James Christian Deiparine resets PH record in 50m breaststroke

first_imgPH swimmer James Christian Deiparine. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines–James Christian Deiparine set a new national record in men’s 50m breaststroke in the 18th Fina World Swimming Championships in Gwanju, South Korea.The 26-year-old Southeast Asian Games medalist touched the wall under 28 seconds and finished second in his heat to rearrange the record Deiparine registered (28.13 seconds) in the 2017 Fina worlds in Hungary.ADVERTISEMENT Benefits of township living Floyd Mayweather: Manny Pacquiao built his legacy off association with my name View comments LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Watching him swim against other Southeast Asian swimmers, I am confident that Jimmy will deliver the gold he missed in 2017 (Malaysia SEA Games),’’ said Velasco.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsDefending 50m breast SEAG champion Indra Gunawan clocked 28.07 seconds when he took the gold medal in 2017 Kuala Lumpur.Deiparine is the second Southeast Asian to swim under 28 seconds in the 50m breast after Gunawan, who timed 27.82 seconds at the 2009 world championships in Italy.ADVERTISEMENT Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spottedcenter_img LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:06SEA Games 2019: Comaling gives PH another gold in modern pentathlon00:50Trending Articles02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Deiparine’s 27.91-second clocking wiped out that previous national mark, allowing the Filipino-American to finish ninth overall among Asian swimmers and 33rd among 79 elite tankers around the globe.Martin Allikvee of Estonia (27.79) topped their heat while Yannick Kaser of Switzerland placed third (27.99).AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Jimmy’s (Deiparine) efforts are obviously paying off based on his performance,’’ said swimming chief Lani Velasco.Deiparine, who also holds the national record in the 100m breast, was the fastest Southeast Asian in the event at the ongoing world championships with Nathaniel Gagarin of Indonesia clocking 28.97 seconds in the 50m breast. MOST READlast_img read more

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Magic make few roster moves, expect to win after playoff run

first_imgTaal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Fultz, who has been limited by injuries to 33 NBA games, begins training camp with “absolutely no limitations” said Jeff Weltman, Orlando’s president of basketball operations.Mo Bamba, the Magic’s first-round pick in 2018, can also be considered an addition, having missed the second half of last season with a stress fracture in his leg.With most other teams in the Eastern Conference having undergone roster changes, the Magic believe their strong finish last season was no fluke.“I can’t even think of a whole roster in the East right now,” said Ross, “but I’m confident in the way we play. I know we have a style. I know we have a way to play on defense, so I know we’re going to give ourselves a chance.”Clifford is excited about the Magic’s chances to get back to the playoffs — and make a deeper postseason run.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images MOST READ Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ NCAA: San Beda dominates Letran to go 13-0 ‘People evacuated on their own’ Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing downcenter_img LATEST STORIES LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We were balanced the last 15 games — first in defense, 15th in offense,” Clifford said. “If you do that the whole year, you’re going to be a very good team. And in the playoffs, we came up short. So if we play well enough to get back, we have to be at a higher level.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Orlando Magic players, from left, Mo Bamba (5), Aaron Gordon (00), Jonathan Isaac and Terrence Ross (31) have some fun posing for photos during the NBA basketball team’s media day, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Florida — The Orlando Magic will open training camp Tuesday with an expectation they haven’t had in many years — to win.After making the NBA playoffs for the first time in seven years, the Magic brought back every rotation player including Nikola Vucevic and Terrence Ros after both signed four-year contracts this summer to stay in Orlando after becoming free agents.ADVERTISEMENT Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown View comments “If you look at all the teams in the past that brought back the same teams, like the Spurs, they always win,” said guard D.J. Augustin. “They keep the same culture and the same chemistry. It’s going to be great for our team. If we start how we finished last year, we can do amazing things this year.”Under first-year coach Steve Clifford, the Magic won 22 of their last 31 regular-season games to finish 42-40, then lost in five games to the eventual champion Toronto Raptors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“Just to get a taste of the playoffs was a great feeling,” said forward Aaron Gordon. “We put together a great stretch after the All-Star break, and we knew with a couple of additions to the team, and keeping essentially the same team, we’ll have a good shot to achieve whatever we want to achieve.”A couple of players that will contribute — and who helping fuel the optimism — are forward Al-Farouq Aminu and Markelle Fultz. Aminu signed with the Magic as a free agent after four years in Portland; Fultz, the first overall pick in the 2017 draft, was acquired in a trade from Philadelphia in February.last_img read more

