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

From: Nicolas K.
Sent on: Monday, September 13, 2010 7:29 PM
Ah, sorta sad that I'm currently in Montreal Canada
(studying/working). Seems like the group is going to start back.


I'm working for a university up here and we are building a rails app
that manages files and compute clusters for researchers (sends their
data around the country, crunches it, then allows them to look at it
with online visualization). They would have taken anyone who could
code decently and would learn Ruby. Sadly, even in a large town they
couldn't find much talent. (The school is far from a java/microsoft
shop, python and c are required but  most of the students who can code
already have jobs).

We also have a team working on a PHP project, it took them more than a
year to find anyone worth his salt. Unless you're in silicon valley,
hiring technical talent is a pain.

As far as getting students from the university. There isn't much
groups on campus for anything like opensource or hacking. I tried with
a group of guys to get one started but it's such a pain to get
anything going in that space.

Have you guys looked at joining forces with the refresh tallahassee
folks? Their group is mostly web/graphics design but I'm sure there
are some people who would be interested.

On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 6:04 PM, John Long <[address removed]> wrote:
> I know a little Haskell. As in I've gone through a book or two :)
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> On Sep 13, 2010, at 5:37 PM, Christopher <[address removed]> wrote:
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> Quick show of hands: how many people on this list know Haskell? I don't. The
> closest I could come is maybe some OCaml. (Erlang is on my 'to learn' list).
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> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 5:27 PM, Evan Machnic <[address removed]> wrote:
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>> I was listening to the TeachMeToCode podcast and he was interviewing a guy
>> who started a group in Vancouver who said that he would go to meetings even
>> if he was the only one there an eventually it took off.? If we're persistent
>> and evangelize then the numbers will be there.
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>> Evan
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>> On Sep 13,[masked]:06 PM, "Joe" <[address removed]> wrote:
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>> Hi All,
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>> I'd be happy to fire up the meetings again if we can get some
>> participants. Like Bernie said, he or I were often the only ones doing
>> it.
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>> Bernie,
>> On the developer search, I think it may be that the framework is too
>> popular. Consider,
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>> http://www.sfgate...­
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>> It may be best to cultivate your own developers from people who show
>> the correct attitude, aptitude and core skills necessary. I can tell
>> you from experience that recruiting in Jacksonville is very difficult.
>> => is a much bigger draw for any already talented rails devs and they
>> don't even have to move.
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