Previous Post: My Coding World Tour
I announced plans for my Coding World Tour in a previous blog post. The next challenge is to make sure people know about it.
Other than a couple of posts on Twitter and a share on LinkedIn, I haven’t yet done much promotion. This post describes my next steps for spreading the word.
I know a handful of people in some of the cities on my list, so I’ll be asking them to share my post with their local contacts.
## Regional User Groups
Every city I plan to visit has a least one Ruby or Rails user group. I think these will probably be my best bet for finding coding opportunities:
- New York City: NYC.rb
- Boston: Boston Ruby Group
- Chicago: ChicagoRuby
- Seattle: Seattle.rb
- Portland: Portland Ruby Brigade
- Atlanta: Atlanta Ruby Users Group
- Dallas: Dallas Ruby Brigade
- Austin Auston On Rails, Austin.rb
- Toronto: Toronto Ruby Brigade, ruby-toronto
- San Francisco: San Francisco Ruby Meetup Group, SF Rails
It might seem wrong to focus on Ruby, but it has an incredible community. Also, many Ruby developers are polyglot programmers, so it may lead to a chance of exploring other languages.
These forums are full of enthusiastic developers:
- Ruby Rogues Parley
- ThoughtBot Prime forum
There are a number of companies I admire who I’d like to spend a few days with, so I may approach them directly, but I’m going to hold off and see what offers I get first.
These would be harder to get a mention on, but would be great publicity: