SF Ruby on Rails Workshop for Women

Teacher Training

Mon 3/21/2016
Start time: 6:30 pm PDT
End time: 9:00 pm PDT


Fri 3/25/2016
Start time: 6:30 pm PDT
End time: 9:00 pm PDT


Sat 3/26/2016
Start time: 9:00 am PDT
End time: 4:00 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 docs.railsbridge.org.

Click here for more information about class levels in this course!

Workshop Description

This workshop is intended to reach out to women who are interested in learning Ruby on Rails. Men are welcome to attend as guests of female attendees. RailsBridge is emphatically queer and trans friendly.

In this workshop, we'll take you through the process of building a complete web application using Ruby on Rails. By the end of the day, you'll have an application that connects to a database, reads and writes data, and renders html in a browser. If you've never attended a RailsBridge event or used Rails before, please come to the Friday night Installfest. We'll meet up Friday to install all of the software you need, and then spend Saturday learning and writing code. Programmers of all skill levels are welcome and students will be delineated into different classes based on the experience level you choose when you sign up.


Carbon Five is generously providing us with space to use

Workshop Schedule

6:30 - 8:30 pm Installfest
9:30 - 10:00 am Breakfast and Intro
10:00 - 12:30 pm Morning session (with periodic breaks)
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch, and a word from our sponsor
1:30 - 4:00 pm Afternoon session (with more breaks)
4:00 - 4:30 pm Student and Volunteer Retrospectives (so we can get feedback on how it went)
4:30ish After party (see below)

Transportation and Parking

Carbon Five is located near the Montgomery Street BART station. There are several parking lots on 2nd street between Howard and Folsom. Street parking is also available and there is usually a lot of it on a Saturday.

Food and Drinks

Food options are still being finalized, but to help you plan, you can expect something close to the following:
  • Some form of sustenance will be provided Friday night at Installfest, likely an assortment of finger foods.
  • Saturday morning there will be a light breakfast.
  • Saturday afternoon will offer lunch. Vegetarian/Vegan options will be provided.




Kate O’Brien’s Irish Bar & Grill
579 Howard St

12 volunteers!

25 students!

16 waitlisted volunteers!