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Montreal.rb

Before I say anything else, I wanted to take a moment to thank Carl for all the amazing work he put in to Montreal on Rails. Bringing the Montreal rails community together was a major accomplishment. Thanks, Carl!

On to business. When Carl asked me whether I was interested in taking over MoR, I was pretty excited, because I had been planning to start my own, independent hackfest night. With an awesome existing community and a great venue, I’d be a lot better off.

Well, after asking the community, it seems pretty clear that there’s interest in the concept. There’s only one problem, though — being tied to rails.

So, as my first official order of business, I am renaming Montreal on Rails to Montreal.rb (hash tag #montrealrb). I own the domain name, but don’t yet have a logo. If anybody would like to contribute one, that would certainly be appreciated. If not, we’ll come up with something.

The next meeting and inagural Montreal.rb will take place on December 16th. It will be a hackfest. So, fire up your githubs, and let’s get to hacking. Wheter you’re a veteran FLOSS hacker or a ruby newbie, come out, have fun and hack with us!

Finally, I wanted to leave you with the links to the many projects that have come out of Seattle.rb and Boston.rb. I hope they’ll inspire you as much as they inspire me.