A couple of months ago I joined up with the Central Virginia Ruby Enthusiasts Group – CVREG for short. This is a small but excited group of fellas who seem genuinely to want the use of the Ruby programming language to advance in the Richmond area.
Last night I went to my second meeting – a “code jam” – aimed at getting newer users involved. I’d have to say it was quite excellent. There was camaraderie, good work time, effective networking between IT professionals, and plenty of helpfulness from the experts in the room. These were not th “RTFM” crowd. These guys, rather, are the type who prefer to see questions answered, even if somebody else asked them.
While I suppose it may be a little too early to call it more than a club, I certainly plan on continued participation in the future.