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!

 

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  • Gregory M.

    Hi guys, my friend Lucy is running a Python programming study group so if that sounds interesting to you, check it out! http://lucybain.com/udacity/?utm_source=meetup.com

    February 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time, plenty of friendly people to help out. I definitely recommend it

    1 · February 26, 2014

    • Chloe

      Thanks for coming along Mathew :)

      February 26, 2014

  • Paul B.

    G'day Everyone

    I intend to go to this event I'm looking for programmer and designer co-founders who are interested in my idea.

    my project is called g'day china ™ after I noticed the success of the governments g'day USA campaign I knew it was a matter of time before the government would use the same concept elsewhere.

    Why am I passionate about China, for many years I've either imported from China assisted others or spoken on a regular basis with factories , I understand a lot of the issues both sides struggle with daily.

    The biggest site www.alibaba.com is full of people complaining of fraud or quality issues, because they never had inspections done or signed contracts to ensure the quality , also the factories struggle to find people who can afford to buy a full container.

    My idea is a website like groupon but for purchasing officers and small business owners, so they can buy from china collectively sharing a container.
    If anyone's interested pls contact me.

    1 · February 22, 2014

    • Barry

      Sounds interesting..你說普通話?

      1 · February 25, 2014

    • Paul B.

      You speak mandarin

      February 25, 2014

  • Paul B.

    I'm out again, sorry Chloe I'm still @ Sydney Uni Business school enrolment today next

    February 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a Windows computer but I would like to make a dual boot with Kubuntu. I have downloaded and created a dvd with it. I wonder if someone will be able to help me with that. Or try to explain better what the difference between develop Ror on Windows or Kubuntu (Ubuntu/Linux).

    Thanks

    Paulo

    February 25, 2014

    • Chloe

      Our mentors and devs have seen all kinds of set ups at our InstallFest, so I'm sure we'll be able to help!

      1 · February 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Paul, thanks for that. I will be asking that o the guys and I hope the installation will be pretty easy. I've been reading a lot pf posts of guys with problem to recognize dual boot or even worse, not recognizing Windows anymore. I hope someone in the meeting can help me with that.

      February 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ugh this is crap can't make it due to last min work commitment. Sorry

    February 25, 2014

    • Chloe

      Thanks for letting us know. Hopefully we'll see you next month :)

      February 25, 2014

  • Brendon L.

    Chloe, I can't make it anymore either. So sorry.

    February 24, 2014

    • Chloe

      No problem, thanks for letting me know :) there's always next month!

      February 24, 2014

  • Dr Nigel G.

    Chloe, afraid I can't make it after all... :(

    February 23, 2014

    • Chloe

      Oh no! one day you'll get here :)

      February 24, 2014

  • Rich

    Hi, I'm interested in using Redmine which is written with RoR.

    February 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have about 3 years experience using redmine, with plugin development experience. Will be glad to share.

      February 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Want to learn

    1 · February 23, 2014

  • Rich

    Hi, I'm interested in using Redmine which is written with RoR.

    February 20, 2014

  • Barry

    I will attend as a mentor (it's Ruby the 21st birthday of Ruby too =p)

    February 10, 2014

    • Chloe

      Awesome, thanks Barry :)

      February 10, 2014

  • Robyn S.

    Missed the last one. This time I already made my apologies with the conflicting event and have the evening free :D

    January 31, 2014

    • Chloe

      Great news! Look forward to seeing you there :)

      February 3, 2014

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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

  • Fishburners

    Provide the venue (and beer) for the Ruby on Rails Development Hub.

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