The Ruby programming language has become a favorite in the startup world for rapidly creating new websites and web applications. It's also a Chicago favorite, as the popular Ruby on Rails web framework was actually created here! Ruby is a fun, easy to grasp language, as it contains a lot of English-like syntax. Jay Wengrow will teach the essentials of programming using Ruby, and if you follow along on your laptop, you'll have built your first Ruby program! The presentation will conclude with further resources for those seeking to develop their Ruby skills further.
This is our inaugural meetup, and you'll get to network with like minded individuals who want to learn to code as well as professional software developers who are happy to lend a hand.
I'd also like to send a big thanks to Workbridge Associates who will be generously hosting us as well as providing light refreshments.
NOTE: You'll get more out of the program if you can bring a laptop. If you can, also sign up for a free account at http://nitrous.io before the meetup, as we'll be using it as an environment for developing our Ruby program.