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Ruby people on Twitter

The Ruby community is always quickly moving, changing, and adopting new things. It is good to keep your ear to the ground so you can learn and adopt things that the community is finding really useful. There are a number of ways to do this, like watching the most popular Ruby projects on GitHub, most active projects on RubyForge, Ruby Reddit, or listening to the Rails podcast. The way I have found most effective is following a good collection of the Ruby community on Twitter, many of the most active Ruby community members and companies are on Twitter. It is where I have first heard of many things going on in Ruby like the recent Merb/Rails merge.

You can find a great list of 50+ (now 100+) Rubyists to follow on Twitter from RubyLearning. I thought we might as well give out a list of some of the Ruby people is following on twitter.

jamis / Jamis Buck
obie / Obie Fernandez
chadfowler / Chad Fowler
engineyard / Engine Yard
d2h / DHH
rjs / Ryan Singer
jasonfried / Jason Fried
_why / why the lucky stiff
gilesgoatboy / Giles Bowkett
dlsspy / Dustin Sallings
julien51 / julien
rbates / Ryan Bates
defunkt / Chris Wanstrath
chrismatthieu / Chris Matthieu
littleidea / Andrew Clay Shafer
headius / Charles Nutter
bascule / Tony Arcieri
atmos / Corey Donohoe
ubermajestix / Tyler Montgomery
raganwald / Reg Braithwaite

of course I have to give a special shout to ourselves:

danmayer / Dan Mayer
bbrinck / Ben Brinckerhoff

If we should be following you also send us an email at, and we can hook up on Twitter as well.


Written by DanM

January 8, 2009 at 2:08 pm

Posted in Misc, Ruby, Tips & Tricks

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  1. I do the same thing, its actually a lot easier than reading blogs and lot more current.


    January 8, 2009 at 4:15 pm

  2. who?


    January 8, 2009 at 5:52 pm

  3. check out the @acts_as_conf account to to see a lot of ruby folks who were at the acts_as_conference.


    February 13, 2009 at 5:14 pm

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