Denver RailsBridge workshop for women devs

This FREE two day 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.

Our outstanding co-instructors are Desi McAdam (@desi) and Mike Gehard (@mikegehard).

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.

Join or login to comment.

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome great ppl

    December 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was amazing. I learned important Ruby/Ruby on Rails concepts and fundamentals. The team and teachers were very helpful. It was an amazing use of time and I am really happy I was able to go.

    December 2, 2012

  • Jen E.

    I'm so blown away by today's workshop, I never would have guessed I could go from knowing literally nothing to having a real live web app. Thank you SO MUCH to the sponsors, the teachers and the teacher's assistants. The whole thing was organized so well and having enough TAs made a huge difference in our ability to learn. I can't thank you all enough.

    December 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please uncheck if you are unable to make it! I am waitlisted but would love to attend. Best,
    Nicole Poull

    November 27, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      i just let one of my spots go you can have it if you would like

      November 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member


    November 27, 2012

  • Deb P.

    I already attended in Boulder a couple weeks ago. I am not sure how I got signed up for this one. I really don't need to attend again.

    November 8, 2012

    • Wendy N.

      No problem, Deb. I took you off the RSVP list.

      November 8, 2012

19 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create your own Meetup Group

Get started Learn more

Meetup has allowed me to meet people I wouldn't have met naturally - they're totally different than me.

Allison, started Women's Adventure Travel

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy