SF Ruby on Rails Workshop for Women


Fri 8/21/2015
Start time: 6:00 pm PDT
End time: 8:00 pm PDT

Ruby on Rails Workshop

Sat 8/22/2015
Start time: 9:30 am PDT
End time: 4:30 pm PDT


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.

Saturday's Workshop Schedule

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, announcements & retros


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Transportation and Parking

Instacart is accessible from Montgomery BART/MUNI and 2nd/King Caltrain.

The Instacart office has bike parking.

There is metered car parking on the street and a paid parking lot at 2nd and Howard.

Food and Drinks

Breakfast includes bagels and coffee. Lunch will be provided including vegetarian and gluten-free options.


Childcare will be not be provided for this workshop due to space constraints.


Everyone's invited to have a drink together on Saturday after the workshop at 21st Amendment, right around the corner from Instacart (they have food there too!).