I'm Matt, I am actually a Web Designer full-time and until recently had no Ruby on Rails experience what-so-ever! I've always been pushed into learning PHP, at collage, by friends and even at work. I don't know what it was but I just couldn't pick up PHP which was frustrating because I've always been keen to develop my own Web Applications.
A friend of mine mentioned that he was going to start using Ruby on Rails to develop his new Gym app, my ears picked up and I decided to read about Ruby as a language. Unlike PHP I was hooked, I was reading books, tutorials & watching videos at all hours of the day.
I am still a novice with lots more still to learn but I wanted to come here, get involved with the community & hopefully learn more too!
Look forward to speaking with you all!