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, brought to you by Ruby Singapore, sponsored by reInteractive from Australia and Silicon Straits.

This is the first time that we are doing such an event in Singapore and reInteractive, who pioneered this movement in Australia, has gladly agreed to help in whatever ways they can (Thank you, reInteractive)!

Event Details:
Date   : 5 Oct 2013 (Saturday)
Time   : 09:30am to 12:30pm
Venue : Silicon Straits, 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #06-11/12, Singapore[masked]

For a start, we are looking at filling 35 seats (due to space constraint), and if we have a sizeable demand, we'll look into conducting Rails InstallFest monthly or once every two months. So, fret not if you can't get a seat this time.

What is it exactly 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 session, 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.

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?

We're on it, and will make sure that there'll be light snacks and drinks to go around.

I'm a professional Rails Developer, can I help mentor? 

Yes, we are always looking for experts to come along and help! :) Please drop me an email at [masked]. Thank you!

Is it really free?

Yes, it is! This is an event FOR the community. We don't get a single dime out of this except for seeing your happy faces at the end of the session. =) Our aim is to spread the wonders of Ruby and Rails and to grow the ecosystem in Singapore around this beautiful programming language and framework.

What have others said about the InstallFest in Australia?

“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

Any other questions?

Please feel free to ask your questions in the comments and we'll get back to you quickly!

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  • swarna

    very useful

    October 6, 2013

  • Anna F.

    Thanks for the event today! And the muffins ;)

    2 · October 5, 2013

  • Ahmed M.

    Any slides that can be shared? Cudnt make it

    October 5, 2013

  • James C.

    Sorry I had to leave early; how did it go in the end?

    October 5, 2013

    • Ainun N.

      It was superb! :-)

      1 · October 5, 2013

  • Ainun N.

    I'm not familiar with the location. By bus 963, should I alight at bus stop across NUH or the one after?

    October 5, 2013

    • Leslie C.

      Alight at the Ayer Rayer Crescent Food court

      October 5, 2013

    • Leslie C.

      You can see a building similar to a school

      October 5, 2013

  • swarna

    Is it possible to join in the event? I'm in waitlist?

    October 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey guys, sorry something came up at work and I have to give this a miss, just changed my rsvp to "no". Look forward to join the next one!

      October 4, 2013

    • Ahmed M.

      Hey I'm not coming too. RSVP changed to no

      October 5, 2013

  • Preethika


    October 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Complete noob at programming

    September 27, 2013

    • Chloe

      Can't wait to help get you started!

      September 30, 2013

  • Ainun N.

    Complete newbie

    September 10, 2013

    • Chloe

      We're excited to help you get started!

      1 · September 13, 2013

    • Ainun N.

      Thanks! :-D

      September 16, 2013

  • Justin H.

    Just moved to SG. I'm very proficient in Rails and installing it on multiple platforms, and would love to come help out and meet people!

    September 16, 2013

    • Chloe

      Hi there Justin, thanks for volunteering :) Your help at InstallFest would be great! Please let Winston or I know if you have any questions about the event.

      September 16, 2013

    • Winston T.

      Looking forward to seeing you Justin

      September 16, 2013

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