How an engineer learns kanji / The Art of Collaboration

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:00 - 21:30


東京都渋谷区渋谷二丁目12番19号 東建インターナショナルビル5階


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Drinks and a light meal will be provided


About the Venue

From 19:00, the main entrance of the building is locked. Please use the back entrance (裏手 in Japanese, see this picture of it).
Please note that the back entrance will be locked from 8pm onwards, so please be sure to show up before then. If you don't make it on time, you can contact @kaiba and @trbmeetup on Twitter, or use our contact form, and we'll unlock it for you. Please note that we might take some time before we can respond.


19:00 〜 19:30 Doors open

Grab a drink and catch up with your fellow Rubyists.

19:30 〜 19:55 Suiren: how an engineer learns kanji Marion Kamoike-Bouguet

When I started learning Japanese, I played a little game. I searched my environment for unfamiliar words, then tried to guess the reading and meaning by matching each kanji to a word I already knew. Little by little, I formed a mental web of connections that helped with memorization. Kanjis don't have to be things you cram into your brain one by one, they can be part of a broader, smarter context.

I’ve just released Suiren, a learning tool that applies this mental map to a network of 6000+ words from the JLPT corpus. It’s gotten an amazing response from Japanese learners around the world, and I’m excited to talk about language study, mental models and network generation in d3.


French programmer, long time Tokyo resident and Japanese learner. Full-stack engineer at AQ.

20:00 〜 20:25 The Art of Collaboration Hiroaki Ninomiya

When I joined my team a year and a half ago, we were under ten people. Now we're considerably larger. This presentation will be about "Team Development", describing how engineering changes as a team grows, and the non-technical challenges you'll face when scaling a team.


An organizer of Shinjuku.rb. Working as an Application Engineer at Repro. Primarily doing front end development with Vue.js. Recently interested in the Go programming language.

20:30 〜 21:30 Open Networking

Discuss the presentations or anything else Ruby related with the other attendees.

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