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Ash Barty to give Brisbane winnings to Australia bushfire victims

first_imgBut she has now decided to do more and will give her Brisbane winnings — potentially US$250,000 — to the Red Cross.“I think for me this started two or three months ago. We have to remember, this has been going on for a long time across our whole country,” Barty said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“And the first I saw of it was actually flying home from the Fed Cup final from Perth back to the east coast of Australia and we could see some of the smoke and some of the fires from the plane, so that really hit home,” she added.“Obviously the worst of it is still out there at the moment.” More than 40 quakes hound areas reeling from Taal Volcano’s eruption Ashleigh Barty of Australia waves to the crowd after winning against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in their women’s singles in the WTA Finals tennis tournament in Shenzhen on November 3, 2019. (Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP)BRISBANE — World number one Ash Barty will donate all her winnings from this week’s Brisbane International to the Red Cross to help the victims of Australia’s bushfire crisis.Barty revealed on Sunday that she had already donated Aus$30,000 to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) to help with injured wildlife, after seeing the effects of the fires back in November.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES ‘People evacuated on their own’ After the Typhoon Part 2 PLAY LIST 05:18After the Typhoon Part 200:33Duterte mulling ban on plastic use00:51Ecuador: Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sinks at port01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist US stocks climb ahead of trade deal, sending S&P 500 to record high Air quality in NCR now improving after Taal ashfall “I know that I’ve done all of my work and all of my training well,” she said.“I’ve done it to the best of my ability, and now it’s about coming out there and competing.“That’s why we do all the hard work. It’s why we put in all the hours, just to come out and enjoy the competition.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img MOST READ Australian Open delay valid if smoke haze worsens — Djokovic Barty enjoyed a stellar 2019, winning the French Open and the WTA Finals on her way to becoming the first Australian women’s number one since Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1976.The 23-year-old grew up in the Queensland city of Ipswich, just down the road from the Queensland Tennis Centre, and said she was thrilled to see so many people coming to watch her train this week.“You think, first off, qualifiers for the women’s event and there are that many kids out there watching players practice, watching people play, that really brought a smile to my face,” she said.“And that kind of flicked me into tournament mode.”Barty will take extra pressure into the Australian Open as she tries to become the first local winner since Chris O’Neill took the title in 1978.ADVERTISEMENT Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa sees cloudy skies, scattered rain showers in volcanic eruption-hit areas ‘People evacuated on their own’ View commentslast_img read more

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PSC calls for GNRSC to educate public on traffic matters

first_imgThe Private Sector Commission (PSC) has called on the Guyana National Road Safety Council (GNRSC) to take up the challenge of educating the public more on traffic matters.The call was made by former Chairman of PSC and retired Traffic Chief, Norman McLean, as he addressed the press at the Council’s press conference on Wednesday, at the Guyana Police Force Traffic Department Head Quarters, Eve Leary.It is McLean’s view that Guyana had a very bad year when it came to road fatalities.“Every year we must look to bring down the number of fatalities, we must bring down the number of fatal accidents, we must bring down losses of children and young people and really make this a much safer place on our roadways,” he said.He added that the current situation with congestion and other road problems are proving to be a great challenge to Guyanese, and as such, more in needed to have the public educated on proper road usage.“This is not a Police function, this is a function that we all need to take on and so it is all of our jobs to make the roadway a safer place”.He noted that the traffic department has been doing its part; however, he stated that the issue is reckless road users.He said, “We have tried to put in breathalysers, speed traps, speed bumps and everything conceivable and it is really a human issue. The issue is the people themselves who are using the road to be conscious that lives are at stake, that when you drive and drink and when you drive recklessly that you are putting lives at stake”.McLean asserted that the current issue lies in traffic education which is poor in Guyana. “And I think that it is very serious that we take this seriously in the upcoming year and that we take up the challenge to ensure that education, because that is where the issue lies, in traffic education. We talk about a lot of things but education is the issue because even if you have poor engineering and bad roads, your mental capacity will guide you”.The former Traffic Chief noted that it is a sad situation to see those whose lives have been impacted by road fatalities.“What we are doing on the roadways is impacting people’s life so even if we have bad conditions, if your education and your mental capacity impacts on you, then you will drive to suit the different conditions’.McLean concluded “these are the issues that we have to deal with and I welcome the opportunity for us to do so”.last_img read more

