Local JRuby Delegates

I think it’s time we started blessing people local to key cities or
regions around the world as local JRuby representatives. There’s
obviously too many conferences for the core JRuby team to cover, and
tons of smaller non-conference opportunities we could never justify
flying for. But you all are the real face of JRuby within your local
communities, local user groups, and local companies.

So I’m looking for volunteers. We would start up a wiki page that can
track areas and cities and so on, each associated with the “local
representative” who can answer questions, meet for lunch, deliver
presentations, and so on. We’d help bootstrap those folks and help put
together presentations and train them in on how to present JRuby well.
And in return, they’d get to be local celebrities for JRuby’s cause :slight_smile:

Anyone out there feel like they’d be interested in helping spread the
JRuby word?

  • Charlie

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What conditions should the volunteer meet?

Cheers,

On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 5:42 AM, Charles Oliver N.

I suppose the only condition is that you’d be willing to represent
JRuby and have some experience using JRuby, either as a hobbyist or
for real applications. Anyone else have thoughts on delegate criteria?

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Open Sourced JRuby code would be a good criteria to have. Many
developers do judge people on their code.

Participation into Java or Ruby groups would also be a good criteria.
People who are already active in the community will have some
credibility to start with.

I would certainly be interested in being a delegate in the Denver area.

Fred

I’m certainly tempted to get involved in this.

I’ve been working on JRuby as a scripting environment within an Eclipse
RCP
app, with a couple of mini-languages or DSLs for specific purposes. I
plan
to release this as open source before the end of the year (and if all
goes
well, even as soon as the end of October).

But I can still think of a few people more skilled in JRuby than myself,
in
my area (Southern Sweden, Malmö, Helsingborg), so I guess a conversation
is
needed to decide who can, or wants, to take this kind of role. When it
comes
to criteria, I would guess several factors need to be considered:

  • willingness
  • JRuby knowledge
  • presentation skills

On this last point, I will be sneaking a little bit of JRuby into my
otherwise Java focused
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November.

So, if you have a wiki page for opening discussions on this, let’s do
so.

Agree with Craig, those are good factors to consider.

I’d also be interested in being a delegate in Spain.

oops I replied to Charles directly…

I’d be interested in helping evangelize Jruby in the MA/NH area… (I
live on the border of NH/MA)

I’ve also been “tasked” with evangelizing Jruby within my company as
we transition our next generation product platform to java/jruby woo
hooo!

So that’d be awesome!

Jay

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 10:42 PM, Charles Oliver N.
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presentations, and so on. We’d help bootstrap those folks and help put

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I’m in Lexington, KY. I’ve been evangelizing JRuby as a rails
deployment option for a while to the folks at KYRUG, and I’m branching
into using java libraries like mina and OpenOffice UNO. I’ll be at
JRubyConf.

Will there be a separate mailing list, and perhaps a map for the
delegates?

-todd[1]

On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 7:25 AM, David C.
[email protected] wrote:

plan to release this as open source before the end of the year (and if all
On this last point, I will be sneaking a little bit of JRuby into my

People who are already active in the community will have some credibility to
for real applications. Anyone else have thoughts on delegate criteria?
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This is great folks, I’m really excited to see so many people stepping
forward to help put a local face on JRuby.

I’ve added a page to the wiki here:

http://kenai.com/projects/jruby/pages/InYourRegion

And a template based on the core team’s Minneapolis location. All of
you who have volunteered sound like great delegates, so feel free to
add yourself to the list. The community thanks you :slight_smile:

Anyone think of anything else we need on this page?

  • Charlie

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communities, local user groups, and local companies.


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On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 4:37 PM, Rob H.
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more than MRI and YARV. Don’t tell Matz. Shall I shamelessly blat myself
onto the wiki to represent the people’s republic of Virginia?

Please do! Sounds like you’re doing real (good) work with JRuby :slight_smile:

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Hi Charles,

I’d be happy to join the crowd of evangelists. I work with JRuby daily
on
several nontrivial projects, and am currently knee-deep in a port of
JRuby-Rack to the Restlet framework (and JRuby Embed, if it works
yet…) so
that it can power the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and some other
reasonably notable Rails projects.

I’m only a novice Rubyist, truth be told, but genuinely love Ruby on the
JVM
as a way to make simple things simple. I like JRuby (and pure Ruby)
much
more than MRI and YARV. Don’t tell Matz. Shall I shamelessly blat
myself
onto the wiki to represent the people’s republic of Virginia?

  • R

On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 9:55 PM, Charles Oliver N.

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