I’m getting to the point where I consider myself fairly comfortable with
Ruby. I love the way the language works, I’ve used it to solve some
complex problems, and I’m working on developing several different
with various people (some of which will see the light of day, some of
never will). Through all of this I’m learning more and more about Ruby,
especially about how great the community is. There is a HUGE group of
people working on developing core libraries, willing to lend a hand
the list or the irc chat, and sprouting sub-projects of sub-projects of
What I want to know is: how do I become part of this core community?
now I feel like I’m sitting on the outside, watching all this amazing
development going on, and I have no idea how to get involved myself.
like to become part of a project and lend my time and as-yet meager
abilities back to the community that’s helped me out so much, but I
have any idea where to start at. Should I try to become involved in a
rubyforge project? Should I just hunt down some random project’s Trac
start making fixes and submitting them?
Is there a place where people can go to recruit others for their
If there isn’t, should it become my project to develop one?
Thanks in advance for any helpful replies