New to programming? Learn Ruby on Rails in collaboration with others/instructor

  • October 17, 2011 · 7:30 PM
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Note: We will start at 7:30pm this week.

Learn Ruby on Rails in a collaborative, interactive environment with a mentor. Please feel free to contribute financially at so we may continue with our socio-economic mission.

This week, we will continue with the free, online book Rails Tutorial by Michael Hartl as the backbone of our class.   It is located at

We will be in Room 317. Snuggs will let us know shortly what material will be covered in, Rails Tutorial by Michael Hartl. Last week , we covered Models/Applications.

Having gone over the chapter before the class will help! We will continue with where we left off (actions, resources). We will also pair you with a partner to work on Michael Hartl's exercises during the class.

In order to incentivize helping with our socio-economic mission of teaching tech and entrepreneurial skills to low-income youth, each week for our classes, we use a manual waitlist with priority seating in this order:

  1. Attended the volunteer meeting at 6:30pm the previous week.
  2. Signed up for the 6:30pm Volunteer meeting right before this class
  3. Donated at
  4. Open to the rest based on first come first serve basis.

Attending the one-hour volunteer meetings and/or volunteering during the week results in reserving a seat in our free two-hour classes. This is our way of paying forward to our Community of Contributors™ and helping with our socio-economic mission of teaching what we learn to low-income youth. Usually, several stay after class to pair program and learn from each other.   

Map: Building 46 with Entrance on W 4th Street within the small plaza.

PLEASE backup your laptop before attending this meetup as you may decide to install software on it during the class. Just a good computing practice.

We are currently partnering with TECH@NYU, the NYU student group for tech enthusiasts. They are generously providing meeting space .

Description of meeting space: Classroom with about 5 electrical jacks, free wi-fi, a projector which connects to instructors laptop.

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  • Rick T.

    Thanks malcolm. Would you recommend doing/installing anything before coming then? I am running Windows right now.

    October 18, 2011

  • Malcolm A.

    I am in the class join if anyone wants to join.

    @Rick, we will do a reboot in a about 4 weeks. I would recommend coming then.

    October 17, 2011

  • Rick T.

    Is there a rotation or "week 1" sort of thing where you'll start from the beginning chapters again? Don't think it'd be good to come if you're in the middle of chapter 8 or something like that..

    October 17, 2011

  • Mike S.

    According to the NYU academic calendar-no classes Monday and Tuesday this week:

    October 10, 2011

  • Malcolm A.

    The school isn't closed but we have had challenges with getting Wi-Fi. Thanks for catching this Mekey. we postponed the class till next week. My apologies.

    October 10, 2011

  • Meke

    Not that I care about this holiday, but what about Columbus Day? Is the school closed?

    October 10, 2011

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