I went out tonight and met some of the local Montreal Ruby people and I was impressed. They are a nice group and very welcoming to new people. Plus, free pizza!
I did not know what to expect with the presentation but the discussion of the distributed database called Riak by @Flohdot was informative and very interesting.
Many people stood up and made announcements that ranged from recruiters to fellow devs talking about their products all the way to simple tips and tricks that may help you with Ruby.
All of this made it worth it to hang out and meet new people but they also meet afterwards at a bar where the “real” conversations (and friendships?) begin.
The next Montreal ruby meetup is next month on Tuesday, July 21st – maybe I’ll see you there!