RailsBridge Workshop for Women


Fri 1/30/2015
Start time: 6:00 pm PST
End time: 9:00 pm PST


Sat 1/31/2015
Start time: 9:30 am PST
End time: 4:30 pm PST


Sat 1/31/2015
Start time: 5:00 pm PST
End time: 7:00 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.


We thank Blurb for hosting and sponsoring the event.

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: Irish Bank.


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

28 volunteers!

35 students!

6 waitlisted students!