Ruby on Rails Outreach Workshop for Women

Installfest + Workshop

Fri 1/13/2012
Start time: 6:30 pm PST
End time: 6:30 pm PST


Friday, January 13 (REQUIRED): Software Install Fest


Saturday, January 14: Workshop

10am-4:30pm: Workshop 

5pm: After-party for volunteers & attendees 


This workshop is intended to reach out to women (and men) 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.

In this workshop, we'll take you through building a complete web application using Ruby on Rails. By the end of the workshop, you'll have an application on the internet that connects to a database and reads and writes information. We'll meet up on Friday to install all of the software you need, and then spend Saturday learning and writing code.

Total programming novices, system administrators, developers in other languages, and folks who attended our previous workshops are all welcome. We'll have different classes separated by experience level. Each participant needs to bring her own laptop and power supply.

When you RSVP you'll be asked a few question about your operating system, level and type of programming experience, and whether you will require childcare. (Please let us know during registration or before the event if you need childcare- if no one indicates that they need childcare before the event, we will not make arrangements to provide it.)

We'll have pizza Friday night during the install fest and breakfast and lunch on Saturday.  Vegetarian options will be available. 

**Anyone interested in volunteering as a teacher, TA, or with logistics, you do not need to RSVP to this meetup- there will be a separate meetup posted.**

If you have questions or ideas for us, the best way to get in touch is to send a message to the organizers.