Ruby on Rails InstallFest

Grab your spot for June's InstallFest now! 

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, Australia's largest Ruby on Rails focused development company, 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 are up and running, 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 :)

Following this, we'll get your now 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 some of the reInteractive development team, 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?

Yes, 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.

What have others said about the InstallFest?

“I’ll recommend it to anyone wanting to get into programming or ROR. The reInteractive team was so helpful and I’m so glad they’re running this for free!!” - Dhyana Scarano

“Everything was great- I loved that you guys could mentor us, walk us through the steps and help us troubleshoot.” - Solal Fitoussi

“Really enjoyed the chance to work through an example with assistance from the reInteractive team.” - Eddie Gock

How can I find more info on reInteractive training?

To keep you are on track with improving your Ruby on Rails skills, reInteractive will be running their monthly Development Hub. Make sure you grab a spot!

Just sign up here and we'll keep you up to date with all of our Ruby on Rails training, interesting tidbits, goings on and technical advice.

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  • Chloe

    Hi all :) As you know I have been given the task of collecting the blog URL's from all of you that have attended the InstallFest. I know some of you may still be working on yours and it is not perfect yet, but it would be a huge help if you could just take a second and email me or post your blog URL below. Once we hit 100 attendees we will also be running a competition for the best blog- it could be yours! Thanks for your help!

    July 17, 2013

    • Jesse

      Also I spelled your name wrong. Sorry.

      July 18, 2013

    • Chloe

      Thanks Jesse, wow looks great!

      July 19, 2013

  • Jesse

    Noob question - where do I find out more about Development Hub?

    June 26, 2013

  • Guillaume A.

    If needed, I can witness that Mike won't let you leave until your installation is complete:) ! And yes, after that you can learn to be a RoR master

    June 26, 2013

    • Chloe

      Now that it's all up and running, we're excited to see you become a RoR master :)

      June 26, 2013

  • Hans H.

    Got ruby on rails setup and running on my pc, and published online on Heroku. Great intro to rails.

    June 26, 2013

    • Chloe

      Great to see you there Hans! Hope to see you at Development Hub!

      June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to everyone who helped out. Got my blog online and going to burn through the next 5 posts!

    1 · June 26, 2013

    • Chloe

      Thanks for coming Tom :) We're excited to see you get through the whole series!

      June 26, 2013

  • Kiri

    InstallFest was excellent. I learned lot of things about Ruby. Really really helpful. Thanks guys!!!

    June 26, 2013

    • Chloe

      Thanks for coming along Kiri :)

      June 26, 2013

  • Rudy

    Really helpful, I just sent the invitation for next month Installfest to my friends. I hope they can make it.

    June 26, 2013

    • Chloe

      Thanks Rudy :) Glad you enjoyed it!

      June 26, 2013

  • Agustín G.

    I just get home and finished the first two lessons, thank you very much, was awesome, really interesting. I hope keep learning and join the DevelopmentHub.

    June 26, 2013

    • Chloe

      Thanks for coming along Agustín :) keep learning and hopefully we'll see you at Development Hub!

      June 26, 2013

    • Mikel L.

      Great job Agustin!

      June 26, 2013

  • Alexandre G.

    Apology, an important task just came up... Love my customer right now.

    June 25, 2013

    • Chloe

      Hi Alexandre, sorry you weren't able to make it last night. You're welcome to join as at next month's event :) http://www.meetup.com...­

      June 26, 2013

  • Garnet Y.

    it is awesome,giving me the first touch of Ruby,and found excited about it. the training is quite informative.

    June 26, 2013

    • Chloe

      Thanks for the feedback Garnet :) keep going with the blog posts and we'll see you at Development Hub!

      June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very worthwhile I would definitely recommend to anyone interested in the language

    June 26, 2013

    • Chloe

      Thanks for coming along Paul :) Hope to see you at Development Hub!

      June 26, 2013

  • Joshua P.

    Awesome, learned a lot in a little time

    June 25, 2013

    • Chloe

      Was great to see you there Joss, thanks for asking so many awesome questions!

      June 26, 2013

  • Julian B.

    Really great, big eyeopener...

