Ruby on Rails Workshop for Women

TA Training at E-Spark Learning

Tue 12/1/2015
Start time: 6:00 pm CST
End time: 8:30 pm CST


Fri 12/4/2015
Start time: 6:00 pm CST
End time: 9:00 pm CST


Sat 12/5/2015
Start time: 10:00 am CST
End time: 5:30 pm CST


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!

Introduction to Ruby on Rails

Are you interested in learning how to create dynamic web applications? Want to get an in-depth introduction to Ruby on Rails? RailsBridge Chicago is here to help you level up!

This is a free (and fun!) introduction to Ruby on Rails for women and their guests. No programming experience is required and any level of skill is welcome, from total newbies to Rubyists who just want to brush up. We will start from scratch and walk you through the steps to set up a fully-functioning online database app by the end of the day, even if right now you couldn’t tell an app from a tea cosy! You’ll be a regular Grace Hopper in no time.

The workshop takes place over two days at Braintree in the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago. Friday evening you’ll meet your fellow students at installfest, where we’ll help you make sure your computer is set up with all the right tools to jump right in on Saturday morning. Saturday we’ll be coding up a storm from 10am until 5:30pm, after which we will head to an afterparty to celebrate your success!

Is Friday mandatory? Yes, yes it is. What if you've totally got everything installed, you promise? Well, think of how easy it will be on you and the lovely volunteers to get you your "all good!" sticker on Friday when they've got time to review your craftsmanship! In all seriousness, Saturday is a big day and we can't take time away from everyone's coding, so if you're not approved by Saturday morning you might not be able to participate in the workshop.

This event is open to anyone who identifies as a woman. We ask that others only sign up if they are coming as the “guest” of a female attendee (we’ll ask you who you’re coming with on the registration form). Guests must also register for the event. We need to have enough pizza to feed you all!

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter @RailsBridgeChi for more updates!


  • Braintree, workshop host
  • Centro, food sponsor
  • E-Spark Learning, TA training sponsor
  • Dev Bootcamp, afterparty sponsor


We at RailsBridge are firm believers in having free childcare at our events! We are offering childcare during the installfest and workshop -- if you will be needing childcare, please contact us and we will confirm the logistics and details.

Note: Childcare is only during workshop hours and does not extend to the afterparty (children will be welcome there, but no childcare is provided).


We will be going across the street to Dev Bootcamp for food, drinks, music and fun! All ages are welcome.

Questions? Email [email protected]

26 volunteers!

46 students!