Rodney Oliver on Wed Oct 12 20:01:29 2005

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[PhillyOnRails] Introductions

  • From: (Rodney Oliver)
  • Subject: [PhillyOnRails] Introductions
  • Date: Wed Oct 12 20:01:29 2005

My name is Rodney and I've been and around the IT industry for about 15
years.  I cut my teeth on UNIX/AIX, COBOL, JCL, CICS on MVS then moved on to
Perl then Java.  The last 6 years has mostly been web development.  I
currently work in lower Southampton bucks county as a Linux admin/WebSphere
admin/Java/PHP programmer.  I was introduced to Ruby while doing research on
AJAX. One of the articles referenced the AJAX capabilities in Rails.  I have
purchased the Ruby and ROR books and  been through the tutorials.  I'm
amazed by the framework.  I still consider myself pretty green though.  

Looking for to meeting everyone and soaking up as much as I can from the
Ruby veterans.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Erin Mulder
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 12:54 PM
Subject: [PhillyOnRails] Introductions

Wow.  We're up over 30 people now.  Time to do some introductions and
get to know each other.  Here's mine:

I've been developing dynamic webapps since around 1995 when I started
writing C-based CGI scripts.  Over the years, I've done everything from
Perl to PHP to Cold Fusion, but have spent most of my time on Java.  I
discovered Rails about a year ago and am loving it.  Right now, I'm
working full-time on a Rails app for television station management.

I also try to spend time helping out with Math, CS and Foreign Language
education and have a few projects going on in those areas, including:

 * The development of fun simulation applets and webapps to help K-5
students learn discrete math concepts (mostly Java, but maybe some Ruby
at some point)

 * The creation of a platform for collaborative foreign language
education, where the masses come together to gather, organize, translate
and record learning modules (Rails + AJAX)

  (Both projects can always use more volunteers!)

So... what about the rest of you?  What kind of work do you do?  How did
you get into Rails?  What projects are you involved with?

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