Building the Community We Need

In the past week, I’ve been involved in a number of conversations about how we can build welcoming, inclusive communities, within Rails, Ruby, and technology in general. I am not the only one who is tired of arguing about appropriate behavior. I am not the only one who is already working on positive community-building. And I am not the only one who believes Rails can do better.

So we will. RailsBridge is a new, informal group with the mission of creating “an inclusive and friendly Ruby on Rails community”. We are building resources for mentoring, education, and other outreach to help aspiring developers become contributing community members. If this interests you, or you’re already doing something that matches, I invite you to join us.

One response to “Building the Community We Need

  1. Yes, these types of communities are exactly what we need. I am not a Ruby developer, but rather an InfoSec practitioner. I find myself often thinking about how to build such welcoming communities that bridge the gap between newcomer and guru. I will definitely be watching this space and see how you fellows do.