Topic: Learning Ruby and proving your knowledge
My name's Nathaniel. I'm a co-founder of a new company called MetaBright. I think what we've made would be of interest to a lot of people here, so I wanted to briefly tell you about it and ask for your feedback.
We built MetaBright because we believe that people should be recognized for their skills and abilities. We think it's better to demonstrate what you can DO as a programmer, as opposed to saying what companies you've worked for, or where you went to school. And when you can be a part of a community of talented people all showing off their chops, we think learning programming (or any skill really) is way easier and more enjoyable.
For people who are new to programming or RoR, you can use MB to track your initial progress, discover what to learn next, and get inspired by the awesome answers of our community.
For people who are already experienced programmers, you can use MB to demonstrate and showcase your skills, while casually competing with others. And who knows, you might learn a thing or two as well ;-)
If any of this resonates with you, I'd love it if you'd check out the site and let me know what you think. http://www.metabright.com/challenges/rubyonrails
We want to continue to get better and would appreciate your feedback. (And by the way, we built MetaBright in RoR!)