Ruby on Rails InstallFest

  • September 18, 2014 · 6:30 PM

Do you want to learn how to code 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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  • Jack R.

    Super

    1 · September 19

  • Gretchen

    I had to let go of my spot as well, guys! :-( Got held up with work. I hope someone gets it and hope to catch the next one!

    September 18

    • Chloe

      Hope to see you at the next installfest!

      September 19

  • Mellisa H.

    Sorry for the late notice, but I have some work I gotta do tonight!! Have a fun time guys and I will come to the next one!

    September 18

    • Chloe

      Hope to see you at the next one!

      September 19

  • Dinesh C.

    Thanks for the meet guys. It was good. I managed to get through a lot in 3 hours that I haven't been able to do for days on my own. Look forward to the hack :)

    1 · September 18

    • Chloe

      thanks for coming along :) Great to hear the positive feedback!

      1 · September 19

  • Yana

    Would like to have an opportunity to learn about Ruby on Rails in such a nice way

    September 17

    • Chloe

      Hi Yana, you've been taken off the waitlist!

      September 18

  • Simon B.

    I've had something come up last minute so giving up my spot. Till next time...

    September 18

    • Chloe

      Hope to see you at the next one!

      September 18

  • Guy

    Just found out I got moved off the wait list - yay! Unfortunately I made plans earlier today for tomorrow night - so someone else just got my spot. I'll have to go to the next one.

    September 17

  • Simon B.

    So what are we going to use to make this blog? Jekyll? Octopress?

    September 17

    • Chloe

      You can take a quick read through of the tutorial to find out exactly what you'll be working on http://railsinstallfe...­

      September 17

    • Glen C.

      We will be using Ruby on Rails as the framework for your blog, which is a little more end-to-end than say, Jekyll, in that you will have a database to store your content and comments in, etc. We will be building a blog in Rails, but Rails itself isn't limited to building static sites/blogs like Jekyll; it's a full stack framework for building any kind of web application, from static blogs to large commerce/retail/etc applications. You'll love it :)

      1 · September 17

  • Jack R.

    I've added myself to the waitlist. Does this mean I'm able to come? Or is it a "waiting list"? I cannot find an "attendance list", so the distinction is not quite clear...

    September 16

    • Jack R.

      Fantastic! Thanks Chloe

      1 · September 17

    • Ruby

      Thank you Chloe!!!

      1 · September 17

  • Anne-Marie C.

    I also have to give up my spot - funnily enough because my web programming assignment for uni is overdue! Such a shame but I hope whoever takes my place makes good use of it. I have un-rsvp'd.

    September 16

    • Chloe

      Gerardo, I've created a spot for you and taken you off the wait list!

      1 · September 17

    • Gerardo Luis D.

      Thanks heaps, Chloe! :)

      1 · September 17

  • YoongKang

    Hi guys, I'm giving up my spot as I'll be busy. Hope someone on the waitlist takes my place :)

    1 · September 16

    • Dinesh C.

      Me please if Jack already has a spot :)

      September 16

    • Chloe

      Dinesh, I've take you off the wait list!

      1 · September 17

  • Dinesh C.

    Hi, on the wait list too :(. I would love to attend if there's a spot. I wouldn't care if I have to sit on the floor :)

    September 16

  • Todd S.

    Looking forward to this :)

    2 · September 10

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