Portland Ruby Brigade

The Portland Ruby Brigade is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. We're a friendly group that freely shares knowledge about the Ruby programming language, its libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails.

Meeting Info

Find future meetings on Calagator

The group meets regularly on Ruby Tuesday, the first Tuesday of each month for presentations, demos and discussions. Meetings are free and open to the public. Developers with any level of Ruby experience are welcomed to participate.


ruby, rails, ruby on rails


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    Reid Beels

    Designer, developer, geonerd, community organizer, and generally nice guy. Works on @calagator, @osbridge, @wherecamppdx, @paydici, & more.

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    Audrey Eschright

    Writer, photographer, programmer, geek

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    Kirsten Comandich

    Web developer

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    Bryan Stearns

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    Igal Koshevoy

    Business and Technology Consultant working primarily with Ruby, Python, UNIX and DevOps. Open source contributor & community organizer: Calagator, Open Source Bridge, pdxruby, pdxfunc, and pdxdevops.

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    Milo Winningham

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    Davy Stevenson

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    Don Park

    Maker, Biker, Dreamer. Works on @everyonedelivrs @icecondor @geomena @taplister

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    Leif Warner

    R&D&D. Wires. Tubes. Patterns. Ask me about linked data, graphs, OWL, markup languages, functional languages, and dead languages.

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    Sam Livingston-Gray

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    Aaron Longwell

    Maverick Ruby on Rails developer and Drupal expert on web sites large and small.

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    Eric Redmond

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    James Rucker

    EY Cloud developer at Engine Yard PDX

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    Kurt Sussman

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    Jason LaPier

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    Jesse Cooke

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    Bruce Williams

    Software Developer, Speaker, Graphic Designer, Pragmatic Bookshelf Author. R&D at @LivingSocial, chronic side-project addict.

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    Todd Dombrowski

    Developer & System Administrator since 1998

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    Henry Hwang

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    Justin Thiele

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    Daniel Johnson

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    Micah Elliott

    Entrepreneurship (@Membean), Data Mining, Ruby/Rails, R, Clojure, Vim, Zsh, Gimp, Git, Ubuntu, FOSS, SysAdmin, Clouds, Vocabulary, Ukulele, Esperanto

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    Tim Krajcar

    Technical Director at The New Group. Technologist, husband, father, musician, and aspiring pilot.

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    Jacob Helwig

    All-around geek

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    Peter W

    For fun and profit, in no particular order: web & mobile developer, and active transportation advocate.

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    Sean Escriva

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    Jason Cady

    I am a Ruby On Rails enthusiast looking to network & join.

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    David Wang

    live life to the full, dont look back :)

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    Tyler Hunt

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    Benjamin Cullen-Kerney

    Write code, not too much, mostly Ruby.

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    Dan Novak

    e-Learning developer, recently moved here from Mystic, CT. I work with a lot of technologies, and hungry to learn more. Specializing mostly in SCORM and AICC, have a lot of experience forcing courses to play nice with Learning Management Systems (LMSes) like Plateau, SumTotal, and Oracle iLearning. Getting my feet wet in C# and ASP.NET in my new role, along with more advanced OOP in ActionScript. Got a hosting account supporting JSP, but haven't figured out what I want to do with it yet. Was playing wth Drupal and other PHP things, but my heart's not really in it.

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    Chris Hough

    Code. Design. Rant. Radical Thinker. Focused. !=Scenester. Love Family. Nature. Community. Snow.

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    Ryan Urabe

    Hi! I'm Ryan. I used to be an accountant, but then I realized that building data models and coding was what I loved to do most. Now I'm learning Ruby, Rails, and Javascript, and getting better every day.

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    Grant Kruger

    South African writer & programmer, living in Potland...um, I mean Portland OR USA. I work at MMT with Rails, Drupal, PHP, AJAX and connec+ipedia (WAGN wiki).

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    Joe Cochran

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    Eric Paxton

    Little Rock native, husband of @nikkimopc, Ruby lover and UX Designer at Oregon Interactive. Say what again!

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    Kyle Meyer

    I'm a web developer, husband, and backpacker living in sunny Portland, Oregon. Directing development at @WTM since a bit ago.

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    Jeremy Ward

    I'm a serial entrepreneur, technology junkie, backpacking fiend, and all around lover of pubs and other watering holes.

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    Chao Yan

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    Adron Hall

    Cloud computing, software development & architecture, heavy metal, transit & logistics, economics, beautiful things, speaker, and adrenaline junkie.

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    ben hengst

    I'm just a guy that does stuff...

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    Milan Loveless

    Developer, Artist, 3D Graphics Enthusiast, Math Nerd.

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    Megan McKissack

    New media artist and aspiring Ruby developer

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    Nathaniel Smith

    I am a constant learner, I love science, math, music, and puzzles, and I moved to Portland from Arkansas less than a year ago. It might please my fellow citizens to know that I had not heard of Portlandia until I had already made the decision to move. I am anti-hipster, but that doesn't stop me seeming like one on occasion.

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    Isaac Rabinovitch

    Technical Writer, Technology Geek

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    Balaji Vasudevan

    Technology Professional with over 12 years of experience. Played all the following roles at different times Developer Sr. Software Engineer Technical Lead Development Manager Solutions Architect Always passionate about technology.

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    David Stocker

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    Jill Headen

    Web designer, artist, Ruby on Rails newbie

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    Jordan Dea-Mattson

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    Lizz Westman

    I make websites happen.

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    Jason Dinsmore

    Rubyist. Lover of learning. Mastiff companion.

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    Casey Zumwalt

    I'm fortunate to make things with the wonderful team @simplefocus, even more fortunate to be married to the talented and much more attractive @laurazumwalt.

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    Jana Olsen

    Stay at home parent who is new to coding

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    Akiva Leeder

    Software Engineer, Entrepreneur, Tech Enthusiast, Wine Drinker ... and I'm also a lawyer

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    Joe Puuri

    Married, work from home for open records web application company FOIAview

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