This is a meetup for the Ruby programming languge that I found in Philly. Meetups are the best place to meet people whom are programmers or possibly find a local mentor. You might be the youngest person there, but topics for talks will range from beginner to expert, so there will definitely be interesting things for you to hear about. More importantly its a great way to socialize and get excited about programming. It might be fun to go with a parent on your first visit just to get your footing.
This is a fantastic link blog for becoming aquianted with what companies and programmers are doing to start buisnesses in software. Everyone needs help to stay excited and engaged, a daily dose of Hackernews will keep you fresh, I read it every day.
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