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Ryan Blakely asked in General

Ryan Blakely. I'm a PHX, Arizona based Rails developer. I started learning Rails about 2 years ago during my senior year of college at Arizona State University. After graduating and working for a year as an Industrial Engineer, I decided to leave my job to focus on coding full time. I started a web development shop called Open-Labs and build sites for local clients to pay the bills. In my free time I make tutorials on how to build rails apps and share what I am learning on my youtube channel. A few side projects I am currently working on include Vihbe and Open-Rails.

When I'm not coding I enjoy traveling, hiking, running, photography, art and yoga.

I'm excited to be a part of this great community Chris has created and hope to meet others like me. Please feel free to say hello!


Hey Ryan,

Welcome to GoRails! I've been a member for a 1 or 2 years (can't remember exactly) and I can say this subscription is the best money I spend each month, besides food and rent of course...maybe.

See you around the forums!


EDIT: I just noticed that the little Ruby icon tells you how long you've been member! Awesome! I've been a member for 1 year!


Hi! Welcome to the GoRails community everyone!

I have to agree that GoRails is a fantastic resource, and it's honestly my best spent money over the past 26 months I've been subscribed. If you haven't already don't forget to check out the Slack community we've got going, if you dismissed the welcome message on the dashboard links are in the account settings.

Side note: I signed up for my first half-marathon (coming up in February) and have been slacking on my training! I saw that mention of running and that made me realize I should get serious again!


Thanks Nick and Andrew! I've been using the videos for a little while but excited to participate in the community now!
Andrew - I'm running a half-marathon in February as well! (Phoenix marathon). Best of luck with your training! I plan on starting a fairly light 12 week training program just after thanksgiving, let me know if you'd like me to send you a copy!


What's up Ryan! ๐Ÿ˜Ž Just wanted to say hi! Awesome to have you, and your projects look awesome!

@Nick stop it you. ๐Ÿ˜Š

We gotta come together and make sure to crack the whip on Andrew so he doesn't die during his first half-marathon.

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