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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?

You are invited to attend the Ruby on Rails InstallFest, an initiative by reInteractive, sponsored by Fairfax Media and General Assembly.

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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thought last night was well organised, thanks to all involved.

    Just in case anyone else hit the same problem getting the app going on heroku. I found that before 'heroku run rake db:setup' would succeed I needed to run 'heroku addons:add heroku-postgresql:dev'. Don't know if that was because of something didn't work as expected before hand or I did something in the wrong order.

    Aside from that the guide worked flawlessly for me (except for where I made mistakes ;) )

    1 · September 25, 2013

    • Chloe

      Glad you got everything working :)

      September 25, 2013

  • Chloe

    If you'd like to see Leonard's talk on RoR again, you can watch it here https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151806301277645&set=vb.214399868597083&type=3&theater

    September 25, 2013

  • Tuyen N.

    Great learning Ruby on Rails at InstallFest.

    September 25, 2013

    • Chloe

      Thanks for coming along Tuyen :)

      September 25, 2013

  • Arvindh

    Very useful
    Many Thx to organizers and mentors

    September 24, 2013

    • Chloe

      Thanks for coming along Arvindh! It was great to see you again :)

      September 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok well... sorry but I am bailing out last minute (hate to do that to organisers).
    Just finishing work so don't think it makes much sense to join this late :-(
    Next time!

    September 24, 2013

    • Chloe

      Sorry you didn't make it, hope to see you next time

      September 25, 2013

  • Arvindh

    Very useful
    Many Thx to organizers and mentors

    September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to be 7 by the time I get there, hope that won't be a problem joining in late.

    September 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Same... hoping I can make it. Another day in the office... :-P

      September 24, 2013

  • Charlie H.

    I've not really written any code for almost 10 years since I finished my Comp Sci undergrad, but keen to get involved with RoR. I hope I won't be a liability at the session tomorrow!

    September 23, 2013

    • Charlie H.

      Ive just managed to install in on my mac at home, and having a mess about now. Love it

      September 24, 2013

    • Chloe

      If you're unable to make it tonight check out the InstallFest guides and build your app from home http://www.reinteract...­

      September 24, 2013

  • Ryan Z.

    Cool Meetup

    2 · September 24, 2013

    • Chloe

      We're trying to get as many people as we can more involved in the Ruby on Rails Community :)

      1 · September 24, 2013

  • Jenny Key N.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow! :D

    2 · September 23, 2013

    • Chloe

      Looking forward to meeting you Jenny :)

      1 · September 23, 2013

  • Christopher C.

    This sounds fantastic! really looking forward to it!

    1 · September 14, 2013

    • Chloe

      Looking forward to seeing you there :)

      September 16, 2013

  • Kevin A.

    Would love to experience my first time!

    1 · September 14, 2013

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  • 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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