Ruby on Rails Workshop for Women


Fri 1/16/2015
Start time: 6:00 pm PST
End time: 8:00 pm PST


Sat 1/17/2015
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

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.


9:30-10:00am: check-in, breakfast

10:00-10:15am: opening talk, sort students into classes

10:15-12:00pm: code

12:00-1:00pm: lunch break

1:00-3:45pm: code

3:45-4:30pm: closing talk, retros



Transportation and Parking

5 walk from Montgomery St. BART station.

Food and Drinks

We'll have dinner Friday night during the Installfest and breakfast and lunch on Saturday.




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

17 volunteers!

18 students!

50 waitlisted students!