I was happily surprised to see that I was nominated as a Ruby on Rails Thinker of the Year in the Hacker Noon second annual Noonie awards.

What is Hacker Noon? What is a Noonie?

Hacker Noon is an online technical publication featuring 12,000+ contributing writers (including myself), high-quality content, and—best of all—no paywalls!

The Noonies are the Hacker Noon awards. Described as a “…dundies – but for technology”, the Noonies aim to reward the underrepresented corners of the internet. More information behind Noonie can be found in their FAQ.

Vote for Me!

Starting today, voting is open! It only takes a few seconds, does not require a login or Hacker Noon account*.

Here’s how to do it.

  • Navigate to the Ruby on Rails Thinker of the Year page
  • Find my name, Shannon Crabill, in the list
  • Click the Vote button to the right of my name
  • Wait 24 hours and repeat.

*While a Hacker Noon account is not required (unlogged in users can vote) your vote counts as 3 if you are an authenticated user. If you are not logged in, your vote counts as 1. So, if you can create and verify an account, and vote, your vote goes a little bit further. Additional information can be found in the FAQ.

You can vote once per day, per award (I highly recommend checking out the other nomination categories too) until October 12th, 2020

And that’s it!

If social media is your thing, you can support me by doing the following.

  • Share this blog post
  • Share, retweet, comment on, like, etc my Twitter or Linkedin post announcing my nomination.
  • Sharing the award page on social media. You will also see a prompt to share after voting

Hashtags to use include: #Noonies, #Noonies2020, #HackerNoon

Ruby & Rails & Me

I learned Ruby, then Ruby on Rails in 2019 while enrolled in the Flatiron School Software Engineering Bootcamp. It felt so forgiving compared to other programming languages.

While I’ve always seen myself as a front-end person verse back-end, I also enjoy building games and fun web apps, which usually require a backend database. I like to go the low-cost route, which means building a backend that works when I can. Luckily, Ruby on Rails makes it relatively straightforward to go from an empty directory to a backend server ready for some data.

What I’ve Built

By Ruby on Rails work extends to personal projects, which include:

  • Food or Foe? An emoji matching game with Ruby on Rails as an API.
  • Central Perk. A coffee shop point-of-sale application.

I’ve also written about my projects and experiences with Ruby on Rails:

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