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Re: [ruby-122] One less ruby shop in Tallahassee.

From: John L.
Sent on: Monday, September 13, 2010 4:45 PM
Well Image API is looking for a good Java developer (with a little
experience with C# and web services), and they haven't been able to
find many qualified applicants.

I'm not sure if it is the method in which they are recruiting, but the
few ones that have turned up either we not qualified or got other jobs
before finishing the interview.

From what I understand the job pool is pretty tight on many fronts.

Best,
John



On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 4:23 PM, Bernie <[address removed]> wrote:
> Thank you everyone.
>
> Your quick responses are proof that we do in fact have a thriving, albeit
> somewhat hermitic Ruby community here in town.
>
> Those of you who showed interest in getting contracts or jobs, I will email
> you individually with more information about our situation and possible
> future opportunities.
>
> Nick, the idea to look to Jacksonville for candidate contractors or
> employees is a tremendous idea. I hear their Ruby Brigade is very active,
> especially with Hash Rocket being based over there. Thanks.
>
> John Long, that's very interesting news. Could you fill us in on some of the
> details of your experience? If you prefer, we can discuss them in a separate
> thread.
>
> Josh, I'd love it if ease-of-use were one of the factors determining our
> direction. There'd be no contest! Unfortunately right now we're looking at
> the availability of programmers in various platforms in Tallahassee.
>
> Thanks again guys. If anyone else has any comments, please take a minute to
> jot down your thoughts. This is precisely what we were looking for, and the
> more responses the better our case for staying on the Rails (cheesy pun
> intended).
>
> Cheers,
> Bernie
>
>
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 3:58 PM, Josh Rendek <[address removed]> wrote:
>>
>> Bernie,
>> I live in Tallahassee and have been using rails for probably about 2 or 3
>> years now (coming from PHP 5+ years) -- I dont have any information
>> regarding growth locally but I have been looking for some meetups to go to.
>> One suggestion I have is to show him some (other language, e.g. Java /
>> PHP) then show him some ruby -- ask which one is more easily readable....
>> for instance take looking at a date one month ago....
>> PHP: time() - 60*60*24*31; then use some strftime to format it....
>> Let me know if you have any other ideas or want to talk about RoR/Ruby
>> Ruby/Rails: 1.months.ago (bam done)
>>
>> Josh Rendek
>>
>> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 3:12 PM, Bernie <[address removed]> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi guys,
>>>
>>> After conducting two full searches for Rails developers in Tallahassee
>>> and not finding anyone with more than 1 year of experience, my current
>>> employer (DMS) is very seriously considering switching to anoher platform.
>>> Currently I am the only Rails developer here at DMS (or at least the only
>>> one who's actually coding in Rails), and while I'm training another
>>> developer, we just don't have the man-power to get all the work done.
>>> If you have any information or data demonstrating Ruby growth in the
>>> Tallahassee area, would you please help us out and send an email? I'd love
>>> to go to my boss with some numbers and show that Ruby is in fact a
>>> reasonable primary technology for our area.
>>>
>>> I've considered showing him increase in membership numbers for our group,
>>> but given that we've had no meetings and extremely low attendance to the
>>> past few meetings, I might be digging a deeper hole rather than digging us
>>> out of one.
>>> Any few minutes you have would be greatly appreciated.
>>>
>>> Thanks guys,
>>> Bernie
>>> [address removed]
>>>
>>>
>>>
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