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You’ve heard of Ruby, and maybe even Rails. But did you know that some of your favorite sites are built on that framework?
You’ll find music, sports, jobs, crowdsourcing, education, and fun and games (literally!) among these sites. They let you do everything from shopping and traveling to working, staying fit, and being entertained.
And what they all have in common is that they were created using Ruby on Rails, an amazing – and super popular! – web application framework. And bonus: 16 of these companies are hiring Rails developers RIGHT NOW. Did you hear me? Almost half of these companies are looking for new hires as we speak.
So, check out these 37 sites that you love that use the very elegant and very in-demand Rails… and get ready for a career you love with Rails!
500px is looking for a Senior web developer with strong knowledge of Ruby on Rails.
Airbnb is looking for a full-stack software engineer with Ruby on Rails experience.
3. A List Apart
A List Apart is featured as a Ruby on Rails “Success Story” on the Ruby blog.
Basecamp is proud that Ruby on Rails is its “heart and soul” – of course!
Bleacher Report, one of the largest U.S. consumer sites based on Rails, is looking for a Ruby on Rails software engineer.
Bloomberg is looking for a senior Ruby developer with Ruby on Rails experience.
Clarity.fm’s advice for entrepreneurs is powered by Rails.
Couchsurfing uses Ruby on Rails for the “heavy lifting” on its site.
Dribble has Rails “at the core of operations”.
Fiverr is looking for a server-side web developer with Ruby on Rails experience.
12. Funny or Die
Funny or Die is looking for a “great Rails developer” for their team.
Genius dev team uses Ruby on Rails to create its annotation service.
GitHub code repository is built on Ruby on Rails.
Goodreads offers up book recommendations with Rails.
Groupon is looking for a Ruby on Rails back-end engineer.
Hulu has been “built with Ruby on Rails since the beginning”.
Indiegogo runs its independent crowdfunding site on Rails.
Jobster’s Rail-based site helps you find jobs.
Kickstarter uses Ruby on Rails for the backend of its popular crowdfunding service.
LivingSocial is looking for a Ruby on Rails QA engineer.
Lumosity shares its Rails experience on its engineering blog.
MyFitnessPal lets you track and share your fitness stats with Rails.
Pixlr is looking for a senior dev ops engineer with Ruby automating skills.
Scribd has “the #2 largest Rails site on the web”.
SeeClickFix is looking for a full-stack Ruby/Rails engineer for its citizen communication platform.
SlideShare uses Ruby on Rails for its “playground”.
Square is looking for a software engineer who works with Rails, along with other technologies.
Strava is “running on a Rails front end”.
Themeforest is in the top 5 Rails sites by traffic.
Twitch’s gaming video site runs on Rails.
33. Urban Dictionary
Urban Dictionary defines the newest words on its Rails site.
34. We Heart It
We Heart It is looking for a Ruby on Rails engineer.
Whitepages is looking for a software engineer to program in Rails.
Yammer “started with a Ruby on Rails app” and still uses Rails today.
Zendesk is looking for a talented Ruby on Rails engineer.
Kelli is our Operations Manager here at Skillcrush. Plus, she's an early alum of Skillcrush 101 who made her career change into tech in her mid-40's! Kelli started with us as our Customer Support Manager and has also taken advanced web development classes and been an organizer in the Helsinki Rails Girls chapter.
In addition to helping the Skillcrush team and our wonderful students, Kelli loves podcasts (especially ones about tech, of course!), Corgis, emojis, and, most of all, catalan-style line dancing – as a true Texan living in Finland would!