RailsBridge San Francisco - A Coding Workshop for Women!


Fri 6/24/2016
Start time: 6:00 pm PDT
End time: 9:00 pm PDT


Sat 6/25/2016
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 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 and non-binary people whom are interested in learning web development!

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.


Dev Bootcamp, the original coding bootcamp, is generously providing us with space to use and sustenance to keep our caffeine and blood-sugar levels in the safe zone.

Transportation and Parking

The closest BART stop is Montgomery. It is about half a mile from DBC. Walk away from Market (southeast) on 2nd street and take a right onto Folsom. Dev Bootcamp is the red building on the left. When you arrive, look for someone who looks like they're looking for you, and say "RailsBridge?". If the response is "Welcome!", you've found the right person. If the response is confusion, look around for someone else :)
Street parking is available, but city parking is fairly scarce; public transportation is recommended. There is also a bike rack right in front of the building. However there is no secure bike parking. So lock it up good!

Food and Drinks

  • 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 comprised of fruit, yogurt, pastries, juice, and/or coffee.
  • Saturday afternoon will be an assortment of middle eastern mezze (think 'tapas') such as hummus, falafel, savory phyllo pastries, stuffed grape leaves, tabouleh, etc. Vegan/vegetarian/dairy-free/gluten-free dietary needs will be accounted for.


6:00 PM - 9:00 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)


Childcare will be provided upon request, please e-mail the organizer Jason to set it up!


The afterparty will be held at the nearby Thirsty Bear Brewery , 661 Howard Street. We'll head over after the retrospectives (around 4:30ish), and the first pitcher is on us! This is a great time for volunteers and students to get more acquainted in a less formal environment. All are welcome!