Oakland Ruby on Rails Workshop for Women


Fri 11/21/2014
Start time: 6:00 pm PST
End time: 8:00 pm PST


Sat 11/22/2014
Start time: 9:30 am PST
End time: 4:30 pm PST


This is a Ruby on Rails event. The focus will be on developing 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!

Workshop Description

This workshop is intended to reach out to women who are interested in learning Ruby on Rails. Men are welcome to come if you find a woman who wants to learn Ruby on Rails and come together. RailsBridge is emphatically queer and trans* friendly.

In this workshop, we'll take you through building a complete web application using Ruby on Rails. By the end of the day, you'll have an application that connects to a database and reads and writes information. Please come to the Installfest if your laptop is not set up for Ruby on Rails development. We'll meet up on Friday to install all of the software you need, and then spend Saturday learning and writing code. Programmers of all skill levels are welcome. We will have different classes separated by experience level.


Thank you to Monsoon for hosting the workshop at their office. Also, big thanks to them and Open Oakland for providing breakfast and lunch to all our hard-working students! Thanks to Sourcegraph for their generous donation.

Transportation and Parking

Monsoon's offices are located at 350 Frank Ogawa Plaza (near City Hall), and is a two minute walk from the 12th Street BART station. The 350 building is the one closest to 16th St. Street parking is available though you might need to park a few blocks away, and is metered on Saturdays.

Food and Drinks

Breakfast will be bagels and coffee. Lunch TBD.


Childcare will be provided if requested in advance. (You'll have an opportunity to do so when you RSVP!)


Everyone's invited to have a drink together on Saturday after the workshop is done. Location TBD.

12 volunteers!

24 students!

24 waitlisted students!