Oh the question every one's been waiting to hear the answer too, did I get hire?........NO!
What? You want more details? FINE! Geez your snoopy :-)
I am totally excited right now to be on the team with my mentor who you've heard me mention many many times +David Bock, along with +Carl Fyffe. We are making a Software as a Service Product! Totally excited to have this awesome opportunity to work with such great guys.
I can't divulge too much, but what I can say is that it's going to be a "Kick butt-knock-your-socks-off-awesome-product". So cool in fact that I am putting my other side projects on hold for the time being, and will not be actively trying to get hired (for at the least the next month).
On the job front, I was offered 2 jobs on day one of the site launch for 35K-40K, so that wasn't going to happen. I also was offered 2 jobs, contingent on the company landing a contract, for 55k-60k and have also been talking to several companies on jobs in the 70k-75k range.
So if you are going to try what I did and self-teach yourself RoR and want to know what you'll roughly be worth: 55K- 60K seems to be the magic number I hear mentioned the most when talking to recruiters and interviewing.
My plan for the next couple months is to give 100% to this project and be like a sponge sucking up as much knowledge and learning as I can working with 2 very senior developers! I will still be shoeing horses for the time being.
I hope I've encouraged you with my Ruby on Rails learning journey, struggles, and transparency. I am so excited for the opportunity to work with +David Bock and +Carl Fyffe. I will let you know how things go along the way. I will still be posting 3x a week.