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!

Upcoming Events

October 28, 2014
6:30pm @ Simpli.fi | RSVP

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.

Get Involved

  • Join the group and participate in discussions
  • Attend our monthly meetups (don't forget to RSVP)
  • Volunteer to speak on a subject
  • Announce impromptu meetups at a nearby beverage joint
  • Follow announcements on Twitter
  • Fork this site on GitHub and help us shine things up

The Scoop

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!


Current Members

  • agile
  • agiletortoise
  • bappelt
  • brandonaaron
  • breckenedge
  • burin
  • davesims
  • dwarfmondo
  • wtfspm
  • joshuawscott
  • jrgarcia
  • jwwest
  • mcmoyer
  • nicks451
  • philtr
  • phuphighter
  • robomalo
  • ryanthames
  • stevenproctor
  • troygnichols

Members Emeritus

  • josiahivey
  • polomasta
  • whoisjake