San Mateo RailsBridge Workshop for Women

Installfest + Workshop

Fri 6/29/2012
Start time: 6:00 pm PDT
End time: 6:00 pm PDT

Here's the Plan:

Friday, June 29th, 6pm-9pm: Intros and software installation (REQUIRED). We help you get set up and check your system to ensure you're ready to go. PLEASE plan on being there for at least two hours. Things can sometimes go NOT as planned.

Saturday, June 29th 9:00am-4:30pm: Workshop

5pm: After-party for volunteers & attendees (loc TBD)

**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 for introductions and to install all of the software you need and get you checked off as ready to Rock on Rails! Then we spend Saturday really getting into the meat of the curriculum. 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. has been so generous to provide pizza Friday evening, 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**

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 the first part of the workshop on Friday, June 29. (Xcode is the software that creates a coding environment for you to build your app.) 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 Bill or Mary no later than Tuesday 6/26 at 5 pm! When you have it completed, please add the words "XCode Complete" to your RSVP. If you do not do this you could be dropped! If you do not have a mac, you do not need to do this--please simply add your OS to your meetup RSVP.

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 6/26.

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 everyone.

Organized By:

10 volunteers!

30 students!