Hello from Pittsburgh

Hello all,

My name is Aleks. I have only been in Pittsburgh for a few short weeks. I have lived outside the United States for the past seven years working as an international journalist. I am about to jump off the high diving board into a career change to IT, specifically Ruby and I sure could use some help from any of you in acquainting me with experiences and opportunities that might make this possible. I have gone through several online tutorials and books on Ruby and Rails, but I find it best to learn by doing and collaborating on projects. I will also be attending the Steel City Conference here in Pittsburgh later this month. (http://steelcityruby.org/). I am a quick learner and have strong commitment to doing this. Please feel free to write me back to learn more about me, my skills and my interests and allow me to convince you that I might be helpful in contributing to some of YOUR needs as you graciously help me with MY goals and objectives.




there may be other topics about it or some other useful links but I always see this as a good place to start