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An introductory Ruby on Rails workshop

Bring your laptop and learn to build a simple web application with Ruby on Rails in this hands-on workshop.

To set up a development environment, we will first spend some time installing Rails (version 3.2) and Ruby (1.9.2 or 1.9.3), as well as sqlite3 or mysql. Then we will create a simple application, such as a to-do list or a friends list.

About the instructor:

Nola Stowe has been programming practically everyday since she was 13. She's spent 5 years in PHP and need a challenge, so she learned Perl and Ruby, hopping on the Rails bandwagon in 2005. When she is not coding, she is coding more, helping run DevChix, mentoring new developers, and watching cooking shows to find things for her husband, a.k.a. Personal Chef, to make for her.

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  • Jaden Alexandra R.

    Great time.

    February 16, 2013

  • Elze H

    Nola showed us how to install Ruby on Rails on Windows, Macs, and Linux, and helped to troubleshoot the installation; that took one hour. In the second hour, she guided us through creating a simple Rails web application. We just had the time to make a couple of small customizations to an out-of-the-box application generated by the scaffold command, such as add a link here and there.

    I'd like to know if people would be interested in taking this effort further, and making more customizations to their Rails application, or perhaps learning how to deploy it on Heroku (a cloud platform that hosts Ruby on Rails).

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    1 · February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I attended Rails Girls last weekend and would like a refresher!

    February 12, 2013

  • Tammy G.

    I have had something come up and can not attend now.

    February 12, 2013

  • Kacy H.

    new to programming. new to ruby. looking forward to joining in on learning as much as i can.

    February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not in town.

    January 26, 2013

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