Madison Railsbridge: Outreach for Women Workshop: Aug 21st and 22nd

  • August 21, 2013 · 6:30 PM

Want to learn Ruby on Rails, this is the place!

Wednesday, August 21: 6:30-9pm (REQUIRED): Software Install Fest
Thursday, August 22: 9am-430pm: Workshop
Thursday, August 22: 5pm: Madison Ruby Welcome Reception, for workshop volunteers & attendees and conference attendees, Johnny O’s Sports Lounge

This workshop is intended to reach out to women who are either new to Ruby and Rails or just need to refresh their skills. Men are welcome to come: please find the woman in your life who wants to learn Ruby and Rails. She can sign up and bring you as her guest. When registering, guys, you will be asked who you are coming with as a guest, so please be sure to fill out this question.

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

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.

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. We will plan for a playgroup on site if you're bringing a child.

Snacks will be provided Wednesday evening and lunch will be provided on Thursday.

If you have questions or ideas for us, the best way to get in touch is to send a message to the organizers.

Venue:
Install Fest: Bendyworks
106 E Doty St Suite 200
Madison, WI 53703

Workshop: Madison College Downtown
211 N. Carroll St.
Madison, WI 53703

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  • Trisha A.

    Wonderfully organized with a welcoming atmosphere. Thanks for providing this workshop. I learned a lot!

    August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for a fantastic workshop! I enjoyed meeting you. Hope to see you again. Yes, I mean you!

    August 23, 2013

  • Charlene W.

    Every one was so helpful. It was nice seeing so many people.

    August 22, 2013

  • Mona J.

    Thanks a ton. It was pretty much solid and I just liked it :)

    August 22, 2013

  • Charlene W.

    I'm looking forward to learning more about Ruby and Rails. I've started the process of the railsinstall, but I'm having problems when I get to editing the Gemfile. It is read protected via the test_app directory and I can't seem to remove the read protection. BTW, I'm using emacs for my editor.

    August 21, 2013

  • Carlos I.

    I have a friend going to the Thursday workshop but it may be difficult to get to the install fest.

    She does have ruby, rvm, git running on her mac and has successfully created a scaffolded app. Will she need postgres set up for deploying to heroku?

    August 19, 2013

    • Moni F.

      I won't be able to make it to the installfest either. I've attended a Railsbridge here in Minneapolis a year ago, so I followed the installfest instructions we went through. If it's helpful, and organizer approved, I was able to get through the instructions here: http://installfest.ra...­

      August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really wanted to, but that week is now looking way too packed. Hope I can come one of these days!

    August 16, 2013

  • Bruce G.

    schedule conflict

    August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are you still looking for volunteers? I'd love to come in and help out.

    July 29, 2013

  • Alison T.

    Ruby novice wanting to learn more.

    July 13, 2013

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