Ruby on Rails Outreach Workshop for Women

Installfest + Workshop

Fri 6/8/2012
Start time: 6:00 pm PDT
End time: 6:00 pm PDT

RailsBridge Outreach Workshop is intended to reach out to women 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.

** VOLUNTEERS: do not RSVP on this meetup page. RSVP on the Volunteer meetup instead. Thanks! **

** STUDENTS: read on, all the way to the bottom! **

Friday, June 8th

6pm-9pm: Software InstallFest (REQUIRED) PLEASE plan on being there for more than a few minutes. Things can sometimes go NOT as planned. If you've already got a working install of everything, we still want you to come. Maybe you'll be a great troubleshooter for someone! Or maybe you'll be able to tell a newbie something exciting about what's coming up on Saturday morning. Attend to install, attend to contribute more commmunity

Saturday, June 9th

9:30am-4:30pm: Workshop

5pm: After-party for volunteers & attendees

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/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.

Everyone is welcome to take the workshop as many times as you'd like to. If you have already attended several workshops and are familiar with the install and curriculum, consider volunteering for part (or all) of the weekend. You've got a lot to share by now, believe it or not! And there are many distinctly different roles for volunteers.

** 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) RSVP to this Meetup page

3) [Mac only] If you are bringing a Mac, you must download Xcode to your laptop by 5pm Tuesday June 5th. Here's a page explaining how: Xcode is a very large file that takes 1-3 hours to download, and is only the first step in a more involved setup process. YOU ONLY NEED TO DOWNLOAD THE PACKAGE. INSTALLING IT AND OTHER TOOLS CAN WAIT UNTIL INSTALLFEST. (Though you're welcome to do some/all beforehand. Here's the URL that takes you through the steps )

4) AFTER fulfilling all other requirements, fill out the Registration Form before 5pm on Tuesday June 4th.

You are not officially registered until you've completed all the above steps by 5pm Tuesday.

If you have questions, ideas, or need assistance, please do contact us. We want to make the workshop a great experience for all.