RailsBridge: Intro to Programming, Ruby and Rails


Fri 2/28/2014
Start time: 6:00 pm EST
End time: 8:00 pm EST


Sat 3/1/2014
Start time: 9:00 am EST
End time: 4:00 pm EST


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

Interested in learning how to program? Want to build your own web application? Never written a line of code before and are a little intimidated by nerds? There's no need to be! RailsBridge is a friendly place to get together and learn how to write some code.

We'll start with the InstallFest on Friday night and make sure you have everything you need on your computer. If you can make it through the InstallFest process on your own, you don't need to come Friday night.

Saturday, we'll start with an introduction to programming so you can get the basic concepts, and then we'll dive into building a web application!

And if you sign up but don't get the confirmation email, check your spam folder!

Things to Consider

We've "sold out" both events so far only to have people not show up or cancel at the very last minute. That makes it really hard on the folks on the waitlist who don't get bumped up until the last minute and can't make it and means we can't get everyone in who wants to attend. We work really hard to put these events on and we'd love it if the people who sign up show up, or at least cancel with enough notice that folks on the wait list have enough notice to make it.


You'll need the following things to be able to successfully participate in RailsBridge:

  • A reasonably up to date laptop running Windows, OS X or Linux
  • The power cord for that laptop
  • A little patience
  • A little curiosity
  • A way to get to the Coastal Georgia Center!


A huge thank you to our sponsors who are giving of both their money and time to make this event free for everybody!

Transportation and Parking

Parking for patrons in the Coastal Georgia Center Parking lots is free, and a parking pass is not needed. If the upper and lower Coastal Georgia Center parking lots are full, free parking is available in the overflow lot just across West Boundary Street from the Coastal Georgia Center lower parking lot.

Parking is also available in the adjacent Savannah Visitor Information Center lot where the first hour is free and additional hours, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. when the parking lot closes are $1 each.

Food and Drinks

We'll have snacks for the InstallFest and breakfast, lunch and snacks on Saturday, so come with both an appetite for learning and one for food!


We will definitely have an after party, even if we all just decide to go somewhere afterwards. We're still working out the details for this, so stay tuned!