Ruby developers tend to be a lonely bunch. Slumped over a Mac in a dimly lit corner of a warehouse turned open-workspace. Unable to approach new people and introduce yourself. Unable to have a conversation that doesn’t devolve into an opinionated debate. Social skills are limited to what you learned from Manga. Unfortunately, you can’t use those in real life. Yet, one day, someone shows up and asks if you can build ‘em a “social site” – you know, friends, activity feeds, jealousy. And privacy settings. “Me?”, you think. “You want ME to build you a SOCIAL site?” Go ahead. Reach for that bottle of Neo4J. Its time to celebrate!

Prasanna Pendse delivers a great presentation at WindyCityGo, Chicago’s mobile developer conference.