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Mentors or Volunteer: RailsBridge Outreach for Women Workshop: Aug 21st & 22nd:

  • Aug 21, 2013 · 6:00 PM

Come mentor or volunteer at the next RailsBridge Outreach Workshop for Women!

Wednesday, August 21: 6:30-9pm: 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

We're looking for volunteers familiar with Rails to help with the following:

  • Install Fest: help workshop attendees install Rails 3.0 and its dependencies on Wednesday, August 21 6:30-9 PM
  • Workshop: teach or be an assistant instructor to small groups of 4-6 on Thursday, August 22, 9AM-430PM
  • Other volunteer activities we need help with: Attendee registration, letting people in the building, set up equipment, monitor play-area, closing-down, post-workshop
  • Plenty of things we didn't list so please come help in any way you can.

 

Venue:
Install Fest: Bendyworks
106 E Doty St Suite 210
Madison, WI 53703

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

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Do you have any additional info for volunteers (i.e. when/where to meet, and what times we are needed)? Things got crazy at work this past week, and I'm trying to figure out if I can still make this work. Thanks!

    August 18, 2013

    • Dave S.

      Hi Tricia,
      What additional info can we help you with?
      I want to make sure you know the meetup description contains the dates, times, and locations of the two main events, but you may have to click to expand it to see everything.

      The gist is this:
      Install Fest at Bendyworks, Wednesday August 21: 630-9pm

      Workshop at Madison Area Tech College Downtown Campus, Thursday August 22: 9am-430pm

      Everyone certainly understands that things come up. I hope it works out and you're able to join us :-)

      Cheers

      August 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry, I knew those times were for the workshop, but wasn't sure if volunteers need to be there at other times for any extra for setup and such. Looks like I'm good to attend, just had to do some rearranging. See you Wednesday.

      August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Due to a hectic work schedule, I am unfortunately unable to attend. Hope there is a good turnout!

    August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Forgot to signup for this before it closed. If there are any spots available for me to help, I will be in Madison in time for the Install Fest.

    August 19, 2013

  • Angel

    I won't be able to make it Wednesday night, but I'll be there on Thursday.

    August 18, 2013

  • Dave S.

    For anyone that wants to read up on the install fest instructions and curriculum, you can find them here:
    http://workshops.railsbridge.org/resources-for-teachers/

    Also, if you're not used to teaching beginners, I highly recommend reading through the "Advice for Teaching Beginners" to set your expectations and help provide the best experience for everyone. Cheers!

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • Eric C.

    Sorry, there's a work schedule conflict.

    August 3, 2013

  • Eric C.

    Is there a set checklist of things to know to help people install Rails? Also, I assume there will be one or a few speakers to the group and then other volunteers will interact with people individually; is that correct?

    August 2, 2013

    • Jim R.

      There is a curriculum and there are small sections of everybody-listen-to-the-­front-of-the-room time. Other than that it's largely small group work or one-on-one help.

      August 2, 2013

    • Jim R.

      And as far as installation, Yes! That is something that RailsBridge excels at and why there is a separate Wednesday night event.

      August 2, 2013

  • AChowdh53

    Are both locations in the Downtown area?

    July 31, 2013

    • Angel

      Yes, they are both a block from the capitol square.

      July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are you still looking for volunteers? I'm a Rails developer from the Iowa City, IA area, and would love to come and help out.

    July 25, 2013

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