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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

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, reInteractive 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 or RSVP 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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  • adrienne

    Hello Rubies;

    I am a student currently interning with an (Australian based) foreign government cultural organisation as part of my Masters research.
    As they urgently need an overhaul of their online presence, I am delivering a report presenting them with various options.
    I am looking for open source CMS's that integrate well with social media. I am suggesting the usual suspects (Wordpress and Joomla, which I have a bit of experience with). However I am also looking at ones based on NodeJS and Ruby on Rails as these (I have been told) might be better from a security point of view. However I have no background with them at all.
    Can you recommend any CMS's that are 1) secure and 2) responsive (support multiple layouts including mobile and tablet).
    I am also interested in finding reputable service providers, should they wish to follow up these options. Any advice appreciated! Thanks,


    March 18, 2014

    • Barry

      KeystonejS is also quite nice too

      March 26, 2014

    • adrienne

      Thanks so much for your help folks! I look forward to seeing you guys at meetup!

      April 3, 2014

  • Hamid S.

    Awesome. Met new people, learnt new things. Loved it.

    March 25, 2014

    • Chloe

      Thanks for sticking around Hamid, glad you enjoyed it :)

      March 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Absolutely brilliant. Live help desk right next to you. Thanks guys!

    March 26, 2014

    • Chloe

      Thanks for coming along Nicholas :)

      March 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mentors are quite nice and willing to help. Thanks!

    2 · March 25, 2014

  • Barry

    May come by and help mentor

    1 · March 19, 2014

    • Chloe

      thanks Barry :)

      March 19, 2014

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  • reinteractive

    Organise and mentor the Ruby on Rails InstallFest and Development Hub

  • Fishburners

    Provide the venue (and beer) for Installfest and Development Hub

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