An Introductory course to Ruby on Rails for students and new programmers!
Have you considered programming, but just don't know where to start? Have you tried programming but it was just too daunting, and you need a helping hand? Come on out to Rails Bridge and work with a group of awesome volunteers who are excited to help get you started down this incredible career path!
NO previous experience is necessary!
This workshop is intended for members of under-represented groups in tech, such as women and racial minorities. Bonus points if you're new to programming, changing careers, or a young adult. If you're not a member of a group that's under-represented in tech, you are welcome to attend as the guest of someone who is!
The Plan :
We'll start with the InstallFest on Friday night and make sure you have everything you need on your computer. If you can make it through the InstallFest process on your own, you don't need to come Friday night.
Saturday, we'll begin with an introduction to programming in Ruby, and some basic concepts, and then we'll dive straight into building a web application! By the end of the class, you'll have built and deployed a simple web application!
Sponsored byThe Knoxville Entrepreneur's Center
Parking is available in the Market Square or State Street Garages in downtown Knoxville.
Donuts, Lunch, and Snacks will be provided on Saturday. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.
After the class is completed and the KEC is cleaned up, Volunteers and Students may mingle and move over to one of the restaurants around Market Square for questions, drinks, and food. We'll decide based on interest after class!
Be sure to review the curriculum before the workshop. We have several curricula available at http://docs.railsbridge.org. Contact one of the organizers with any questions.
All students must bring their own laptop and powercord. (Mac or PC welcomed)
Since bandwidth is usually at a premium during the Installfest, please download RailsInstaller (for PCs and most Mac installations) or XCode (if you're going that route).
You can find more information on what to download by getting started with the Installfest instructions: http://docs.railsbridge.org/installfest