Ruby on Rails Workshop

Installfest - Required for new students!

Fri 7/20/2018
Start time: 6:00 pm PDT
End time: 8:00 pm PDT

Ruby on Rails Workshop

Sat 7/21/2018
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!

This workshop is intended to reach out to women, people of color and non-binary folks of all programming experience levels who are interested in learning web development with Ruby on Rails! If you are not in an underrepresented group in tech, you're welcome to attend as the 1+ of someone attending who is. 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:


Workshop Schedule

  • 6:30 - 8:30 pm Installfest


  • 9:30 - 10:00 am Breakfast and Intro
  • 10:00 - 12:30 pm Morning session
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
  • 1:30 - 4:00 pm Afternoon session
  • 4:00 - 4:30 pm Student and Volunteer Retrospectives

Transportation and Parking

Carbon Five is located near the Montgomery Street BART station. There are several parking lots on 2nd street between Howard and Folsom. Street parking is also available and there is usually a lot of it on a Saturday.

Food and Drinks

We'll have snacks Friday evening and both breakfast and lunch on Saturday.


Childcare will be provided upon request.


Kate O’Brien’s Irish Bar & Grill
579 Howard St

Organized By:

4 volunteers!

10 students!