I work for a SW company in SD in the configuration management space. I went to a demo a few days ago on ruby on rails and loved it. Looking forward to being able to use ruby to automate some cool stuff if possible.
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).