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Ruby on Rails Level #1 Workshop

Learn the basics of programming a web application in this friendly and easy to follow workshop! Ruby on Rails is an extremely popular technology that powers thousands of websites and web applications throughout the world. Its strength lies in its ability to help developers create web applications quickly and with little hassle, which makes it particularly popular within the startup community. Rails was invented here in Chicago, so there is a lot of community around it right here in our city, and many Chicago companies have built their platforms upon it.

In this meetup, developer and educator Jay Wengrow will introduce you to Ruby on Rails and get you started working with it hands-on. No previous exposure to programming is required. This class will also serve as the foundation to the Ruby on Rails Level #2 Workshop which will be scheduled in the near future.

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  • Ety

    Where can I get the notes for the Ruby on Rails Level #1 Workshop, or a list of what I should know, so I can be ready for the second workshop?


    1 · September 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to duck out a bit early — sorry Jay! Had a good time though, and you got me started in a good place! Thanks again, brother!

    September 3, 2014

    • Daniel N.

      I thought I saw you in the back. Good to see you again Matt.

      September 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey, yeah! I thought I saw you too, but wasn't sure in the dark. Great seeing you too!

      September 4, 2014

  • Jeffrey H.

    Looking forward to Level 2!

    2 · September 4, 2014

  • Daniel N.

    Can't wait for level 2! Get hands deep in some code!

    1 · September 4, 2014

  • Laurie Lee M.

    I meant *food*

    September 3, 2014

  • Eddie

    Very good! Jay is a very patient and knowledgeable guy, and willing to address any question. Wouldn't hesitate to go again.

    2 · September 4, 2014

  • Jay W.

    Hi everyone! Thanks for attending tonight's meetup. Here is a link to a "cheat sheet" so that you can practice more at home:

    2 · September 3, 2014

    • Eddie

      Thanks for posting this, as I had to catch a train home and couldn't stay for the extra practice! And thanks for the intro to Ruby...great instructor!

      September 4, 2014

  • Abby T.

    Thanks Jay for sharing your expertise with us all last night! It was a great first intro to Ruby on Rails and I can't wait to continue learning.

    3 · September 4, 2014

  • Laurie Lee M.


    1 · September 3, 2014

  • Laurie Lee M.

    any good or beverages provided?

    September 3, 2014

  • mark

    Sorry guys worked happen

    September 3, 2014

  • Sonam K.

    I would like to join this meetup

    September 1, 2014

  • Daniel N.

    Even though I went to one before, I'd like a refresher on the basics. So that I won't be confused on level 2. Is that ok?

    August 11, 2014

    • Ryan B.

      Of course silly

      1 · August 11, 2014

    • Daniel N.

      Grr work meeting conflict. I'll be late if I can make it at all. Thanks!

      August 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bummer, can't make this one, it's on my SO's birthday! Looking forward to future events!

    August 21, 2014

  • Deana G.

    Wish I could make it but I can't do Wednesdays :(

    August 12, 2014

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