February 16, 2011
Ruby and how I might be able to bring it into non-traditional areas (Enterprise IT, for instance)
I took a class on Ruby and built a simple syntax parser with it. Love the language ever since and have toyed on and off with it for a couple years (2007'ish)
Not currently, but I'm certainly open to trying it along with other options (NodeJS, Sinatra/Padrino, etc.)
I'm a new'ish software developer focused on simplicity and pragmatism. That is what drives me to learn and be better, and what I use to learn anything. Ruby, Java, Node, whatever, as long as it gets the job done faster, simpler and better.
This group has grown significantly in the past year or so. There are alot of intelligent people working on Rails or Ruby as a hobby. Honestly, I don't think that Rails matters much to them as much as just meeting up here to talk to a bunch of bright people about interesting problems that happen to be solved using Rails. Awesome group to show up to, either way.