Topic: New to Rails
Hi Rails Forum!
I'm new to ruby on rails and to say I'm absolutely besotted by Ruby in general be it rails or sinatra or whatever else would be an understatement!
I've spent years as a web designer, I've been able to code in HTML and CSS since I was 14... I never really decided to take it all seriously until I left education and decided that I actually hate doing something I don't enjoy for a job...
While I could have simply gone and found a job where I do 'web design' with Photoshop and my HTML and CSS knowledge, it didn't feel right... I need to feel like I'm not taking the easy/lazy option.
I'm old enough to know now not to come to a forum expecting any special treatment and I'd rather not ask the usual questions of what to do and all the rest. I realise I need to work hard and just get into the code.
What I would like to ask though is this...
For a beginner like myself, who is very much on the outside of the whole web development scene - baring in mind my sole focus for now is Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Sinatra etc How would you suggest I get involved and become a part of the community. I want to make friends, maybe work on some projects with people some day. Maybe even find a mentor or at least someone friendly who I can talk to. Believe me when I say I bore my girlfriend to death talking about this stuff!
Thanks in advance!