San Diego Railsbridge Workshop for Women


Fri 4/1/2016
Start time: 6:00 pm PDT
End time: 8:00 pm PDT

Volunteer Info Session - Moved to Installfest!

Fri 4/1/2016
Start time: 7:30 pm PDT
End time: 8:00 pm PDT


Sun 4/3/2016
Start time: 9:30 am PDT
End time: 4:30 pm PDT


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!

Workshop Description

San Diego RailsBridge Workshop for Women is a day and a half FREE workshop that will take students 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 Friday night to install all of the software you need, and then spend Sunday, the workshop day learning and writing code.

RailsBridge workshops focus on providing opportunities for under-represented populations in tech. This is an Outreach to Women Workshop. It is emphatically LGBTQQIP2SAA friendly. If you are not a member of an underrepresented group, you can attend as a student if you're the guest of someone who is a member of the workshop's target population. The workshop provides an opportunity for you to participate in outreach efforts and encourage someone to attend with you who might not otherwise come.

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Transportation and Parking

Parking around Little Italy on Friday evenings can be a little congested. We advise students to carpool, take public transportation, or UBER whenever possible!

If you are driving, here are some good parking options:

  • There is street parking around the area
    • Friday evening street parking is FREE after 6pm
    • Sunday street parking is FREE all day!

  • There are 2 smallish pay lots on either side of the DeskHub building
    • the 1st is just before the building on India Street
    • the 2nd is on Ivy Street (make a right on Ivy from India St and lot is on the right)

  • There is a (very) large pay parking structure on the corner of Kettner and Cedar St (entrance on Kettner), just an 8 minute walk away from Deskhub!
  • Food and Drinks

    Food and drink will be provided. There will be pizza and beer Friday night for the Installfest. A light breakfast (probably bagels) and coffee as well as full lunch will be provided on Sunday.


    On-site childcare will be available if people need it. Please indicate that you require child care when you sign up so arrangements are made. You will need to bring any food, drink, toys, supplies, etc. you need for your child or children.


    Volunteers and students are welcome to join us after the workshop on Sunday for a drink and some shared appetizers. Location TBD.