ANN: Rails UAE meeting #1 - January 2007

Ruby on Rails has taken the development world by storm, and has been
playing a big role in the new wave of web application development in
North America and Europe. However, not much has been said about Ruby
on Rails in the United Arab Emirates and in the Middle East.

We want to change that reality by getting in touch with other Ruby On
Rails developers and enthusiasts, and start spreading the word about
this great technology. We are planning to informally meet every the
last Thrusday of the month in Dubai. The first meeting will take place
on Thursday January 25th at Tamanyan Terrace at the Radisson SAS Hotel

Here are a few interesting news we can talk about during next meeting:

  • Rails 1.2 will be out in the next few days, so Rails developers have
    lots to talk about
  • Discuss Rails applications in the region, like Ikbis - and MapoCitae - … Let us
    know if you created a Rails app.
  • Has anyone seen any Ruby on Rails book in Dubai?

SpinBits wants to support the Ruby on Rails community in the United
Arab Emirates and the region. Come meet us and discuss about the
things we’ve been building using Ruby on Rails. Check out the group
page at

Rails UAE Mailing List

If you can’t attend our first meeting, but want to be involved in the
Rails community, subscribe to the mailing list at

Questions?! Send them to the Rails UAE list.