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Bill W.


Pittsburgh, PA
Hometown: Sharon, PA

Member since:

August 20, 2013


How long have you been programming?

I started creating html websites in middle school. I took classes in C++, VB,, and Java at Penn State Behrend. My first job fresh out of college started with ColdFusion, and after being disappointed in how poor of a language it was I started dabbling in Ruby. Since then I've been a full time Rubyist.

Are you a software developer by profession, as a student, as a tinkerer, or something else?

I've been using Ruby for the last 2.5 years.

What kind of topics are you interested in hearing about?

Interesting things that I haven't had time to learn myself. Like digging into middleware of Rails or alternatives to default Rails caching, uses for ruby that doesn't involve Rails. But really I just want to meet new programmers and hopefully teach them some of the things I have learned.

Do you have anything in particular you'd like to occur at one of our meetups?

Not really, just meet a bunch of friendly people. Ruby groups in Pittsburgh haven't been extremely welcoming, which is odd because a lot of people talk about how welcoming people in these groups have been. However, that hasn't been my experience.

Are you interested in any topics, languages, or technologies that you'd like to discuss?

No answer yet


Rubyist hailing from Erie, but now hiding out in Pittsburgh. I use my Ruby/Rails chops to give MongoDB all the data it wants.

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