Ruby on Rails Outreach Workshop For Women

Volunteer Training

Tue 11/5/2013
Start time: 6:30 pm EST
End time: 8:30 pm EST
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Installfest

Fri 11/8/2013
Start time: 7:00 pm EST
End time: 9:00 pm EST
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Workshop

Sat 11/9/2013
Start time: 9:00 am EST
End time: 5:00 pm EST
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Course

This is a Ruby on Rails event. The focus will be on developing functional web apps and programming in Ruby. You can find all the curriculum materials at docs.railsbridge.org.

Click here for more information about class levels in this course!

Description

The course presented by Railsbridge NYC and Code Crew is for women who want to learn Ruby on Rails in a friendly and warm environment. The event will be broken up into two days of instruction and all experience levels are welcomed.

Volunteer Training

6:30pm – 8:30pm Tuesday, November 5th

Location: Gilt (2 Park Ave., 5th Floor, New York, NY)

Please note location

If you are volunteering, please attend this orientation meeting so that we can meet you and help you become familiar with the course material. We will also assign tasks and work through the plan for the days.

Installfest

Location: General Assembly - 902 Broadway 4th floor

7:00 - 9:00pm Friday, November 8th

Friday night will be the Installfest to make sure that your machine is ready to ride come Saturday. We will make sure Ruby and Rails is installed and your development environment is sufficient for you to build your first application.

Workshop

Location: General Assembly - 902 Broadway 4th floor

9:00am - 5:00pm Saturday, November 9th

In this workshop, we'll take you through the steps to build a web application. We'll have different classes depending on experience level. Total novices can start with an Intro to Programming, while experienced programmers can jump right into Ruby and Rails. By the end of the workshop, you'll have an application on the internet that connects to a database and reads and writes information.

Handybook Sponsored After Party

Location: Handybook - 134 W 29th st, 5th floor

6:00pm - 8:00pm Saturday, November 9th

After students have successfully concluded the workshop we will head over to Handybook for 2 hours of open bar, appetizers and lots of other good stuff!!!

Student Checklist

Each participant needs to bring their own laptop.

If you have a Mac, download and install Xcode on your laptop before coming to Installfest on Friday. (Xcode is the software that creates a coding environment for you to tinker with during the workshop.) Xcode is a very large file that takes 2-3 hours to download and cannot be done at the Installfest.
http://installfest.railsbridge.org/installfest/install_xcode

Download the version of RailsInstaller that is right for your machine. This is not as download-intensive as Xcode, but it is still wise to download ahead of the Installfest on Friday.

http://www.railsinstaller.org/

23 volunteers!

42 students!

38 waitlisted!