND

So that we can coordinate better, I just said which day I would like to participate.

Step 6: Publish a Blurgh Post

On your day, publish your blog post, then head back to the advent calendar, scroll to the bottom of the page, and link to your blog in the comments section:

Ruby Advent Calendar jp-en: 2010 : ATND

That’s it!

Happy Holidays, and Happy Blurghing!!!

<3<3<3<3<3<3 –tenderlove

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