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NYC needs Ruby/Rails programmers

Last night we had another Ruby-NYC meeting, and about 25 people showed up. At the beginning, we let anybody stand up and make a quick announcement, and about eight people stood up and said they were looking to hire Ruby and Rails programmers in the New York City area. Some of them may have found a match at the meeting last night, but most of them probably have not.

New York City needs Ruby/Rails programmers, and it needs them badly. What does this mean for you? It means that if you’re a programmer or web developer, and your job sucks, this could be a way for you to get a job that doesn’t suck. Ruby and Rails is growing, not just globally but locally as well, as companies ranging from Web 2.0 startups to huge financial firms come around to the productivity, stability, and fun of programming with Ruby and Rails.

There’s a nakedly self-promotional part to this post: Matt Pelletier and I will be teaching a one-day Ruby and Rails class this Saturday for EastMedia. Details and sign-up can be found here. There’s plenty of room left in what’s likely to be a small, hands-on class.

But even if you’re not the type to go in for a one-day class, there’s plenty else you could do. You could go online and buy some books. Or hell, you could just show up at our meetings and start pestering other people with questions—we’re actually quite happy to answer them.

C’mon, what are you waiting for? Java isn’t going to irritate you any less tomorrow.

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