The community around Ruby on Rails is full of nice people who
want to help others learn. Become a part of the family, learn from
others, and give something back when you can.
Ruby on Rails Talk is where
Rails users come to seek help, announce projects, and discuss
all kind of matters surrounding the framework and the community. If you’re working on a patch,
you can raise issues on the core list.
Finally, there’s the security
announcement list for critical patches.
Sometimes it’s just easier to get help or discuss matters
in real time. The #rubyonrails channel on irc.freenode.net
allows for just that. Try #rails-contrib if you want help or discuss your
patch to Rails itself.