This group is for organizing and conducting the Chicago Ruby On Rails Women's Outreach workshops. The goal is to increase gender diversity in the Ruby community by helping women learn Ruby and Ruby on Rails.

The workshops are geared to help, primarily, women learn Ruby On Rails. It is a free workshop and any level of experience is accepted. Anything from "I have never coded before in my life" to "I have been doing this for years and just want to see what is up with this Ruby on Rails thing" will be fine. Men are welcome to come as a guest of a woman who is registered for the event.

If you are interested in attending, supporting, volunteering or just want to know what is going on with the group please feel free to join.


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    "Hello Ladies! Do you ever have think-groups/me­etings in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago? OR If anyone would like to start one - please let me know...."

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    "picked up RoR a couple months ago. following along with rails for zombies, the lynda rails program and rails girls tutorials. looking for meetup groups to learn from :O) also i have past experience in graphic design and website design and maintenance"
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    Alissa Pagels
    "Hi There! Chicago Creative Communications Professional, looking to learn more code & development. Expert photographer, slight CSS & HTML knowledge, hungry for more!"
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    Shalia Wynn
    "Aspiring Web Developer/Desig­ner. Self-teaching myself the basics at the moment."
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    Katie R Katie R joined
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    Katie R
    "Very excited to learn Ruby!"
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    Jeannine Jeannine­ joined
    May 19
    "I have worked a bit with HTML/CSS and would like to see if I have any aptitude to make this into a career. I am happy to have a workshop like this for women, I just hope I will be able to install the software as I do not have the .NET framework..."
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    Swati Bhagavatula Swati Bhagavatula joined
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    Swati Bhagavatula
    "I have no experience programming except for a few bouts with VIsual Basic in high school. Really intrigued to learn."
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    Daniel Pontes Daniel Pontes joined
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    Daniel Pontes
    "Finance guy interested in learning to code!"
Chicago Ruby on Rails Outreach Workshop for Women
Founded Jan 16, 2011

Our Sponsors

  • RailsBridge

    An inclusive and friendly Ruby on Rails Community.

  • Hashrocket

    Hosting, providing equipment, and people.

  • DRW

    Sponsored food, drinks, and will sponsor space in the future.

  • Elevated Rails

    Sponsoring food etc.

  • Obtiva

    Food drinks etc.

  • 8th Light

    Food drinks etc

  • DevChix

    A non-profit organization for women software developers worldwide.

  • Groupon

    hosting for June 2012 workshop

  • 8th Light

    sponsor for June 2012 workshop

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