I recently discovered the CT Ruby on Rails Meetup Group while searching for a local Ruby and Ruby on Rails group. I had discovered the MetroWest Ruby Meetup Group a while back but never can seem to get the time to get to a meeting.
I have not gone to a CT Ruby on Rails Meetup yet but I plan to on the next meeting, May 10. I will report back how the meeting goes. I spoke to one of the members and the first couple meet ups have been laid back with folks meeting at Panera Bread in Manchester, CT. I think there is a need to have a location for demos and speakers, but we will see.
The founder of the group is Theron Parlin who is involved with HappyCodr, a Ruby on Rails application showcase site and Geezeo, a personal finance site also developed in Rails. So it looks like the group is for real.