Railsbridge x Code Crew Present: An Intensive Ruby on Rails Workshop for Women


Railsbridge NYC and Code Crew are happy to announce a free two-day workshop. The workshop is for women who want to learn and/or get better at Ruby on Rails in a friendly and warm environment. 

The focus will be on developing functional web apps and programming in Ruby. All experience levels are welcomed and you can find the curriculum materials here. Below are details for the event.

***There are a limited number of spots available for this event. Please register via Bridge Toll to secure your spot. *****


Installfest:

Location: General Assembly (902 Broadway 4th floor

7:00 - 9:00pm Friday, November 8th 

Friday night will be the Installfest to make sure that your machine is ready to ride come Saturday. We will make sure Ruby and Rails is installed and your development environment is sufficient for you to build your first application.


Workshop:

Location: General Assembly (902 Broadway 4th floor)

9:00am - 5:00pm Saturday, November 9th 

In this workshop, we'll take you through the steps to build a web application. We'll have different classes depending on experience level. Total novices can start with an Intro to Programming, while experienced programmers can jump right into Ruby and 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.


Handybook Sponsored Afterparty:

Location: Handybook (134 W 29th st, 5th floor)

6:00 - 8:00pm Saturday, November 9th 

After students have successfully concluded the workshop we will head over to Handybook for 2 hours of open bar, appetizers and lots of other good stuff!!! 


Student Checklist:

Required to attend both days of the session

Each participant needs to bring their own laptop.

If you have a Mac, download and install Xcode on your laptop before coming to Installfest on Friday. (Xcode is the software that creates a coding environment for you to tinker with during the workshop.) 

Xcode is a very large file that takes 2-3 hours to download and cannot be done at the Installfest.http://installfest.railsbridge.org/installfest/install_xcode

Download the version of RailsInstaller that is right for your machine. This is not as download-intensive as Xcode, but it is still wise to download ahead of the Installfest on Friday.http://www.railsinstaller.org/


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  • Faigy M.

    Awesome meetup! Felicia did a great job in organizing it. I wish I could've learned more as I was a bit more advanced but I did like it overall.

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • Juana M.

    Great event and venue

    1 · November 9, 2013

  • Uzo

    Hi Ladies! Have an emergency and cannot make it:( Hope someone on the waiting list gets to go (inspire the short notice).

    November 9, 2013

  • Sara M.

    What should I install before attending today's session?

    November 8, 2013

    • achixanthem

      Jimmy and Vietnhi I just checked and Xcode is running fine but when I ran rvm list, I got the message no rvm rubies installed yet. Ugh! I'm coming at 7pm!

      November 8, 2013

    • Jimmy C.

      achixanthem, that's an easy fix if you have rvm installed just type: rvm install 2.0 or 1.9.3 <enter> That will install the version that you want on your machine. I'm not sure which version they're going to use but I would use 2.0.

      November 8, 2013

  • Alana

    Can anyone confirm that if we have Mavericks on our macs that we don't need to download from railsinstaller.org because it's already included in Xcode?

    November 8, 2013

    • Jimmy C.

      Hi, Xcode is not part of Mavericks. You'll have to install that if you don't have GCC. Go to your command line and type: gcc -v <enter> It will then tell you what version of GCC you have installed, if you don't get back version 5 you have to install Xcode. You'll also need to install command line tools after this. You do that by typing this at the command line: Xcode-select --install <enter> A popup will appear that allows you to install.

      November 8, 2013

    • Alana

      Thank you! I should have been more clear that I have Mavericks AND have the most up to date version of Xcode. I checked my GCC version (5) and installed my command line tools. Good to go!

      November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I am confirmed on here but still on the waiting list at Bridge Toll's registration site. If there is a chance anyone can't make it, could you please change your RSVP on Bridge Toll so that a spot opens up? Thank you, I really want to attend this event.

    November 8, 2013

  • Juana M.

    The package from http://www.railsinstaller.org/en is giving me an installation error and will not let me install on my mac for version[masked]

    1 · October 14, 2013

    • Juana M.

      Sure, What is the location and time

      October 14, 2013

    • Vietnhi P.

      Sundays @AlleyNYC 1PM-4 PM - Unofficially, quite a bit after 4 PM.

      October 15, 2013

  • Jimmy C.

    Oh, will this be my Tootsie moment? LOL.

    October 12, 2013

    • Jimmy C.

      I may, but it's a bit too far in advance for me to make a commitment. I'll let you know when that date approaches.

      1 · October 12, 2013

    • Felicia

      No problem Jimmy. See you soon.

      October 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm on the Bridge Troll page now, and I keep clicking on the "attend as a student" button but nothing happens. In any case, I got a confirmation e-mail from Meetup.

    October 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It worked the second time around. (A clarification should be made on the Web site that you have to sign up for Bridge Troll in order to RSVP for the class.) Thanks!

      October 12, 2013

    • Felicia

      Latrice details about registering on Bridge Troll are listed in the description, but I've also added a follow up question just in case anyone missed it.

      October 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi... I'd love to attend but am not able to make it that weekend... hope you have another weekend railsbridge coming up soon!

    1 · October 12, 2013

    • Felicia

      They'll be more.

      October 14, 2013

  • Vietnhi P.

    Unless there is a major hackathon on the same day, I expect to be there to help with the install fest. I recommend that everyone who needs to install rails go to the Installfest on Friday because the less install issues we have to deal with on Saturday AM, the better. In case you haven't guessed by now, the install process is time consuming and it is work intensive enough to disrupt current activities.

    October 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's a requirement to attend the Installfest Friday night in order to ensure that everything on students' machines is installed correctly so that they are ready to go Saturday morning. :-)

      October 12, 2013

  • Vietnhi P.

    You need not, of course, wait until Installfest Day to get help with your rails installation since Code Crew meets every Sunday.

    October 12, 2013

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