Dan G.


State College, PA

Member since:

October 26, 2011


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What Dan G. is saying about this Meetup Group

It seemed that most of the individuals attending had little to no prior Ruby/Rails experience, which actually surprised me. During the first hour of the meetup (all I stayed for), the group (mostly) got through installing RVM, Ruby 1.9.2, and Rails via terminal with some one-on-one troubleshooting going on. This was nice to see, but neither what I was expecting nor looking for. Ruby was my first experience with programming, and I learned it simultaneously with Rails 1.0. I've maintained an active interest in both since, and am currently employed by Penn State doing Rails development (though I am far from any sort of expert). I guess I'd been hoping that the group would focus more on Ruby (metaprogramming, gem creation, advanced blocks, etc.) than on Rails, as there is likely more I don't know about the former than than the latter. Still, it was nice to local interest, and I'll likely be at future meetups regardless. :)

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