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McDoom robbery-murder suspect for court today

first_imgThe captured suspect implicated in the daring daylight robbery of a Route 32 minibus and the murder of its driver is scheduled to make a court appearance today.Guyana Times understands that the male suspect will be arraigned before a city magistrate for the murder of 35-year-old bus driver Tedroy James aka “Six-Head” of Suddie, Essequibo Coast. James was shot in the back by one of three armed bandits around 11:30h last Tuesday. The soon-to-be arraigned suspect was nabbed on the very day of the robbery- murder.This publication had reported that the attack was well planned based on the account of several eyewitnesses, who had disclosed that a passenger of the BTT 976 bus had joined the vehicle on the West Coast of Demerara. He was said to be in constant communication on his mobile phone, sending several messages. The male passenger had reportedly requested that the bus stop along the McDoom, East Bank Demerara Public Road, but moments before he disembarked, the man grabbed a bag belonging to another male passenger before turning on him with a gun.An eyewitness said that moments after the bag was snatched, two other male accomplices swooped down on the vehicle, joined in and robbed the other passengers.The now dead minibus driver had attempted to drive away with his passengers, but one of the three gunmen shot him once to the back before he could flee. The trio then fled the scene through a street in the McDoom community where one was later detained. The Route 32 bus driver, a father of two, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Georgetown Public Hospital.last_img read more

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Improved FIFA 16 Ultimate Team upgrades for football’s best players

first_img 10 10 10. Jamie Vardy: Leicester City and England striker – click the arrow above, right, to see 10 notable upgrades to player items on FIFA 16 Ultimate Team – Every Friday in February, EA Sports are releasing the player upgrades based on their real world performance this season. Here, talkSPORT reminds you about the first week, but check out EA Sports for the complete list. 1. Sergio Aguero: Manchester City and Argentina striker 3. Ivan Rakitic: Barcelona and Croatia midfielder 10 8. Jack Butland: Stoke City and England goalkeeper 10 2. Diego Godin: Atletico Madrid and Uruguay defender 4. Hugo Lloris: Tottenham Hotspur and France goalkeeper 10 7. Anthony Martial: Manchester United and France forward In the six years since it was created, FIFA’s Ultimate Team mode has become an obsession.It’s the most popular feature of the game’s series since it was introduced in FIFA ’09.Users can collect the best players in the world using packs of player cards, which can be purchased using in-game currency and you can trade or sell these to build your team.Now, every Friday throughout February EA Sports are releasing upgrades to player items.Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see 10 notable ones and here for the full list ahead of the second week. 6. Javier Hernandez: Bayer Leverkusen and Mexico striker 10 10 5. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Borussia Dortmund and Gabon striker 10 9. Riyad Mahrez: Leicester City and Algeria attacker 10 10last_img read more

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This Champions League fact will blow your mind – astonishing Premier League stat

first_img 4. Dynamo Kiev 1-3 Manchester City (2015/16 – round of 16) – This tie was done and dusted in the first leg thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero, David Silva, and Yaya Toure, while Vitaliy Buyalskyi grabbed a consolation for the Ukranians in eastern Europe. At the Etihad, Manuel Pellegrini’s men coasted and settled for a 0-0 draw, sealing progression. 5 Since Chelsea’s Champions League triumph in 2012, Premier League teams haven’t had the best of luck in the competition.English sides have won just five knockout ties in total following the victory in Munich for Roberto Di Matteo’s men.Bear in mind that in the same period Real Madrid alone have won 13 Champions League knockout ties, and you can see how much England’s elite have underachieved.And their poor form could be set to continue with Tottenham Hotspur already exiting the competition, Arsenal playing Bayern Munich, Manchester City taking on French aces Monaco, and struggling Leicester City facing a Sevilla team who have won the Europa League three times on the trot.So what were the last five victories for Premier League teams in the Champions League? Click the right arrow above to find out… 5 5 5 5. Paris Saint-Germain 2-3 Manchester City (2015/16 – quarter-final) – The first leg in Paris was a thrilling affair, finishing 2-2 after Joe Hart saved a Zlatan Ibrahimovic penalty, although he then cancelled out Kevin De Bruyne’s opener by capitalising on a Fernando error. Adrien Rabiot put the hosts ahead but Fernandinho scuffed an equaliser in 18 minutes from time. The vital away goals gave Man City a boost but they made sure of progression by winning the second leg 1-0 thanks to another De Bruyne effort. 2. Galatasaray 1-3 Chelsea (2013/14 – round of 16) – After a 1-1 draw in Istanbul in the first leg, goals from Samuel Eto’o and Gary Cahill at Stamford Bridge sealed the Blues’ progression to the next stage of the competition under Jose Mourinho. 5 1. Olympiacos 2-3 Manchester United (2013/14 – round of 16) – can you recall the other Champions League ties won by Premier League clubs since the 2012 final? Click the arrow above to reveal all – It looked set to be an early exit for the Red Devils as the Greek side won the first leg 2-0 thanks to goals from Alejandro Dominguez and Arsenal loanee Joel Campbell. Thankfully, back at Old Trafford, Robin van Persie hit a hat-trick and extended their spell in the competition, and David Moyes’ time at the club as manager. But not for long. They were then beaten 4-2 on aggregate by Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals. 3. Paris Saint-Germain 3-3 Chelsea – won on away goals (2013/14 – quarter-final) – In France, the Blues lost 3-1 as Ezequiel Lavezzi, a David Luiz own goal, and Javier Pastore gave Laurent Blanc’s charges a two-goal lead going into the second leg. Thankfully, Eden Hazard’s penalty in that match, gave Mourinho’s men a vital away goal and, in the return leg, strikes from Andre Schurrle and Demba Ba made put them into the semi-finals, where they lost to Atletico Madrid. last_img read more

