RailsBridge Workshop at thoughtbot SF


Fri 8/23/2013
Start time: 6:30 pm PDT
End time: 9:00 pm PDT


Sat 8/24/2013
Start time: 10:00 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 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 (and men) 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.

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 on Friday 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 different classes separated by experience level. Each participant needs to bring her own laptop and power supply.

When you RSVP you'll be asked a few question about your operating system, level and type of programming experience, and whether you will require childcare. (Please let us know during registration or before the event if you need childcare- if no one indicates that they need childcare before the event, we will not make arrangements to provide it.)

If you have questions or ideas for us, the best way to get in touch is to email the organizers: [email protected]

Location and Sponsors

85 2nd Street
Suite 700
San Francisco, CA

Transportation and Parking

Limited parking in the area, but there are some meters. Montgomery St BART/Muni stop is 1 block away. People can bring their bikes into the office if they would like to bike.

Food and Drinks

We'll have pizza Friday night during the install fest and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Vegetarian options will be available.


We will provide childcare if anyone needs it. Just let us know ahead of time.


We will have provide the chance to have a drink and socialize after the workshop at a bar nearby! Details TBD.