RailsBridge Chicago

TA Training Session

Mon 12/1/2014
Start time: 6:00 pm CST
End time: 8:00 pm CST


Fri 12/5/2014
Start time: 6:00 pm CST
End time: 9:00 pm CST


Sat 12/6/2014
Start time: 9:00 am CST
End time: 5:00 pm CST


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

Are you interested in learning how to create dynamic web applications? Want to get an in-depth introduction to Ruby on Rails? RailsBridge is back in Chicago, ladies, and it's your time to level up!

This is a free introduction to Ruby on Rails for women and their guests. No programming experience is required and any level of skill is welcome. We will start from scratch and walk you through the steps to set up a fully-functioning online database app by the end of the day!

This is a two-day event hosted at local company Brad's Deals. Friday evening we will be hosting an installfest where we will help you make sure you have all of the right things set up on your computer to be able to jump right in on Saturday morning. Saturday we will be coding up a storm from 9am until 5pm, after which we will transfer to a nearby location (TBA) for an after party to celebrate your success!

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @RailsBridgeChi for more updates!


- Brad's Deals, workshop host and breakfast sponsor.
- Dev Bootcamp, afterparty host, providing food and drink
- Hashrocket, lunch sponsor
- Table XI, installfest pizza co-sponsor
- Jellyvision, childcare sponsor
- More TBA!

If your company is interested in sponsoring any of the food or childcare for this event, feel free to send us an email!

Transportation and Parking

Brad's Deals is located at 640 N LaSalle St in Chicago's River North neighborhood. It's close to the red and brown line, and fairly close to the blue line. There is some street/lot parking available, but be prepared for downtown parking prices. (You might want to check out SpotHero)

Food and Drink

We will be providing dinner on Friday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Our afterparty will have light food and drinks.


We will be providing free childcare at the Brad's Deals office on Saturday. Childcare is only during the workshop and does not extend to the afterparty (children will be welcome there, but no childcare is provided).


To celebrate your first Rails applications (waahoooooo!) we will be heading to Dev Bootcamp after the workshop for drinks and light food. Dev Bootcamp is located at 351 W Hubbard, Suite 701, and is just a ten-minute walk from Brad's Deals. All ages are welcome at the afterparty, and we'll have a few fun activities planned as well as some good old mingling.

Dev Bootcamp will also be offering tours of the space and will have staff members and alumni on hand to answer any questions you might have about their program!

25 volunteers!

77 students!

9 waitlisted students!