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This Los Angeles Women’s Ruby on Rails Group workshop is intended to reach out to women in the Los Angeles area who are interested in learning Ruby on Rails. Men are welcome to attend if you bring a woman who wants to learn Ruby on Rails too.
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 on a thursday evening for introductions and to install all of the software you’ll need. We will then spend Friday working through the curriculum. Total programming novices, system administrators and developers in other languages are all welcome. Each class will be separated by experience level.
In order to participate in this workshop, each participant needs to bring her/his own laptop and power supply. Please also note that we will be sending out emails on a regular basis with updates, notifications and to-do’s prior to the event. So please make sure the email address you have listed on Meetup.com is one that you check frequently. You will lose your spot if you fail to respond in a timely manner.
If you have a Mac, you must install Xcode on your laptop before coming to the first part of the workshop on Friday. (Xcode is the software that creates a coding environment for you to build your app.) Xcode is a very large file that takes 2-3 hours to download, and only one the first step in a more involved setup process. **If you need help, please contact Jen or Anna. When you have it completed, please add the words "XCode Complete" to your RSVP. Please do this step, if you do not, you will be unable to participate in the workshop. If you do not have a mac, you do not need to do this--please simply add your OS to your meetup RSVP.
Here’s the tentative timeline for the event:
*6 - 9 pm: Installfest (you are not required to be here for this entire time period, just until you are able to have your setup confirmed by an instructor. It is also ok if you need to show up after the starting time, just be aware the install process can be time consuming depending on how lucky you are :))
* 9:00-10:00 Sign-in/get coffee/network
* 10:00-10:15 Intro Presentation
* 10:15-12:00p Session 1
* 12:00-1:00 Lunch
* 1:00-4:00 Session 2
* 4:00-4:30 Teacher/TA debrief & cleanup