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October RailsBridge Workshop

  • Oct 26, 2012 · 7:00 PM

This workshop is intended to reach out to women developers who are new to Ruby and Rails. To register, you must identify as a woman. Men, you are welcome to come *if* you are a guest of a woman who has registered for the class.

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 Friday night to install all of the software you need, and then spend the Saturday workshop day learning and writing code.

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 her own laptop to work on.

Friday installfest from 6 - 9 p.m. is mandatory.

It's a crucial part of the weekend, even if you’ve already gone through the instructions independently.

There are a ton of moving parts when setting up a development environment, and the reason that we’re able to get through the curriculum on Saturday is that every single student has had their dev environment checked and has been awarded a sticker for their successes. There are also enough changing parts that even if you’ve been to a workshop in the past, you should attend the Installfest to get re-verified, because this stuff changes almost constantly.

Saturday workshop runs from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. with a party following.

Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided both days free of charge thanks to our awesome sponsors.


Interested in helping a fabulous group of women learn Ruby on Rails? Volunteer as a Teaching Assistant or event co-organizer. Email us via the "contact us" link.


We also have limited openings for additional event sponsors. Email us via the "contact us" link.

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  • Marilyn W.

    Great! What an amazing experience.

    October 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow! I learned so much! Thanks to everyone who hosted/sponsored this event -- I"ll definitely be attending more in the future.

    October 27, 2012

  • Jason N.

    Laura, Gnip is at 10th and Walnut. If you're coming into Boulder on 36, I would turn left on Canyon Blvd, then turn right on 9th st. Take an immediate right on Walnut St and there is a parking garage on the right about half way down the block. After parking, head south to 11th St. There is an alley way between Walnut and Canyon that leads to the Gnip office. Google map:

    October 26, 2012

    • Jason N.

      *head east to 11th St

      October 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm coming up from Denver, could anyone give me advice on where it would be best to park my car?

    October 26, 2012

  • Desi

    Raymond, there will not be iMac's at the event.

    October 25, 2012

  • Christine

    Looking forward to it!

    October 24, 2012

  • Raymond A.

    Will there be IMacs at the event? At Davinci Coders, I use a Mac Mini that I thunderbolt into an IMac. Otherwise, I can bring a monitor. Thanks!

    October 24, 2012

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