SF Ruby on Rails Workshop for Women


Fri 8/19/2016
Start time: 6:30 pm PDT
End time: 9:00 pm PDT


Sat 8/20/2016
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!

About This Workshop

This workshop is intended to reach out to women and non-binary people of all programming experience levels who are interested in learning web development with Ruby on Rails! If you are a man, you're welcome to attend as the 1+ of a women or non-binary person attending. We are emphatically queer & trans inclusive!

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.

We'll meet up Friday to install all of the software needed, and then spend Saturday learning and writing code. Programmers of all skill levels are welcome and students will be separated into different classes based on the experience level they choose when signing up.

Rails 5 is here, which means you need at least Ruby 2.2.2! The Installfest is mandatory for all students to make sure that class on Saturday can run smoothly.


Big thanks to Omada Health for hosting & sponsoring this workshop!

Transportation and Parking

The closest BART stop is Embarcadero. There will be bike parking available.

Food and Drinks

Omada Health will generously be sponsoring food and drinks, including some kind of dinner on Friday, breakfast on Saturday morning, and non-pizza lunch on Saturday.


We'll organize a supervised playgroup if anyone needs it — please let us know the names and ages of your children when you RSVP!


We'll be heading to Cafe Prague after the workshop for a drink and socializing!