I am founder of Manek Media LLC and love Ruby and Ruby on Rails which I have (re)discovered only a little bit over a year ago after doing mostly anything in C#. I code as much as time allows when not doing boring management stuff.
We are San Diego's Ruby community. If you're interested in Ruby or Ruby on Rails, this is the group for you.
We kick off our monthly meetings with two talks given by SD Ruby members.
We also provide short four to five week-long introductory classes taught by experienced Ruby developers in the SD Ruby group. Signup is required and there's a nominal fee for each class (which is used to purchase food and drink for students).