What we're about
Two and a half thousand people on this group! The last meetup before 2022 happened in the year 2016 - and even that was after a two-year hiatus. Ruby on Rails was all the rage then. When I inherited this group last month, I wondered if anyone was using RoR anymore. I know my company does... now. We will move away from it soon.
At least that is what we are saying. I know many places where RoR lives on like a relic. Like COBOL. Not that that is bad in anyway. Or it could be. I have no clue. But who knows when anyone will abandon RoR.
Before changing the focus and goals of this group I reached out to a few people on this group to get their opinions. One in every 5 people I wrote to, responded. Well, I only reached out to 5. So thats a good sample size. Or is it?
Hmmm... I know 10 years ago I was doing RoR, but it was also around that time I moved to DevOps. Now that is kind of out of style in a way.
But regardless and more importantly, everyone is 10 years older. Many former engineers are now Senior Managers. Some are VPs. Those who were Engineering Managers then, are probably SVPs or retired or VCs. Who knows! For several of us, our kids are in college.
So... this group is not RoR anymore. We are going to keep up with the times. We are moving on towards whatever is the new and shiny thing of the day.
The new and shiny could be transformative technology, innovative gadgets, revolutionary business ideas, unbelievable advancements due to research and development, everything new.
I'll send out an email. I'll put this description and ask for opinions.