Mad Rails


#1

Hello all,

I work for a company located in Madison, WI and we’re looking at
replacing a pre-Struts J2EE ecommerce app with Rails. 've been
using Rails with pleasure for the last year on several supporting
applications, and I have everyone else convinced that it’s at least
worth investigating. The developer team has a few experienced Java
developers who are intrigued by the productivity claims, but have
reservations.

We’d love to get together with folks who are doing Rails locally, to
chat about the ups and downs of using Rails as a framework and how it
compares with the latest Java dev patterns.

If anybody in the area has any interest in an informal evening out,
perhaps leading to a Ruby and/or Rails user group in the Madison, WI
area, please email me. Anyone with significant, modestly complex
ecommerce Rails dev experience, let me know, too–we may be looking
to contract with a mentor or architect in the near future.

Jonathan

Information Architect
Punchstock/UpperCut Images Inc.
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#2

Jon,

These folks may be start:

http://www.rubygarden.org/ruby?MadisonGroup


#3

Jonathan,

My name is Justin B., I live in Madison. I love your idea of getting a
Ruby /on rails group together in Madison. I know a few other people who
really admire the framework as well. Do you want to pick a date?

Justin


#4

Hi all,

I just put out a call for interest in this a few days ago too. I am an
instructor at the Madison Area Technical College and I have permission
to
host a Rails users group. I already have a list of around 10 people who
are
interested and we are organizing as we speak. If we hold meetings here
at
MATC we can have free parking and a nice room with a good data
projector. I
propose we combined our efforts. (We will have to come up with a good
and
and I’m proposing “Mad Railers”.)

-Eric


#5

Why, so you did! Sorry I missed your original post. There must be
some sort of astrological Rails convergence happening here in Madison…

Please add me to whatever list of names you have. Dion Almaer (of
ajaxian.com) is apparently a Madisonian as well, if you didn’t know,
and expressed interest off the list. I can forward his contact info
to you or vice versa if you don’t already have it.

Looking forward to meeting fellow railers here in Madison!

Jonathan


#6

I have most of these folks on my list already.

-Eric


#7

I will add everyone here to our growing list. We hope to have something
set
up in January. I will also be setting up a group wiki or maybe a yahoo
group
or a .mac group. I let you all know.

-Eric


#8

Thanks for the tip, I will make a google group. What would people like a
fully public group or a restricted group that’s invitation only?

-Eric


#9

On 12/20/05, Eric K. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

I will add everyone here to our growing list. We hope to have something set
up in January. I will also be setting up a group wiki or maybe a yahoo group
or a .mac group. I let you all know.

Not that I’m a Madisonian, but please use google groups instead of
yahoo.
They’re much easier to link to when trying to point people at a specific
posting.

Also, consider signing up at www.rubyholic.com

vice versa if you don’t already have it.

On Dec 20, 2005, at 4:17 PM, Eric K. wrote:

Justin
Hello all,
chat about the ups and downs of using Rails as a framework and how it
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thanks,
-pate


#10

Hi all,

I have started a google group to start up the Madison RoR Users Group.
Here’s the link:

http://groups.google.com/group/Mad-Railers

Anyone can join so sign up if you would to help or just hear about the
meetings.

-Eric