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Marshfield girls basketball player Ellie Kummer wins voting for WDLB-WOSQ Radio and MarshfieldAreaSports.com December High School Athlete of the Month

first_imgMARSHFIELD — Marshfield senior guard Ellie Kummer has been voted as the WDLB-WOSQ Radio and MarshfieldAreaSports.com December High School Athlete of the Month.Kummer, who is averaging 16 points per game this season for the Marshfield girls basketball team, tallied just over 47 percent of the nearly 5,900 votes cast in voting from Jan. 1-7 at MarshfieldAreaSports.com.Kummer’s December highlight came in a nonconference win at Bay Port on Dec. 23. Kummer scored a career-high 28 points, making 5 of 7 shots from 3-point range and 9 of 10 free throws in the victory. She also had double-figures in wins over Wausau West, Wisconsin Rapids, and Superior and in a loss to De Pere.Kummer will be presented with an award from Burt Trophy & Awards. The monthly award is also sponsored by Marshfield Clinic and Cost Cutters of Marshfield.Other nominees for the December award were Neillsville girls basketball player Chelsea Opelt, Spencer boys basketball player Bobby Pilz, and Stratford boys basketball player Jake Reif.Varsity athletes from the following high schools are eligible to be nominated for the award: Abbotsford, Athens, Auburndale, Colby, Columbus Catholic, Edgar, Granton, Greenwood, Loyal, Marathon, Marshfield, Neillsville, Owen-Withee, Pittsville, Spencer, Stratford, and Thorp.Nominations for the January award are being accepted by e-mailing Paul Lecker at paul@marshfieldareasports.com. Voting for the award will be from Feb. 1-7.last_img read more

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Is Yahoo using Australia and NZ as a testing ground for rich media?

first_imgYahoo! has joined forces with the Seven Network, one of Australia’s leading television and media companies. A new 50-50 holding company will be formed that will own Yahoo Australia & NZ and operate under a new name, to be announced in January. A PDF presentation about the deal is here, which states (among other things) that Seven and Yahoo! “will use this vehicle as the exclusive online and mobile platform in Australian and NZ.” See also paidcontent.org’s take on the news.At first glance this is a straight forward business deal combining Yahoo!’s global search and technology platform with Seven’s localized “rich media and entertainment content”. I wonder though if this is a test case for Yahoo’s future media plans, signaling bigger things to come. Is a major deal with a US television network on the cards in 2006? Stranger things have happened – i.e. Time Warner’s tumultuous marriage to AOL. Yahoo CEO Terry Semel was quoted in the press release:“Yahoo! and Seven have very complementary businesses and brands, and we see this as a tremendous opportunity to build a leadership position in Australia. This is the best combination to benefit from increased broadband penetration, rich media consumption, and the growing cross-media advertising spend. Together, I believe we can deliver the most engaging and innovative rich media experience for Australian audiences and advertisers.”Look for more Internet-bigmedia marriages in 2006 – rich media will be huge next year I believe. Let’s hope such deals will be more successful than Time Warner and AOL, who ended up sleeping in separate bedrooms. richard macmanus Tags:#business#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Building Web Apps Really Fast: Why Developers are Drawn to Weekend Code-a-thons

