Welcome to the first Queer Railsbridge Event!Railsbridge
is an educational organization dedicated to addressing diversity in tech. Mainly we do this by throwing free Ruby on Rails workshops, where any woman can come, get her dev environment set up, and learn the basics of web development.
In honor of Pride month, and inspired by the recent Lesbians Who Tech Summit, Railsbridge is hosting a workshop for the queer/LGBTQA women's community, organized by a queer woman (me) and taught by (hopefully, mostly) queer teachers. Registration for *all* women and *all* LGBTQA will open June 11.
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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 on Friday to install all of the software you need, and then spend Saturday 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.
Transportation and Parking
Since the Blurb offices are located at the intersection of the Financial District and Chinatown, we strongly suggest
you use public transportation. Street and garage parking is available, but tends to be difficult and expensive ($40/day).
Food and Drinks
We'll be providing pizza on Friday night, a light bagel-y breakfast and hearty, non-pizza lunch on Saturday.
Let us know in your RSVP you need childcare! If anyone needs it, we'll have someone with us to watch the little one(s) on site.
Everyone's invited to have a drink together on Saturday after the workshop is done. Location TBD.