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Ruby Nuby (Tonight)

From: Barrett C.
Sent on: Thursday, August 26, 2010 9:33 AM
Hello all,

Ruby Bayou is having a special event during their meeting tonight. The event is about Ruby Nuby a non-profit in development to train professionals in Ruby while also teaching children similar skills.

The meeting is at LaunchPad at 7:00 PM tonight. (It may move to 6:30, but check and @rubybayou for updates.)

Below is a longer description of the event.

Barrett M. Conrad

Ruby Nuby
Located in NYC, Ruby Nuby is a soon-to-be nonprofit, member driven organization dedicated to teaching the first year of Ruby Programming, Rails Framework and Related Technologies to professionals who then learn better by teaching at-risk, disadvantaged youths and helping Nubies become professional Rubyists. We will have a camp in early summer 2011, where at-risk, disadvantage youth will learn Ruby/Rails and entrepreneurial skills along side professionals. In the evening, the youths will learn life skills and attend cultural events. If the New Orleans community supports it, we will Have a 2nd Ruby Nuby Camp, late summer 2011, where graduates of the first camp in NYC along with Senior Rubyists from around the country will go down to New Orleans to teach the campers there.

We will discuss how Ruby Nuby and the New Orleans community can help develop the local economy by creating technology jobs, end the cycle of poverty and build the Ruby/Rails community. In New Orleans, with support of the local community, we plan to:

  • Create a mobile learning lab to take the learning process to the youths.
  • Distribute donated computers to a subset of the at-risk, disadvantaged youths who, over time, have demonstrated their interest, reliability and ability to code nice with others.
  • Create a mentoring program.
  • Create paid internships.
  • Facilitate the creation of new companies through our Ruby Nuby Startup weekends.
  • Create an exchange of talent, ideas and commerce between the financial hub of NYC and the creative hub of New Orleans.

Please join us this evening to discuss this collaboration and to build consensus on how we can do social good while creating jobs in New Orleans.

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