Andrew B.


Kansas City, MO

Member since:

July 11, 2014

What do you most want to learn about Ruby/Rails?

I like the way Rails promotes best practices and provides a unified way of web development. I'm interested in learning how it could help me bring what I know together to make better websites/web apps. I'm not a DBA, but I do a lot of basic database tasks at work. Ruby is a lot nicer to work with than SQL. :)

Do have a project you need help with? If so, where's the repo?

I don't necessarily need help, but I'm currently studying Rails online, at Tealeaf Academy ( I'm working on a Reddit clone, called 'Post-it.' Here's the Repo:

Which online resources have helped you the most?

Besides Tealeaf's online open bookshelf, at, sites like and Ruby Monk have been helpful. I spend a lot of my time now looking through the documentation at:

What's the one tip you'd give to Ruby newbies?

I'm still one myself, but no matter what, try to learn something new every day, and besides working on projects, it's a good idea just to open up irb and experiment. Learning should be fun.

Where's your favorite place to get a coffee/drink in KC? i.e. Where would you like to have a Meetup?

I'm open to almost any place. If I had to pick a favorite coffee shop, I'd probably choose One More Cup, at 75th and Waldo.


I currently work in Ed Tech at UMKC. I've been making websites, mostly for fun, since about 1996. I have a lot of scattered knowledge (html, css, js, sql), but also a lot of gaps in my knowledge. I'm interested in learning more about web development.

What Andrew B. is saying about this Meetup Group

I can tell tell this is a great community. Looking forward to the next meetup.

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