We need you! That's right friend, fellow enthusiast, Ruby newbie, good-looking passerby, we're calling upon you to join us in spreading the goodness of the Ruby programming language to anyone interested, but especially to you!
Our own Byron Appelt and Troy Nichols participated in the 2014 Rails Rumble and will share some of their learnings and experiences build GemPact. GemPact calculates a measure of a RubyGems impact by computing a score “GemPact Factor” based on how many other RubyGems declare the Gem as a dependency.
The GemPact site allows you to view the list of gems that use any other gem. You can also generate a badge to display the GemPact Factor of any RubyGem.
This was inspired by the practice within academic journals of calculating scores based on the number of citations a paper or journal gets in other journals, sometimes called the Impact Factor.
We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm. Our current meeting spot is at Simpl.fi, just west of Downtown Fort Worth, but make sure to double-check the location before you head out. Organizing impromptu hacknights is strongly encoraged!