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Building OpenCamp (a project management tool) - a learning series

Building OpenCamp (a project management tool) - a learning series

This month:

Zipnosis ( and Apruve ( will be giving a high level overview of how Ruby on Rails powers their businesses.

Zipnosis is a local healthcare startup that allows patients to receive online diagnosis of common conditions. Derek Rockwell (Lead Developer) will be giving a brief overview of how the Zipnosis application started, some growing challenges and strategies for becoming 'production-ready'.

Apruve is a local startup that offers a new, innovative payment method for businesses. Employees or contractors pay for goods and services without the need to obtain credit card information from their managers. Neal Tovsen (CTO) and/or Cullen Murphy (Senior Dev) will be presenting how they use Rails at their startup.

As part of the Google for Entrepreneurs at CoCo program we will have monthly sessions to help you get started building a real Ruby on Rails web application while learning best practices and fundamental web development concepts. Each session in the series will build on the previous session.

Each session will take place in three parts: an introductory lesson, a group coding workshop and an 'advanced topics' presentation.

We’ll aim to provide documentation and tutorials to go along with our sessions, so newcomers can catch up and dive right in.

For more information on our previous sessions and the structure of our events, visit our GitHub schedule page.


Parking: visit the CoCo MSP site for parking infomation. CoCo has a partnership with the Gateway Ramp (grab validations from CoCo Host to receive $5 parking).

Food/Drink: food, beer, soda and water will be provided

Laptop: since there is group hack-session during these events, you should bring a laptop with Ruby on Rails installed! There is a great resource at that can help you get started on your operating system. If for any reason you run into issues with that tutorial and can't get things running, that's okay too. Just bring your laptop to the event and we can help you get set up and be prepared to partner up with someone to follow along.


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We have a forum available for members to openly discuss anything related to their Rails learning experience, please sign up at!forum/railsmn.


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By registering for this event, you acknowledge that this is a public event and any ideas you share cannot be considered confidential and could be developed by others, including Google. On the other hand, sharing your ideas might lead to opportunities to collaborate with other event participants and sponsors.


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