Ruby on Rails Outreach Workshop for Women

Installfest + Workshop

Fri 7/20/2012
Start time: 6:00 pm PDT
End time: 6:00 pm PDT

Friday, July 20

6pm-9pm: Software Install Fest (REQUIRED)

Please plan on being there for 30-60 minutes to get all software installed. Installation can be the trickiest part of the whole workshop and we want all students to hit the ground running when the teaching begins Saturday morning!

Saturday, July 21

9:30am-4:30pm: Workshop

5pm: After-party for volunteers & attendees

Transportation: If you're biking, there are racks outside and an indoor bike room. If you're BARTing, Civic Center is the closest stop. If you're driving, you can park at SOMA Grand Parking at 1160 Mission between 7th & 8th ($10/day).

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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.

We'll meet up on Friday to install all of the software you need, and then spend Saturday learning and writing code. Total 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 their 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.

If you have already taken the workshop several times, please wait to RSVP to let newbies get in. 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 (RSVP on the Volunteer meetup).

Because Railsbridge workshops are super awesome, open spots are in high demand and get filled up very quickly. While we realize that life happens, we want to minimize no-shows and ensure that we have enough volunteer instructors and TAs to go around.

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, download and install Xcode on your laptop before coming to Installfest on Friday, July 20. (Xcode is the software that creates a coding environment for you to tinker with during the workshop.) Xcode is a very large file that takes 2-3 hours to download. When you have it completed, please add the words "XCode Complete" to your RSVP. If you fail to do this, you may be dropped. If you are on the wait list, please do this too--your chances are good of getting in. Those of you that have it done will take precedence over those who have not.

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 Wednesday 7/17.

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 all.

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