Ruby on Rails InstallFest

Join us at August's Ruby on Rails InstallFest! 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?

An initiative by reInteractive and sponsored by Fairfax Media and General Assembly 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 :) Power boards will be provided, everything else is up to you.

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

Yes, General Assembly will provide pizza and drinks for you to munch on while you are getting your system up and running.

I'm a professional Rails Developer, can I help mentor?
Yes, we are always looking for experts to come along and help :) Just send us an email 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

How can I find more info on training?

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


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  • Mark C.

    Thanks for a great event!!! Great to meet some people and learn some rails.

    August 28, 2013

    • Chloe

      It was great to see you there Mark, glad you enjoyed it!

      August 28, 2013

  • Paul F.

    Had lots of fun talking about stuff I love doing every day. Great to see so many deploys out the door before the end of the session!

    August 27, 2013

    • Chloe

      Thanks being such an awesome mentor Paul!

      August 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    excellent- the trainer to student ratio was superb

    2 · August 27, 2013

    • Chloe

      Thanks for coming along Ross, glad you enjoyed it!

      August 28, 2013

  • Aaron L.

    Newbie programmer with a passion for all types of code.

    August 27, 2013

  • Aaron L.

    On the mobile app it says that I am still on the waiting list... but on here it seems that people who RSVP'd yes now can't make it... just wondering if it is ok for me to show up on Tuesday as this event will be a bit of a hike for me.

    August 25, 2013

    • Chloe

      Hi Aaron, please do come! I've just created some extra spots so you're definitely on the list. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night :)

      August 26, 2013

    • Aaron L.

      Cool bananas :-) see you all tomorrow.

      1 · August 26, 2013

  • Priscilla

    Looking forward to meeting you all! :)

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • Selina T.

    Super excited to see everyone on Tuesday night!

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • Aaron L.

    Newbie programmer with a passion for all types of code.

    August 25, 2013

  • Aaron L.

    Newbie programmer with a passion for all types of code.

    August 25, 2013

  • Roslyn

    Looking forward to it.

    August 20, 2013

    • Chloe

      Hi there Ros, since you've attended InstallFest you might prefer to come along to Development Hub on Sept 3. It would be great to see you there :)

      August 20, 2013

  • Geoff N.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    1 · August 6, 2013

  • Jenny Key N.

    I've got a sudden schedule conflict so I unfortunately cannot attend any more. I've got family from QLD coming to visit on that day. Hope I can make the September one!! Looking forward to starting on Ruby on Rails.

    July 27, 2013

    • Chloe

      No problem Jenny :) hopefully we'll see you there in September!

      July 29, 2013

  • Ryan T.

    Happy to help anyone out :-)

    July 24, 2013

    • Chloe

      Thanks Ryan! I'll put you down as a mentor :)

      July 24, 2013

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Our Sponsors

  • reinteractive

    Organise and mentor the Ruby on Rails InstallFest and Development Hub

  • Fairfax Media

    Provide the venue for the Ruby on Rails InstallFest

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