Every week, I get an email from a junior developer requesting my thoughts on the Ruby and Rails scene in Pittsburgh, PA. As a working RoR developer/RoR mentor and a loud and proud Pittsburgher, I love to see Ruby and RoR being utilized by the community.
With the exciting announcement of Railsconf landing in Pittsburgh in 2018, it was time to pour as much as I know about the Ruby and Rails community here into one place.
Pittsburgh is still an enterprise programming language town. When I asked a local recruiter which languages he sees the most demand for, he quickly answered, ".NET, Java and C". It is difficult to be a junior developer in Pittsburgh but even more so if you are only comfortable with Ruby. I was fortunate that I had progressed to the intermediate level before I moved back. Ruby still has an imprint here, as you can see for the list below.
Note: I'm absolutely sure I will miss something so please comment below or tweet at me (@BrittJMartin) with any edits you would like to make.
Companies that Use Ruby
- Openarc's Consulting Division
- Branding Brand
- Wombat Security
- Think Through Math
- Philips Respironics
Companies that Use Ruby & Rails
- Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
- Jetpack Workflow
- Rivers Agile
- AE Dreams
- LUMA Institute
Local Programs that Teach Ruby or Rails
Meetups for Ruby Developers
I hope you find this unofficial list helpful. Long live Ruby and Rails in Pittsburgh! I'll see you at Railsconf April 17th - 19th, 2018 (▼∀▼)