Ruby on Rails Outreach Workshop for Women

Installfest + Workshop

Sat 2/27/2010
Start time: 9:00 am PST
End time: 9:00 am PST

This workshop will be in SF at the Microsoft offices at 835 Market St, 7th floor, right above the Powell St MUNI/BART station.

Friday February 26th, 6-9pm (REQUIRED): software install fest
Saturday February 27th:
9:30am-4pm: workshop
5pm: after-party for volunteers & attendees, location TBA

This workshop is intended to reach out to women who are new to Ruby and Rails. To register, you must identify as a woman. Men, you are welcome to come if you find a woman who wants to learn Ruby and Rails who will register and bring you as a guest.

In this workshop, we'll take you through building a complete web application using Ruby on Rails. By the end of the workshop, you'll have an application on the internet that connects to a database and reads and writes information. We'll meet up Friday evening to install all of the software you need, and then spend Saturday learning and writing code.

Total programming novices, system administrators, developers in other languages, and folks who attended our previous workshops are all welcome. We'll have 5-7 different classes separated by experience level. Each participant needs to bring their own computer.

When you RSVP you'll be asked a few question about your operating system, level of experience and whether you have kids. Childcare and private space for nursing or pumping is available -- just let us know.

We are looking for additional volunteers, both folks who know Ruby on Rails to TA and people who are willing to help with logistics. Please sign up here

If you have questions or ideas for is, the best way to get in touch is to email rubyworkshop at gmail dot com.

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16 volunteers!

27 students!