For Missoula Area Ruby Coders (and those aspiring to be such).
This will be an initial organizational gathering to meet each other and figure out where we want to go with this, and who might be interested in doing what. For a little pre-meeting inspiration, I recommend http://confreaks.com/videos/2376-rmw2013-ruby-groups-act-locally-think-globally
Good wifi will be available for anyone wanting to bring a mobile device of one kind or another.
Look for the giant glass “ruby” on the table (unless you beat me there), or just a bunch of other people with laptops. (If you want to get your own giant glass “ruby” to take to this or future meetups to make yourself easier to identify, you can get them at Michael’s for $5.99.)
If you’re brand new to Ruby and want to start learning now, I recommend the following resources...
If you’ve done a little bit of Ruby before and are looking for resources with more depth, then...
Of course, Ruby developers of all levels should have a readily accessible bookmark to the API, and visit it frequently.
For more advanced Ruby Developers ( I know you have your own favorites), my personal recommendations are...
http://www.amazon.com/dp/[masked]/ (Not Ruby Specific, in fact the code examples are in Java, but the principals are easily transported to any OO language, and the lessons are excellent. You do not need to know Java (I don’t), to get a ton out of this book.)