addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwchatcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrosseditemptyheartexportfacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgoogleimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinmagnifying-glassmailminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonplusprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

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

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, we will be providing 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!

 

Join or login to comment.

  • Michael D.

    Thanks for helping me finally get into RoR development. Loving it now. Got my first serious RoR site up! Check out www.hackify.org now with added ruby goodness ;)

    February 18, 2014

    • Chloe

      Awesome work! Love hearing about stories like these :)

      February 18, 2014

  • Alvin

    It an awesome night, am impress with the installfest structure, well done guys.

    January 29, 2014

    • Chloe

      Thanks Alvin :)

      January 29, 2014

  • Nicholas

    Probably too late to join in for tonight. But would definitely be interested in the next install fest.

    January 28, 2014

    • Mikel L.

      See you there Nicholas :)

      January 29, 2014

    • Chloe

      Hi Nicholas, our next InstallFest will be on 25 Feb. I'll post the event today :)

      January 29, 2014

  • Adam C.

    fantastic!

    2 · January 29, 2014

    • Chloe

      Thanks for the awesome feedback :)

      January 29, 2014

  • Deepak K.

    Thank you for a great evening. A special thanks to mentors for their help. And thanks to Chloe for saving me a parking ticket. I look forward to the next event.

    1 · January 28, 2014

    • Chloe

      Phew! Glad to hear you didn't get a parking ticket :) Look forward to seeing you at Development Hub!

      January 29, 2014

  • Michael D.

    I'm here!

    1 · January 28, 2014

  • Kirsten

    I'm sorry, I can't make it anymore, but I'll be coming to the Development Hub next week! Hopefully I'll see some of you there!

    January 28, 2014

    • Chloe

      Thanks for letting us know Kirsten. See you next week :)

      January 28, 2014

  • Hans

    Apologies for the late change...I won't be able to make it...have to be home for my wife who's sick.

    January 27, 2014

    • Chloe

      Thanks for letting us know Hans, we hope your wife gets well soon!

      January 28, 2014

  • Annie S.

    Hi Chloe - I've just come across this event - it's EXACTLY what I need right now :-) How long is the waiting list? Hopefully not too bad??

    January 24, 2014

    • Chloe

      Hi there Annie, there are a few people on the waiting list, but spaces always open up. So, keep the date free :) we'd love to see you there! I'll confirm with everyone shortly to make sure those who can no longer attend update their RSVPs.

      January 24, 2014

  • Robyn S.

    Unfortunately this clashes with something that's more important to me right now, so I'll hold off until the next one.

    January 22, 2014

    • Chloe

      Thanks for letting us know and hope to see you at February's InstallFest!

      January 23, 2014

  • Colin J.

    Hey Guys, just joined the waiting list. is there a max of 35 people?

    January 22, 2014

    • Chloe

      Hi there Colin, thanks for RSVPing :) We do have limited space, but as people's situations change places always open up. So, keep the date free, I'm sure a place will become available for you!

      January 22, 2014

  • Ivy

    Hi

    January 8, 2014

    • Chloe

      Hi there Jiabao, looking forward to meeting you at our InstallFest :)

      January 15, 2014

35 went

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

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy