Ruby on Rails Workshop for Women


Fri 6/23/2017
Start time: 6:00 pm PDT
End time: 8:00 pm PDT

Ruby on Rails Workshop

Sat 6/24/2017
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

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 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 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.

**Rails 5 is here, which means you need at least Ruby 2.2.2! Attending Installfest or carefully verifying your install is current on your own is mandatory for all students to make sure that class on Saturday can run smoothly.**

Steps to verify your install is up-to-date:


Thank you to Stitch Fix for hosting!

Stitch Fix

Transportation and Parking

Stitch Fix is conveniently near the Montgomery Bart/Muni station. Walk up Market and turn left onto Kearny street then the building is just a block and a half down on the right.

Street parking will be hard to find and metered, but there are pay lots nearby.

Food and Drinks

Stitch Fix will provide dinner on Friday and breakfast and 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!

After Party

Everyone's invited to have a drink together on Saturday after the workshop at a nearby bar location TBD!

Saturday Schedule

9:30: check-in, breakfast
10:00: opening talk, sort students into classes
10:15: code
1:00pm: lunch break
2:00: code
4:00: closing talk, announcements & retros
4:45pm-ish: walk over to after party (location TBD) for drinks and decompression!