Railsbridge: Women's Ruby and Ruby On Rails Workshop (Boulder)

  • September 5, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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If you want to learn Ruby on Rails, this is the place!

 

Friday, September 5th, 6:00-9pm (REQUIRED): software install fest
Saturday September 6th: 9:30am-4pm: workshop

4:30pm: after-party for volunteers & attendees, location TBA

This workshop is intended to reach out to women who are new to Ruby and Rails. If you are a man who would like to attend, please find the woman in your life who wants to learn Ruby and Rails so she can sign up and bring you as her guest. If you are a guy registering, please make sure you let us know who you are coming as a guest of.

Total programming novices, system administrators, developers in other languages, and folks who attended our previous workshops and need a refresher are all welcome. We'll have different groups separated by experience level. Each participant needs to bring his or her own laptop to work on.

The workshop is FREE of charge!

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 for Install Fest on Friday to install all of the software you need, and then spend workshop day learning and writing code. You must attend the Install Fest on Friday so we can all get working on our Rails project first thing Saturday.

When you RSVP you'll be asked a few question about your laptop operating system, level and type of programming experience, and whether you will be bringing any children. If possible we prefer to find other arrangements but let us know in the questionnaire if you need to bring children and we'll sort something out.

HUGE thanks to our sponsors! Galvanize is sponsoring the location and lunch for the event. Start Up Colorado is sponsoring the dinner for Installfest. SendGrid is sponsoring breakfast on Saturday. 

TA's & Volunteers: If you would like to help at the event, please don't RSVP as a regular attendee. Please email Kinsey if you'd like to volunteer. ([masked]).

Please Note: We emphatically support transgender attendees and are queer-friendly. If you have any questions, email [masked]. Thanks!

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  • LeslieM

    Thank you very much for the opportunity of exploring ruby and for excellent organization and help provided by all the instructors. I hope to see you all in the future.

    September 9

  • Nancy

    Thank you to all the great people who made this event possible. You are all amazing! Thank you also for the meeting space and for the food throughout the workshop. What a wonderful community you have! It's another gem. :)

    1 · September 9

  • Erica P.

    Thanks so much for everything! I had a blast learning and meeting so many great people!

    September 8

  • Rachel M.

    Agreed! Thank you to all the organizers, volunteers, and sponsors. Feel like I learned a lot and had so much fun!

    September 8

  • Deb P.

    Excellent! And in beautiful Boulder Galvanize surroundings! Thanks for all your hard work!

    September 7

  • Natalie G.

    Excellent!!!!

    September 7

  • Natalie G.

    Excellent!!!!

    September 7

  • Rylee

    Just a reminder: While the official start time tomorrow is listed as 9:30, we're planning to have mingle/coffee time starting around 9ish. See you all soon! :)

    September 5

  • Miriam M.

    I was just told about this event this evening, and I'd love to join tomorrow! I've started off learning Ruby through Tealeaf Academy - I don't know if it would be too late for me to attend as I expect I have most components already installed.

    September 5

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really wish I could participate. I have a prior appointment for Saturday morning. Hope you run another workshop like this!!

    September 5

  • amdev

    Rylee,
    I need to cancel my spot. The laptop had a accident and broke track board. It won't be repaired in time for the ROR workshop. Thanks.
    D Veal

    September 5

  • Jean C.

    Opening my spot as well...childcare cancelation. Planning to attend sept 24th session.

    September 5

  • Lou P.

    I have a conflict Friday evening, but I already have Sublime, Postgres93, Gitx installed on my Mac. Can you tell me what will be installed on Friday evening? Would it be better for me to sign up for the Rocky Mtn Ruby Counference instead if I can't make Install Fest?

    August 30, 2014

    • Kinsey A.

      Hey Lou, we prefer to have you attend the Friday night installfest. If you cannot make it, I would be more than happy to make sure you have everything installed correctly via Skype/Hangouts. Can you go through the installfest on your own beforehand?

      September 4

    • Lou P.

      Kinsey Ann, I've rearranged my plans and will be at Installfest tonight. See you then.

      September 5

  • Kaitlyn M.

    Hi,
    Unfortunately I had a conflict come up this week, and I won't be able to attend.
    I'll keep an eye out for when this is happening again. Thanks!

    1 · September 4

  • Deb P.

    Hi, I signed up for the Rocky Mountain Ruby 2014 Conference September 24-26 and noticed they have another Railsbridge on September 25th. Is the content going to be the same as this one?

    August 22, 2014

    • Kinsey A.

      Yes, it is the same curriculum. There is plenty to learn, though so feel free to do both!

      August 24, 2014

  • Sarah S.

    Hello there!
    So....I just signed up today and have been notified I'm now on the waitlist.
    Will there be a date set in which waitlist folks will be notified if our status has changed so we can plan accordingly for transportation and such?
    Thank you.

    August 19, 2014

    • Rylee

      Hi Sarah! People from the waitlist are automatically added to the Yes/Confirmed list on a rolling basis, so I'd plan on attending. (As people who already RSVPed change plans and take themselves off the event, their spot opens up and the top person on the wait list, currently you, gets their spot. This happens regularly, so you should get a confirmation email before too long.) See you there! :)

      1 · August 20, 2014

    • Sarah S.

      Thanks for the info, Rylee. I'll be there!

      August 21, 2014

  • Kim C.

    I have a conflict, so won't be able to attend :(
    I look forward to the next time you all host this in the Boulder area! :)

    August 20, 2014

  • Anne

    Hey ladies... I live in Denver and don't have a car. Anyone want to carpool??

    July 27, 2014

    • Anne

      That would be fantastic, Nancy! Let's take this offline. Will you email me at [masked]?

      August 6, 2014

    • Nancy

      Yes - will send you an email :)

      August 7, 2014

  • Dee D.

    I recommend Ryan for the Railsbridge workshop.

    1 · August 6, 2014

  • Rylee

    Reminder: If you didn't filled out the RSVP survey questions when you first RSVPed, please edit your RSVP now to do so. We'll need that information as we plan the event. Thanks!!!

    July 31, 2014

    • Rylee

      On the meetup event page (this page), if you already RSVPed, you should see a green box in the upper right that says "Your RSVP: YES" with a "change" link below it. You can click the change button to pop-up the window that will include the first question, then click next to go through each of the other questions. Let me know if that doesn't work for you?

      July 31, 2014

    • Rylee

      (Those are the steps if you're on the webpage)

      July 31, 2014

  • Kinsey A.

    Hey ladies, Rocky Mountain Ruby is coming up! They are offering scholarships, so apply for one and go for free! You will, also, be paired with a mentor for the duration of the conf. Let me know if you have any questions and here is the link to the application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1g1nP_XVAMm06KyxiwBmtkWhU2p7juUPRJj9cNzpz5yU/viewform

    3 · July 28, 2014

    • Rachel M.

      Hi Kinsey, I have a ticket to Rocky Mountain Ruby but I was wondering if there was a way to be paired with a mentor?

      1 · July 28, 2014

    • Kinsey A.

      Hey Rachel, can you email me? [masked]. We will get something worked out!

      July 29, 2014

  • Anne

    This may seem like a silly question, but is this in Denver or Boulder?

    July 26, 2014

    • Anne

      Okay thanks. The address info is incorrect -- it says Denver.

      July 27, 2014

    • Kinsey A.

      Thanks! Yeah, it had a Boulder address and Denver as city. Thank you for pointing that out...

      July 27, 2014

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