STUDENTS: Railsbridge Workshop for Women: Beginner Level

RailsBridge Workshop for Women

When:

Installfest: Friday, March 8, 2013, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Workshop: Saturday, March 9, 2013, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Organizers:

Alex Boster, Jessica Hilt, and Josh French

Description:

This workshop will be in San Diego at CoMerge, 330 A St., San Diego, CA.

This workshop is intended to reach out to women who are new to Ruby and Rails. To register, you must identify as a woman. Men, you are welcome to come if you find a woman who wants to learn Ruby and Rails who will register and bring you as a guest.

In this workshop, we'll take you through building a complete web application using Ruby on Rails. By the end of the workshop, you'll have an application on the internet that connects to a database and reads and writes information. We'll meet up Friday night to install all of the software you need, and then spend workshop day learning and writing code.

Total programming novices, system administrators, developers in other languages, and folks who attended our previous workshops are all welcome. We'll have different classes separated by experience level. Each participant needs to bring his or her own computer.

When you RSVP you'll be asked a few question about your operating system, level and type of programming experience, and whether you will require childcare. Childcare and private space for nursing or pumping is available -- just let us know.

(Sometimes people ask if the Friday night installfest is mandatory, and yes, it is! It's a crucial part of the weekend, even if you’ve already gone through the instructions independently. There are a ton of moving parts when setting up a development environment, and the reason that we’re able to get through the curriculum on Saturday is that every single student has had their dev environment checked and has been awarded a sticker for their successes. There are also enough changing parts that even if you’ve been to a workshop in the past, you should attend the Installfest to get re-verified, because this stuff changes almost constantly.)

We are looking for additional volunteers, both folks who know Ruby on Rails to TA and people who are willing to help with logistics. Please sign up here: http://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-RailsBridge/events/100266052/

If you have questions or ideas for us, the best way to get in touch is to email organizer.

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  • jessie

    Anything coming up in 2014? Thanks!

    February 12, 2014

  • azra m.

    Great!

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you so much for making this happen! Glad I could be a part of something so awesome!

    March 12, 2013

  • Irfan M.

    Thank you all for wonderful event !

    March 12, 2013

  • Alex B.

    Hey everyone! We only have gotten ONE follow-up feedback survey response. Can everyone who took the workshop fill it out at: http://bit.ly/railsbridgesd-feedback Please?

    March 12, 2013

  • Monica B.

    Truly a great event. Thanks to all for making it happen here in SD!

    March 12, 2013

  • Olivia S.

    Really great for a one-day workshop! I'll keep my eye out for future events!

    March 11, 2013

  • Beibei Z.

    Thank you for the organizers, volunteers and sponsors. Also thanks Ben and Chris for running the group and teaching us a lot.

    March 9, 2013

  • Caroline Olsen-Van S.

    The teachers were great and I learned a lot for a one day workshop. Also, I really appreciated how positive my classmates were--it made me feel encouraged to ask questions when I had them. Thank you!

    March 9, 2013

  • Jarin U.

    Argh, I really, really want to come and help out, but my cold has progressed to a pretty bad cough (I thought I was getting over it last night). I don't want to get everyone sick.

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sick and unable to go now

    March 8, 2013

  • Tanya

    Sorry can't get the software to work and getting frustrated with work.

    March 8, 2013

  • Robin R.

    Change of plans- sorry I can't make it.

    March 7, 2013

  • Jenny

    My plans have changed - I hope someone on the waitlist can take my place.

    March 6, 2013

  • karthika g.

    Going out of town.

    March 6, 2013

  • Annie Ganal F.

    Hello Railsbridge Staff, I apologize I will not be able to make this due to last minute family issues. I hope to be able to attend next time.

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    +1 Ashley Faciane

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a way to join the waiting list? I just found this group today, and I would love to attend if there really are still 4 spots available. Thanks!

    March 4, 2013

  • Jarin U.

    Hi, I have class Friday night but I am more than happy to come and help answer any questions on Saturday!

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I still add a +1? Is it too late?

    March 3, 2013

    • Alex B.

      You and your +1 are in. I'll send you guys the survey tomorrow.

      March 3, 2013

  • Yoon

    I never got the survey. I plan to show up but will I be turned away if I didn't fill out the "signup/survey"?

    March 2, 2013

  • Alex B.

    In case people miss the email, for one reason or another, I thought it best to post a link to the student signup/survey directly here: https://docs.google.com/a/tilthouse.org/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGQ1ZVc5VXlISGJfeVFPTmtIbHczamc6MA#gid=0

    February 22, 2013

    • Yoon

      Hi Alex, I did not see this link... does that mean I am not registered even though I got in through this page? I don't understand...

      March 2, 2013

    • Yoon

      Could you please clarify? Thanks...

      March 2, 2013

  • Alex B.

    Please do join the waiting list. There will be some drop off after will send our the survey, which counts as official registration for the class, and not everyone who RSVP'ed here completes the survey.

    February 22, 2013

  • Jenny

    I'm bringing my husband, a novice coder.

    January 24, 2013

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