I get asked a lot about what it takes to break into the Ruby on Rails industry at the various hackathons and start up weekends I have attended. Spurred by this /r/ruby question. I shall try my best to answer this question in a public setting.
I want to this in an entry level rails developer
- Build a CRUDL application
- Understand and apply bootstrap
- Build a to-do application or any simple super basic app that requires a few controllers, models, etc.
- Use slightly obscure gems, like the twitter, koala, mandrill, kaminari, jbuilder, etc. to prove to me that they can read the documentation and figure out how to use a gem.