Kitchener, ONCanada N2R 1T2
January 6, 2014
The recent surge in popularity, but more importantly, how friendly and open the community is to newcomers and people looking to learn. I feel that in terms of server side languages, it really is the easiest and most available to pick up without having to leave your arm chair.
I've been learning Rails through Michael Hartl's tutorial for the past 3 months during my school semester. I've just finished my first run through and I'm looking to go through it again just to strengthen my knowledge of the concepts.
I don't really know what to expect, if it's just chatting with local developers and getting a sense of what the market is like for Rails developers in the KW region that's great. It'd be awesome to go over some concepts and practices that are more on-the-job, stuff that web tutorials and teachers tend to leave out.
Undergrad finishing my Economics degree, but my hobbies lie in web design/development. Besides studying and learning languages at home, I like to produce electronic music, build/collect synthesizers, and write articles as an editor for EARMILK.com.