Ruby on Rails Outreach Workshop for Women

Installfest + Workshop

Fri 5/11/2012
Start time: 5:30 pm PDT
End time: 5:30 pm PDT

PARKING: If you're driving, the closest and least expensive parking will be St. Mary's Square Garage. Here is a MAP.

Friday, May 11th

6pm-9pm: Software Install Fest (REQUIRED) I know, it's Friday night, but PLEASE plan on being there for more than a few minutes. Things can sometimes go NOT as planned.

Saturday, May12th

9:30am-4:30pm: Workshop

5pm: After-party for volunteers & attendees

**IMPORTANT**Please read to the bottom of this message**

This workshop is intended to reach out to women (and men) who are interested in learning Ruby on Rails. Men are welcome to attend if you bring a woman who wants to learn Ruby on Rails too.

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.

If you have already attended several workshops and are familiar with the install and curriculum, won't you please consider volunteering? We can always use people for check in, logistics and to help teach.

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/his own laptop and power supply.

We'll have pizza Friday night during the Installfest, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Vegetarian options will be available. If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know on the Registration Form linked below.

**Anyone interested in volunteering as a teacher, TA, or with logistics, you do not need to RSVP to this meetup. RSVP on the Volunteer meetup instead**

Because Railsbridge workshops are super awesome, open spots are in high demand and get filled up very quickly. While we realize that life happens, we want to minimize no-shows just as much as we want to ensure that we have enough volunteer instructors and TAs to go around. If you have already taken the workshop several times, please wait to RSVP to let newbies get in.

It's necessary to do ALL of the following to complete registration:

1) Confirm that the email address you have listed in Meetup is actually one that you check on a regular basis. (We'll be sending updates, notifications, and to-dos prior to the event, and you'll lose your spot if you fail to respond in a timely manner.)

2) If you have a Mac, you must install Xcode on your laptop before coming to Installfest on Friday, May 11. (Xcode is the software that creates a coding environment for you to tinker with during the workshop.) Xcode is a very large file that takes 2-3 hours to download, and only one the first step in a more involved setup process. **If you need help, please contact Rodrigo or Mary no later than Tuesday 5/8 at 5 pm! When you have it completed, please add the words "XCode Complete" to your RSVP. If you fail to do this, you may be dropped. If you are on the wait list and are serious about attending, please do this too--your chances are good of getting in. Those of you that have it done will take precedence over those who have not.

3) Fill out the Registration Form, which will provide us with details about your operating system, the type and level of programming experience you have, and whether you will need childcare. (This info helps us create a workshop that meets your needs.) You must fill out the Registration Form before 5pm on Tuesday 5/8.

If you have questions or ideas for us, please get in touch. We want to hear how to make the workshop a great experience for all.

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28 volunteers!

28 students!