All this power and nothing to use it for

Now that I know Ruby on Rails adequately, I find myself without a
single idea for a project. I even googled for people looking for
volunteers for their projects. I just want to get something out there,
but I can’t think of anything significant.

I pondered a social networking site. There’s already about a hundred
of them, why not make another?

I’ve got too much time on my hands.

Just be sure to use it for good, and not evil :wink:

Hi –

On Mon, 16 Oct 2006, Eleo wrote:

Now that I know Ruby on Rails adequately, I find myself without a
single idea for a project. I even googled for people looking for
volunteers for their projects. I just want to get something out there,
but I can’t think of anything significant.

I pondered a social networking site. There’s already about a hundred
of them, why not make another?

I’ve got too much time on my hands.

Consider asking family and friends about possible Web things they
might like to use. And don’t be afraid to reinvent the wheel. It’s
more like making a wheel, and wheelwrighting is a perfectly
respectable profession :slight_smile:

David


David A. Black | [email protected]
Author of “Ruby for Rails” [1] | Ruby/Rails training & consultancy [3]
DABlog (DAB’s Weblog) [2] | Co-director, Ruby Central, Inc. [4]
[1] http://www.manning.com/black | [3] http://www.rubypowerandlight.com
[2] http://dablog.rubypal.com | [4] http://www.rubycentral.org

Eleo wrote:

Now that I know Ruby on Rails adequately, I find myself without a
single idea for a project. I even googled for people looking for
volunteers for their projects.

Perhaps Cambrian House have an app you’d be interested in ?

http://www.cambrianhouse.com/

Alternatively, start submitting patches for an existing Rails app ?

A.

I’m on the other side of this, I have so many app ideas and no time to
do
them! I get about 3 hours per week to do rails and they are my favorite
work
hours. I am planning on doing a new application every semester as a demo
for
my students. They check it out of my svn repository and look it over
every
week. Eventually, I might run out of ideas, but I doubt it.

-Eric

On 10/16/06, Eleo [email protected] wrote:

I pondered a social networking site. There’s already about a hundred
of them, why not make another?

I’ve got too much time on my hands.

Perhaps make a google maps mashup that cross references FBI missing
persons reports with a geographical context.

I don’t know how usable the FBI database is, but if its any way usable,
this strikes me as being a good candidate for a project.

Well just give me one of your ideas :slight_smile:

Are you serious about volunteering? I am trying to learn RoR and have
too much work. I would be profoundly grateful for a mentor.

:slight_smile:
Jee

Jee wrote:

Are you serious about volunteering? I am trying to learn RoR and have
too much work. I would be profoundly grateful for a mentor.

:slight_smile:
Jee

Yeahh, me too. I am working on my master thesis and I’m terribly afraid
of starting implement in Ror. I have worked in the state of the art, in
analysis and design for 6 months…but…now… uf… It would be great
to know there is someone out there willing to answer my incoming
questions :smiley:

Yeahh, me too. I am working on my master thesis and I’m terribly afraid
of starting implement in Ror. I have worked in the state of the art, in
analysis and design for 6 months…but…now… uf… It would be great
to know there is someone out there willing to answer my incoming
questions :smiley:

Check out my other topic, you might be interested!

http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-talk/browse_thread/thread/a52b68f75107cb65

Jee

Eleo wrote:

Now that I know Ruby on Rails adequately, I find myself without a
single idea for a project. I even googled for people looking for
volunteers for their projects. I just want to get something out there,
but I can’t think of anything significant.

I pondered a social networking site. There’s already about a hundred
of them, why not make another?

I’ve got too much time on my hands.

Ha, you really asked for it with this one.

We need lots of help and have a solid product idea which we hope to
launch after some intensive development (and lots of agile small
releases) by the middle of 07.

If your skills are up to snuff we could definately use help. Volunteers
are nice but we’re looking for someone/ones who would be interested in a
% of the company for dedicated development (+ a modest stipend is also
possible).

We’re looking far and wide, but if you want to talk about it give me a
call or an email.

I think you’ll find lots of folks with the ideas without the time or the
skill to develop them.

Good luck,

Loren J.
[email protected]
505-586-1293

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