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… What is it about a weekend that makes you want to create a web application from start to finish? Most people would probably think it insane to try cramming design, development, testing, and deployment of a web app into a single weekend, but a growing number of events are encouraging people to do just that. The latest is Montreal, Canada’s Blitzweekend, which will take place over the first couple of days of March.Blitzweekend is inspired by similar efforts like Startup Weekend and Rails Rumble (our coverage) and is set up as a BarCamp. The idea is simple: small teams of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs will converge in a single location for 48 hours with the singular goal of creating web applications from start to finish.Unlike Rails Rumble, Blitzweekeend isn’t a competition and everyone will be in the same place, and unlike Startup Weekend, each team will be focused on their own app, rather than everyone working together to create one web application. But each of these events, and similar gatherings like Yahoo!’s Hack Days or, to a lesser extent, SuperHappyDevHouse, share a common thread and we started to wonder why anyone would want to attempt to build an entire web application in just 2 days. Tags:#Trends#web josh catone 1 Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… As far as we know, this is relatively new phenomenon in software development: organized ultra-rapid development weekends. In order to figure out why anyone might want to take part in what I imagine must be a fairly nerve-wracking event, I decided to talk to my friend Kelli Shaver. Her team created Admiteer, and took home third place at this year’s Rails Rumble.What made you want to participate in Rails Rumble?There were a couple of things that made me want to dive into a Rumble project. First of all, I’d wanted a chance to work with Jack Canty and Ryan Bates for a while. I’d long admired both of them for their Rails abilities and they’re both wonderful people, so when they invited me to the team, I jumped at the chance. Second, I’d wanted learn more about Rails but had always found getting started to be a little difficult. This seemed like a good way to learn and to really get my hands dirty. Fortunately, my teammates were more than willing to take me under their respective wings and they both taught me a great deal over the course of the weekend.It must have been really nerve-wracking trying to put together an application under such a tight deadline. How did you manage the stress?I don’t know about my teammates, but I ran the gambit of emotions, from excitement, to stress and worry and hopeful optimism, and finally a great deal of pride and satisfaction. We were pretty fortunate. We had a rough timeline of when we wanted things done by and, for the most part, we met or exceeded those milestones. Things naturally did get tight toward the end, as we were polishing up our app and putting in the final details. At times, when the stress would get to be too much, one of us would wander away to catch a cat nap, take a walk, take a shower, anything to clear our heads. We also laughed a lot. We joked around, and had entirely too much fun with the emoticons in Skype — a product of little sleep, no doubt. All in all, we supported each other and we all understood that we’re only human and no one expected perfection.Do you think the time constraint helped focus your development at all?I think it did. I think it certainly helped keep the momentum going, and it kept us focused on only including the features that we saw as absolutely necessary, which probably lead to a slimmer, more streamlined app. It kept us all pretty excited and engaged as well. There wasn’t time to let things drag out and become tedious.You mention that doing a Rumble project seemed like a good way to learn more about a programming language. Was it the environment of the weekend coding project or just that it forced you to actually start working on a real world app that helped you learn more? Or in other words, would you have gotten as much out of it if you were just working alone some random weekend forcing yourself to code?If I’d sat down myself to learn it in a weekend, would I have gotten as much out of it? I’ve had weekends since then where I’ve learned just as much or more, but at that point, probably not. I don’t think I would have had the motivation or determination. I realize this is not necessarily indicative of every new Rails developer out there, but for me, personally, I think I needed a weekend like this to kick-start the whole process and get myself back in gear.I think it was a combination of those things. For one, it was a two day ordeal in which I knew I would be pushing myself. I would have to step it up and learn, for the benefit of my team. I can be pretty competitive at times, and I didn’t want to let these guys down, so I would definitely say the environment and constraints of the contest were a large part of it. I couldn’t allow myself to get frustrated and give up. Also, I was working with two people who were very competent Rails developers already. I was able to ask questions, which they eagerly answered. It meant that I got to pick apart their code as it was written, so I could visualize how everything worked. This made it much easier to understand the app’s inner workings, and the Rails code itself.Overall, what do you think you got out of it?I made a couple of good friends and I learned a lot. That alone made it worth it. When Rails Rumble rolled around, I hadn’t done any development work in several months. I’d been primarily designing small print runs and making icons. I’d gotten a bit burnt out after years of developing web sites and had sort of shied away from it. The chance to work with Jack and Ryan excited me, though, and it gave me some much-needed motivation. RR also served as my jumping-off point for learning more about Rails and how to use it. I’ve continued to refine my skills as a RoR developer since then, and I’ve loved every minute.Would you participate again?Definitely! I hope to team up with the guys in 2008 and build another great application. If that’s not possible, then I’ll be doing a solo app (or possibly pulling random code monkeys off the streets). 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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