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Ruby (and Rails) for Newbies

So you want to learn Ruby and Rails? Don't have much experience with programming in general? This is the meetup for you! We're going to try out a new meetup specifically for Ruby beginners, focusing on topics such as installation, basic overviews, and creating applications. It will be hands on, with time for both structure and exploration.


In our first session, we're going to get you running with Ruby and Rails, and talk through how a typical Rails 4 site is structured. Ideally you'll come with Ruby and Rails already installed, but if not, don't despair - we'll help you get it up and running!


Your guide for the evening will be Cory Foy. Cory has been involved with the Ruby community since 2006, and ran a series of "Day of Ruby" events helping beginners come up to speed with Ruby and Rails. In addition, Cory ran the Florida arm of a software services company who hired specifically through apprenticeships. 


If you have any questions prior, please don't hesitate to contact Cory directly, either through the meetup board or at foyc at cory foy dot com.

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  • Sean

    So when is the next session ?

    1 · March 31, 2014

    • Brandon M.

      I'm make an announcement asap.

      March 31, 2014

  • mike0z

    It was a great, great session. Thanks to Cory and the coaches for their help and patient support! I can't wait for the next session.

    March 27, 2014

  • Brandon M.

    There will be people outside to help you find the classroom once you get to suite 150. It's downstairs. Call me if you need help. [masked]

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • Cory F.

    Hey everyone - sorry for the delay. I'll presume going from the very basics - we'll cover installing, and what Rails is and looks like. So as long as you've done any concept of development at all, this should be fine for you. Come prepped with your laptop, and we'll get you up and running with a basic Rails site before you leave, as well as cover some of the basics like Git, Testing, Asset Pipeline, etc.

    March 18, 2014

  • Jason D.

    Do you guys need volunteers to help with this? I helped with RailsBridge and BostonRB Project Night (http://bostonrb.org/project_night) previously and love these kinds of events!

    1 · March 13, 2014

    • Jason D.

      Man, I looked at my calendar wrong and I can't do this. Definitely keep me in the loop for the future. I would love to discuss a regular project night for beginners!

      March 17, 2014

    • Brandon M.

      It's all good! I am sure there will be more of these in the future :)

      March 17, 2014

  • Silvrbak

    How "newbie" do you have to be to attend? I'm familiar with installation & basics but I don't consider myself advanced. Maybe semi-intermediate.

    March 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome, hopefully I won't be too over my head in this one!

    March 13, 2014

  • Ethan T.

    Definitely pumped for this - I'll be there!

    March 13, 2014

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