The Ruby Community Rocks
The last time we checked in, I was delivering the bad news about having to let a bunch of my team go. I received a lot of kind words of encouragement during the hard time, which I want to thank everyone for.
In addition to kind words, a number of people stepped up and indicated they had positions available that my newly unemployed friends would be great fits for.
One such offer was from Daniel Yoder and Charles Hornberger at AT&T Interactive in the R&D department, the makers of the yellowpages.com. I’m extremely happy to announce that Eero Saynatkari (rue on IRC) has recently been hired by them and even given time to continue work on Rubinius!
This development makes me so happy. To see the community pull together in a tough time and even continue to make an external investment in Rubinius.
Thanks again guys! You’re what make me love being a Rubyist.