Last night I had the pleasure of attending my first Philly on Rails pub night.
I found out about it a few weeks back after I asked on HackerNews whether anyone knew of any Philly based startup groups and someone pointed me to the Philly on Rails website.
About 20 people attended last night and I was told about a third to half were new. It was very laid back and I had a really good time. Just a bunch of guys (and one gal) sitting around drinking beer and talking about nerdy things.
From what I gathered only two of the people (Jordan and Joan) were startup oriented, but there may have been others. Several people worked for Comcast in one form or another, some worked at web development firms, a few worked at software companies, and a few, like me, had unrelated careers but dabbled in Rails during their free time.
I’m already looking forward to the next meeting.