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Ruby on Rails InstallFest

  • May 15, 2014 · 6:30 PM

Do you want to learn how to program and develop web applications for Ruby on Rails and have no idea where to start? Or, are you a company that has staff that need to get up to speed on Ruby on Rails? Sponsored by reInteractive and Envato you are invited to attend the Ruby on Rails InstallFest!

What is it about?

This will be your opportunity to get your laptop or computer working with a full Ruby on Rails development environment, all setup and working. Most importantly, it's a FREE service!

We get your laptop up and running on Rails. This can take a bit of work. You are welcome to bring your Windows, Mac or Linux PC, our team can help get you running on any of these.

Once you have installed Rails, we get you building your own blog powered by Ruby on Rails, by the end of the night, you should have this up and running, online and published on the Internet :)

Then, we'll get your published blog personalised, with Javascript, CSS and headers and footers.  All the while learning more about Rails.

Free Stuff!

Not only do you get time with Ruby on Rails professionals, you also get vouchers to various training tools and sites... worth real money :)

Wait, what do I bring?

The only requirement is you bring your computer along with whatever power charger you need, and also, please, make sure your computer works :)

OK, I need one more incentive. How about free food?

We'll organise pizza and drinks for you to munch on while you are getting your system up and running. Power boards will be provided, everything else is up to you.

I'm a professional Rails Developer can I help mentor? 
Yes, we are always looking for professionals to come along and help :) Just send us an email or RSVP to let us know you'd like to come along.

What have others said about the InstallFest?

“The InstallFest was a great way to get up and rolling with Ruby on Rails. Never having coded in it before, I was happily surprised to have my own blog coded and online on the first day. The instructors and and written guides, made the whole process effortless.” - Bravo Child

“Wonderful initiative for the RoR Community to get the word out...have been looking for this help for ages.” - Julian Blok

“I just got home and finished the first two lessons, thank you very much, was awesome, really interesting. I hope to keep learning and join the Development Hub.” - Agustín Gambina

“Great, easy experience. Great to have experts on hand when you get stuck, meet others, good food and vibe. Thanks!” - Kevin Truong

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  • Alexar

    Oh, I missed this one :( Well, instead I managed to attend a Ruby meetup when I was in Sydney last week! (Ran by CodeFactory). Looking forward to the next one. Ruby has attracted me to learn it! :D

    May 17, 2014

  • YoongKang

    Thanks guys! Very helpful meetup. Would like to finish the tutorial at a hack night.

    2 · May 16, 2014

    • Chloe

      I'm sure there will be some awesome Ruby devs that will be happy to help :)

      1 · May 16, 2014

    • Glen C.

      Always happy to help. Hunt down someone with a red reInteractive tshirt (which will probably be me) at the next hack night if you need any help.

      2 · May 16, 2014

  • Bart W.

    Excellent Meetup yesterday, thanks! As a complete newbie interested in learning how to code, it was an ideal environment and location. Well run, well organised and the pizza was yummo. Looking forward to the next one!

    2 · May 16, 2014

    • Chloe

      Thanks for the awesome feedback Bart :)

      1 · May 16, 2014

  • Richelle R.

    Thanks for the session last night and the pizza yum!!

    1 · May 16, 2014

    • Chloe

      No problem, hope you got everything working in the end!

      May 16, 2014

  • Rebecca A.

    Thanks heaps to the organizers and people behind this event! The guys help in making my machine ready for rails is great ! :)

    1 · May 16, 2014

    • Chloe

      You're welcome, thanks for coming along :)

      May 16, 2014

  • Adrian B.

    Thanks for the free tutorial & pizza. Feel like I've now just scratched the surface with rails, tonight was definitely the push I needed to get started

    1 · May 16, 2014

    • Chloe

      Awesome! Glad to hear :)

      May 16, 2014

  • chinmaya

    Excellent

    1 · May 15, 2014

    • Chloe

      thanks for coming along :)

      May 16, 2014

  • Steph

    Sorry I'm running slightly late. I hope this isn't to much of a problem.

    May 15, 2014

    • Pat A.

      Should be fine Steph - see you soon :)

      May 15, 2014

  • Matthew H.

    Something unexpected come up, can't make it this time sorry. When is the next installFest?

    May 15, 2014

    • Chloe

      The next InstallFest will be on the 17th of July, but as Pat mentioned, if you're keen to get something going before then you might like to head to the Hack night to get some help :)

      May 15, 2014

  • Jack K.

    Sorry I can't make this one due to school.

    May 15, 2014

    • Chloe

      Hope to see you at the next one.

      May 15, 2014

  • Steven F.

    Room for one more mentor?

    May 14, 2014

    • Chloe

      Always, we'd love you to come along!

      May 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry people, can't make this one for mentoring. But I will be at the Hack night tonight (inspire9) if anyone wants a hand there. But otherwise, happy hacking!

    May 13, 2014

  • Toan N.

    unfortunately can't make it to this one... but I wrote down the steps I took to get everything up and running on a mac: http://yoshdog.github.io/setting-up-dev-environment/

    hopefully that can help a few people out. See ya at the next one :)

    May 9, 2014

  • Hari Kiran V.

    looking forward for this meetup..

    1 · April 16, 2014

    • Chloe

      We're excited to help more people get started with Rails!

      1 · April 16, 2014

    • YoongKang

      Excited about this!

      1 · April 16, 2014

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