Ruby on Rails Outreach Workshop for Women

Installfest + Workshop

Fri 10/22/2010
Start time: 6:30 pm PDT
End time: 6:30 pm PDT

Friday October 22, 6:30-9pm (REQUIRED): software install fest
Saturday October 23: 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. Men are welcome to come; please find the woman/mature-female in your life who wants to learn Ruby and Rails and who will register then bring you as a guest.

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:

Engine Yard is located on 3rd, off of South Park below Bryant. They are wheelchair accessible and safe place inside the office are available for bikes

Curtis Schofield and Karen Zeller

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 Install Fest day to install all of the software you need, and then spend workshop day 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 his or her own computer.

When you RSVP you'll be asked a few question about your operating system, level and type of programming experience, and whether you will be bringing any children. We will plan for a playgroup on site if you're bringing a child.

Snacks will be provided Friday evening and lunch will be provided for free thanks to our gracious hosts at Engine Yard.

If you have questions or ideas for us, the best way to get in touch is to send a message to the organizers.

27 volunteers!

14 students!