Portland Ruby Brigade

The Portland Ruby Brigade, also known as pdxruby and pdx.rb, is a user group for Ruby programmers in the Portland, Oregon area. The group welcomes all programmers interested in the language and its implementations, tools, libraries and frameworks, such as Ruby on Rails. The group has been meeting since August 2002 for presentations, demos and discussions applicable to all skill levels, from newbies and experts. Every month 100+ people come together to share their knowledge, projects and enthusiasm for Ruby – join us!


There are many ways to participate in pdxruby:

Learn about Ruby and programming

New to Ruby or programming? Take a look at our list of resources for learning Ruby and programming. Also join us at the monthly Ruby Beginners Meetups, details are in the “Participate” section above.

Past Meetings

Most recent meetings have full video recordings. Some older meetings have notes. For more info, check the mailing list archives.

Videos and Notes from Past Meetings

Learn about pdxruby's history - we're not merely a user group, but an open source culture incubator.

Meeting statistics: attendance for the last couple years.

Old site

You can access a static archive of the old website to get at old content. However, all the functionality of that old site has now been replaced with this wiki, Calgator and ePDX.