Railsbridge: Intro to Ruby on Rails Workshop


Fri 3/14/2014
Start time: 6:30 pm PDT
End time: 9:00 pm PDT

Intro to Ruby on Rails Workshop

Sat 3/15/2014
Start time: 9:00 am PDT
End time: 5:00 pm PDT

Railsbridge Afterparty

Sat 3/15/2014
Start time: 6:00 pm PDT
End time: 9:00 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

In this workshop, we'll take you through building a complete web application using Ruby on Rails. Depending on your class level, you will have developed 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.


  • Friday, 18:00 - 21:00 --- Installfest (optional if your environment is already set up)
  • Saturday, 09:00 - 09:45 --- Breakfast and Socializing (optional)
  • 09:45 - 10:15 --- Intro Presentation
  • 10:15 - 11:15 --- Session One
  • 11:30 - 12:30 --- Session Two
  • 12:30 - 13:30 --- LUNCH! (see below)
  • 13:30 - 14:45 --- Session Three
  • 15:00 - 16:15 --- Session Four
  • 16:15 - 17:00 --- Wrapup, Final Questions, Workshop Retrospectives
  • 17:00 --- Afterparty (see below)


Our lovely host, Blurb, and the wonderful people at Railsbridge

Transportation and Parking

There are parking lots nearby, though as it's in downtown SF, driving may not be the wisest decision. As for public transportation, you can take BART to the Montgomery station. Then, walk north to California St (about 4 blocks) and west to Kearny (1 block). Railsbridge will be on your right at that intersection.

Food and Drinks

Friday: Pizza from Pizza Orgasmica, non-alcoholic beverages provided

Saturday Morning: The usual fare; bagels and coffee courtesy of Noah's Bagels

Saturday Lunch:

Grilled Chicken Banh Mi
Grilled five spice chicken, caramel aioli, onions, pickled carrots, daikon, jalapenos, cucumbers and cilantro

Juicy Steak Banh Mi
Grilled steak, lime pepper aioli, lotus root relish, onion, pickled carrot, daikon, jalapenos, cucumber, cilantro and crispy shallots

Bun Mee Combo Banh Mi
Grilled lemongrass Kurobuta pork, pate de campagne, mortadella, garlic aioli, onion, pickled carrot, daikon, jalapeno, cucumber and cilantro

Gluten-Free Pork Wrap
Garlic mayonnaise, brown rice, sriracha, pork, pickled carrot and daikon, cucumber, onion, jalapeno and cilantro, wrapped in rice paper
Note: Make Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free

Crispy Tofu Banh Mi
Fried tamari-marinaded tofu, vegenaise, shaved onion, jalapeno, vegan cauliflower relish, pickled carrots, daikon, perilla and crispy shallots
Note: Reserved for Vegan employee

Mamma Tran's Crispy Egg Rolls
Ground pork, woodear mushrooms, glass noodles, shredded carrots, and onions, with nuoc cham dipping sauce

Vegan Mango Sesame Salad


Send me an email at [email protected] if you will need childcare services.


There will be an afterparty Saturday after the workshop. There's no pressure to drink, but it will still be a great opportunity to network and have some fun.