Ruby on Rails exploration
And Rails is interesting. It's convoluted but DRY so, it's hard to be mad at it.
This is definitely a learning process but not as hard as I would have feared if I actually thought about Rails at all. Previously, I figured it would be very involved to learn and "I was not about that life". At the time, I did not see the immediate application to my life. Now, even without an present utilization of yet, the challenge is something my brain has been craving and it's really interesting to learn how it works.
I also met the Community Manager of Codecademy, Margot Mazur at the event. That encounter is already yielding great professional fruits as she has linked me to CMX resources and events that can help me in my current role in Community development.
While I continue to work through the Rails system and learn this whole thing, I'm pleased that I am stretching myself intellectually and that in do so, enhancing my life in other areas as well.
I doubt that Rails will become my primary mode of operation. (Python is still king at the moment). But it is good to know that I can speak with even more authority and knowledge on another web framework. Knowledge can only help.
Good things are happening. I should keep showing up. :)