RailsBridge NYC - September Workshop


Fri 9/9/2016
Start time: 6:00 pm EDT
End time: 9:00 pm EDT

Teacher Training

Fri 9/9/2016
Start time: 6:00 pm EDT
End time: 9:00 pm EDT


Sat 9/10/2016
Start time: 9:00 am EDT
End time: 5:00 pm EDT


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 come if you find a woman who wants to learn Ruby on Rails and come together. RailsBridge is emphatically queer and trans* friendly.

In this workshop, we'll take you through 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 and reads and writes information. Please note that Installfest is required for participation in this workshop. We'll meet up on Friday to install all of the software you need, and then spend Saturday learning and writing code. Programmers of all skill levels are welcome. We will have different classes separated by experience level (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced).

We're trying something new!

Been to our workshop before? We're switching our workshops and experimenting with a new type of Installfest that will use Vagrant instead of our regular environment set up. It's extremely important that if you sign up to attend this workshop that you can attend both the Installfest and the entire workshop the next day. Also, for any new volunteers our Teacher Training will be held in conjunction with our Installfest. Anyone with previous volunteering experience can help with Installfest or the Teacher Training as they choose.


Dev Bootcamp
Dev Bootcamp is the first short-term, immersive bootcamp that transforms beginners into full-stack web developers in 19 weeks (9 weeks remote part-time + 9 weeks on-site full time + 1 week career prep).

New York Code + Design Academy
The New York Code + Design Academy offers full-time and part-time classes in web and mobile app development for both beginners and experienced developers, and is known for its small class sizes and supportive environment. Gain valuable instruction from working developers, build projects, and join our global community of designers & developers. Our courses are accessible for beginner, intermediate and advanced programmers. It's our goal to make you feel comfortable so that you can focus on learning. Visit nycda.com to learn more about us and our upcoming events.

XO Group
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Take the [2, 3], [A, C] or [J, Z] to Fulton Street Station.

Food and Drinks

We will have food at the Installfest/Teacher Training, and provide students with breakfast and lunch at the workshop.
Note - We will try our best to accommodate vegan and gluten-free diets, but we cannot guarantee it.


If you are interested in childcare, please respond to us by September 7th, 2016. After that, we will NOT be able to accommodate new childcare requests.


We will have a short party after the event with light refreshments, so please join us and network with our sponsors and fellow attendees!