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Scott O.


Madison, WI

Member since:

June 17, 2011


What would you like to learn or gain from participation in Mad-Railers?

I am basically interested in learning other developer's best practices, tricks, favorite gems, traps and caveats they have come across, etc... Mostly interested in networking with passionate rubyists, learning new things, and participating in interesting discussions.

What's your background with Rails and similar tech?

I have developed a few localhost Rails apps, followed some tutorials, read books, but never deployed a live app built on Rails. I have deployed dozes of PHP sites and contributed several add-ons to the MODx CMS, including a authorization/authentication/user-management resource and an eCommerce solution which included a product and inventory management interface and a flexible payment backend. I am a FOSS enthusiast and enjoy Linux administration. I am most familiar with Red Hat and Debian based systems. My favorite desktop distribution is Fedora, and my VPS setups are about half CentOS, half Debian. I get a kick out of bash scripting, python and ruby. I am most comfortable writing HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and I would place them in my "Skilled in the Art of...." tool box. I can put together enough C, C++, and Vala to perform some neat tricks, but I wouldn't consider them part of my skill set. I spend too much of my free time on Reddit.

Are you working with Rails professionally?

Not at the moment.


I am an amateur rubyist looking to learn more about rails and ruby in general and to participate in some engaging conversation with like-minded programmers.

What Scott O. is saying about this Meetup Group

What do I think of Mad-Railers?... I think I'll be back, and I think if you haven't gone to a Mad-Railers meetup, you should.

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