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Cha cha cha cha changes! Learning something new?

Meet the geekettes from Groupon!  We'll have food & drink & sharing of experience making changes - something we are very familiar with around here. Girltastic camaraderie for sure!

Valerie will be leading a brief Ruby intro and below I have posted what you need to do before the meeting so you can participate and learn along side other groovy girls.

See you there - Lauri

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Ruby comes pre-installed on Mac OS X and on several Linux distributions.  Open up a command prompt and type:

ruby -v


If you see a version number, then Ruby is already installed on your machine.  Otherwise, follow the instructions below.

Note that the latest stable version is 1.9.2, so if you wish to upgrade, you may also follow the instructions below.

Windows Users:
The easiest way to install Ruby on Windows is using the binary executable.

  1. Go to http://rubyinstaller.org/downloads/.
  2. Download and run the Ruby 1.9.2-p180 executable.


Mac OS X Users:

There are several ways to install Ruby on Mac.  Since Ruby already comes pre-installed on OS X, it is recommended that you upgrade using Ruby Version Manager (RVM), which allows you to manage multiple versions of Ruby on the same machine.

  1. Open a Terminal window
  2. Install Git (if you haven't already) by typing: bash < <(curl -s https://rvm.beginrescueend.com/install/git)
  3. Follow the instructions at https://rvm.beginrescueend.com/rvm/install/ to install RVM
  4. Install Ruby by typing: rvm install 1.9.2
  5. To see what versions of Ruby are installed, type: rvm list
  6. To use a specific version of Ruby type: rvm use 1.9.2 (Hint: add --default to set a default version of Ruby for new shells)

Alternatively, go to http://www.ruby-lang.org/en/downloads/ for instructions on how to compile and install Ruby from source code.

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Thanks,
Valerie

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  • Melissa P.

    Loved learning from members of the group, so much fun listening to cheers from around the room as everyone got their programs to run!

    July 21, 2011

  • Sandy C.

    Excellent! I can't wait to to learn how to be a stronger developer with Ruby and Rails and I love, love, love sharing what I know once I know it. Thanks for the inspiration ladies!

    July 21, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome meetup! Organizers did a really good job!

    July 21, 2011

  • Meta B.

    Thanks for the tutorial and all the hospitality!

    July 21, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic. Great to meet so many smart women. I learned so much! Can't wait for the next one.

    July 21, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey ladies! Awesome time programming! If anyone wants to practice what they learned, or work on something else [or just hang with more awesome ladies] cmon down to the #LadiesHackNight I host every Thursday night. This week it's 7-10pm [if you get here early, no worries] Logan Sq 2809 W Logan Blvd. I'll be working through more of the Ruby Koans and would love to see you all! http://www.meetup.com/TyK-ThoughtYouKnew/

    July 21, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    love it

    July 20, 2011

  • robin w.

    Uhg, I totally regret missing it. 3rd meetup will be the charm.

    July 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I made it! This is like the best tutorial + study hall ever. :)

    July 20, 2011

  • Melissa P.

    We're just eating! You can make it.

    July 20, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running late but omw. :) how is it?

    July 20, 2011

  • atrackbrown

    Wish I could come, but the summer semester's winding down and requires a lot of attention.

    Have fun, ladies!

    July 20, 2011

  • Valerie C.

    Hey Mary,
    I'd be happy to take a look at it this afternoon. If you get there a little early, you can come find me.

    1 · July 20, 2011

  • Lauri H.

    Please send me your full name for our building security peeps. Meeting will be on 3rd floor.

    [masked]

    thanks, lauri

    1 · July 19, 2011

  • Lauri Hofherr changed the time from 6:30 PM to 6:00 PM

    July 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    See y'all there! :)

    July 7, 2011

  • Lauri Hofherr changed the time from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM

    June 30, 2011

  • Melissa P.

    Angeleah, Most certainly! GDI is first and foremost a learning/support group for developers.

    June 12, 2011

  • Angeleah D.

    I am pretty new at being a developer. I am a non professional n00b. Am I still welcome?

    1 · June 12, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It sounds very meta. :)

    June 10, 2011

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