RailsBridge NYC Winter 2017 Workshop


Fri 2/17/2017
Start time: 6:00 pm EST
End time: 9:00 pm EST


Sat 2/18/2017
Start time: 9:00 am EST
End time: 5:00 pm EST


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

RailsBridge is a weekend workshop geared towards introducing women to Ruby on Rails in a safe and welcoming environment. RailsBridge is emphatically queer, non-binary, 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: 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).


A huge thank you our host and sponsors!

Blue Apron
Blue Apron sends millions of meals to customers with all the pre-measured and perfectly proportioned ingredients they need to prepare delicious and healthy meals at home and introduces their members to new ingredients, flavors, and cooking techniques with seasonally-inspired recipes that are always delicious, fun and easy to prepare.

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).

XO Group
Through our family of brands—The Knot, The Nest and The Bump—we inspire, inform and cheer on our community as they move through life’s most amazing (and stressful!) milestones.

GitHub is how people build software. We’re supporting a community where more than 19 million people learn, share, and work together to build software.


Take the N/R/Q/W, 1/2 or 6, to 23rd St.

Food and Drinks

Food and drinks will be provided!
Dinner will be provided for Installfest Friday night, and breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided on Saturday.
We will do our best to accommodate vegan and gluten-free requests.


If you are interested in childcare, please respond to us by Friday, February 10th, 2017. After that, we will NOT be able to accommodate new childcare requests.


We will have a short party after the event with light refreshments sponsored by Blue Apron. Please join us and network with other volunteers and attendees!

Volunteer Details

Be sure to review the curriculum before the workshop. We have several curricula available at

Student Details

All students need to bring their own laptop and powercord.

Since bandwidth is usually at a premium at the Installfest, please head to our Downloads page on the Docs site to download everything you need for your Operating System: