Ruby on Rails Outreach Workshop for Women

Installfest + Workshop

Fri 3/11/2011
Start time: 6:30 pm PST
End time: 6:30 pm PST

Friday March 11, 6:30-9pm (REQUIRED): software install fest
Saturday March 12: 9:30am-4pm: workshop
5pm: AFTER PARTY! for volunteers & attendees, location TBA

In this workshop, we'll take you through building a complete web application using Ruby on 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. We'll meet up Install Fest day to install all of the software you need, and then spend workshop day learning and writing code.

Total programming novices, system administrators, developers in other languages, and folks who attended our previous workshops are all welcome. We'll have different classes separated by experience level. Each participant needs to bring his or her own computer.

This workshop is intended to reach out to women who are new to Ruby and Rails. Men are welcome to come; please find the woman in your life who wants to learn Ruby and Rails and who will register then bring you as a guest.

When you RSVP you'll be asked a few question about your operating system, level and type of programming experience, and whether you will be bringing any children. We will plan for a playgroup on site if you're bringing a child.

Snacks will be provided Friday evening and lunch will be provided

If you have questions or ideas for us, the best way to get in touch is to send a message to the organizers.

We are looking for additional volunteers! both folks who know Ruby on Rails to TA and people who are willing to help with logistics. Please sign up here:

If the event has filled up already and you want to be on the announce list for future workshops, we have a google group:

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18 volunteers!

14 students!