Re: [ruby-112] Re: [ruby-112]

From: Allan L.
Sent on: Monday, February 18, 2013 10:30 AM
Hi Jennifer,
 
I just wanted to add my two cents to the conversation. I'm a Recruitment Manager at Robert Half Technology and I can tell you that Ruby on Rails is a highly sought after skill in Vancouver. In fact, we are having difficulty finding such talent for our clients. So, once you've finished your program and you decide you want to explore the Vancouver job market, let me know. I'm sure we would be able find you some great opportunities.
 
In the meantime, if there are any Ruby on Rails developers who are looking for new and interesting opportunities, let me know. I have some really clients who are really eagar to hire ROR talent!
 
Cheers,
Allan

On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 8:39 AM, Kalvir Sandhu <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi Jennifer,

I hope you're getting some good insight into the community here in Vancouver.

It's been over a year that I've been in Vancouver, I used to live and work in London, UK. Where the Ruby community was very large and active, something I did miss upon arriving. But searching around I found that there were people meeting up and quite a lot of developers working in great interesting companies.

I'll try to answer your specific questions:

Do you feel the community is robust?
It's not going anywhere. Myself, Matt and Brent are working hard to figure out regular spaces and fresh speakers to keep the meetups going. We even have ideas around how to keep us Ruby folk meeting up.

Everyone I've met here all abide to MINASWAN. When I was first thinking of moving out here Peter Armstrong (member and previous organizer) met me for lunch and was *very nice* to me laying out the land. I've reached out to other developers in town and they have been just as accommodating.

How are the job prospects?
I do know that there are quite a few postings regularly on this mailing list for people seeking developers for their companies. Like Godfrey says, there is opportunity ranging from startups to larger companies.

There a couple of other companies I know who have been open to reviewing candidates without the *proper* qualifications. I for one have worked with some great people in the past that haven't come from conventional qualified courses. An important part of our interview process is to pair program to see how that individual reasons, explains and thinks about their code (ruby skills come after).

Do you feel yourself pining away for Silicon Valley or feeling lucky that what you have in Vancouver is really special and growing?
What we have here in Vancouver is really special. Not just in Ruby but in other groups for Node, iOS and the startup scene. Yes it is small but I feel it's growing. Since I've arrived I've seen three new major investment funds and a number of co-working spaces open up.

If you do move to Vancouver, do please reach out, to maybe give a quick talk about what you found useful on your gschool.it course. There seems to quite a following of ruby learners, maybe we can theme an evening on the subject to either help learners or even teachers!

Hope that was helpful.
Kalv.


On 15 February[masked]:51, Jennifer Eliuk <[address removed]> wrote:
What's the Vancouver Ruby community like?

I grew up in North Delta and Langley, but live in Denver now to attend school full-time to become a professional developer. It's a really cool program, 6 month intensive on Ruby, Rails, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, &c.

When I graduate in July I have to decide if I'm going to stay here or relocate. I'm seriously considering moving back home, and am hoping some of you can tell me what the local Ruby community is like.

Do you feel the community is robust?
How are the job prospects?
Do you feel yourself pining away for Silicon Valley or feeling lucky that what you have in Vancouver is really special and growing?

I'm so new to this whole industry I'm not even really sure what to ask, so I hope if you're reading this you can chime in with your own thoughts and advice.

Conversely I'd love to answer any questions about the program I'm in, gschool.it. I would highly, highly recommend it to anyone who wants to become a developer quickly and with a very deep understanding of Ruby.

Thanks,

Jennifer
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