    June 25, 2013

    • Chloe

      Was great to see you there Julian! Hope to see you at Development Hub!

      June 26, 2013

  • Garnet Y.

    very good. I learned quite a bit about Ruby from this event.

    June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    In the building, where do I go?

    June 25, 2013

  • Julian B.

    Confirmed! off the wait list and en route

    June 25, 2013

    • Chloe

      Thanks for confirming :) See you soon Julian!

      June 25, 2013

  • Michael R.

    Just got the late invitation, but I can't make it on such short notice. Hope someone else can use my spot. I'll be at the next one for sure. R

    June 25, 2013

    • Mikel L.

      Thanks for taking the time to cancel! Someone in the waiting list will be very happy! See you next month!

      June 25, 2013

  • Kim H

    Bad News: I can't make it tonight (sorry for the late notice guys)

    Good News: A spot has just freed up

    June 25, 2013

    • Mikel L.

      Great, thanks for taking the time to cancel :) The people on the waiting list will sing your praises!

      June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm afraid I need to pull out due to work commitments. I'm sorry about the late notice but hopefully a good opportunity for someone on the wait list. I'll look forward to the next event.

    June 24, 2013

    • Mikel L.

      Hope to see you next month Laura :)

      June 25, 2013

  • Julian B.

    Really keen to attend, am on the wait list so would love to know if anyone drops out...???

    June 24, 2013

    • Chloe

      Hi there Julian, I have sent you an email about this :)

      June 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Julian - unfortunately I've had to drop out - hope you can make it

      June 24, 2013

  • Rich

    Hi

    June 24, 2013

  • Andrew

    Programming in Ruby for about five years, but last did Rails for work back in early 2008.

    June 24, 2013

  • Andrew O.

    Hey guys - just noticed the date change. Unfortunately can't make it but will aim to be there for next month's event.

    June 24, 2013

    • Chloe

      Hi Andrew, thanks for letting us know! Next month's event will be on Tuesday 23rd of July. I hope that you can make it for that :)

      June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi there, something DID some up at work, had to cancel, then work cancelled, so now BACK ON!

    Just wanted to confirm that unlike the May event, this is a 1 Night only event?

    June 24, 2013

    • Chloe

      Hi Tom, good to hear that you can now make it :) Yes, we have changed this to be one evening only. See you tomorrow night!

      June 24, 2013

  • Michael D.

    Srry on hols. I got ruby working tho ;)

    June 23, 2013

    • Chloe

      Hi Michael, that's great! You can follow along our step by step guide from home at http://www.reinteract...­ and perhaps we'll see you at Development Hub soon!

      June 24, 2013

  • Dr Nigel G.

    Unfortunately am now unable to make it to Sydney in time for the event, so I'll have to cancel my reservation; hoping to come to the next one, whenever it is! Is a pity; I was looking forward to it. Nigel.

    June 22, 2013

    • Chloe

      Hi there Nigel, thanks for letting us know! The next InstallFest will be held on Tuesday, the 23rd of July. I hope that you can make it for that :)

      June 24, 2013

  • Dr Nigel G.

    Unfortunately am now unable to make it to Sydney in time for the event, so I'll have to cancel my reservation; hoping to come to the next one, whenever it is!

    June 22, 2013

  • Joshua P.

    Hey, regarding the food... I'm vegetarian, as is my Dad, who's also coming. No big deal either way, but I just wanted to check if we should eat before we come, or if there'll be something suitable?

    June 21, 2013

    • Chloe

      Hi Joshua, we can organise vegetarian food for you :) I will send you an email shortly to confirm!

      June 21, 2013

  • Darryl L.

    Cancelling my reservation because I had no problem installing and getting a basic understanding, but with no time to get more familiar I think my place would be better going to someone else

    June 19, 2013

    • Mikel L.

      Thanks Darryl :) Feel free to come along to our Development Hub to continue working with us

      June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a complete novice but hope to learn about what is involved in programming

    1 · May 30, 2013

    • Chloe

      Our Developers will help you get set-up and started and you'll have you very own blog built with RoR, live on the internet by the end of the evening!

      June 4, 2013

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