Past Meetup

Partner Event: Intro to Ruby Workshop & Dev Bootcamp Info Session

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Breakfast and coffee will be served. The info session is 10am-11am.

Info Session

Thinking about switching careers and becoming a software developer? Interested in learning how to code? Want to learn more about immersive bootcamps? Hear from members of our team & community to hear why they chose Dev Bootcamp, what they learn, and what they do after Dev Bootcamp.

Dev Bootcamp teaches people of all backgrounds to code, putting a tech career within reach. Our responsive instructional model creates technical aptitude, along with the interpersonal skills that today’s employers demand. We immerse our students in the supportive learning community they need to accelerate and shape their careers.

Core Bootcamp Program

With campuses in San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, San Diego, Austin and Seattle, our 19-week curriculum (9 week part-time remote + 9 week on-campus immersive + Career Week) focuses on Ruby, Javascript, Rails, SQL, HTML and CSS, as well as pair programming, agile and test driven development. To date we’ve graduated more than 2,300 alumni who energize development teams all over the world.

Introduction to Ruby Workshop

Join us for an introductory dive into Ruby, a beginner-friendly language used on servers in backend web development (i.e., the stuff that goes on between entering a URL and getting a web page back). In this workshop, we will walk you through the basics of the Ruby language and how to use it to set up a basic web server.

Key Takeaways:
All the tools you need to get up, running and coding with Ruby
Ruby syntax for basic programming concepts like variables, loops, methods, strings, arrays and hashes

The basics of how the World Wide Web works under the hoodSetting up a simple web server and sending HTML pages to a browser


We will be working together on code, so please bring your own laptop (Mac, PC or Chromebook)

To use Ruby, you need to have the latest version of it and other software - see these detailed install instructions ( If you have time to complete them before the workshop that will be great. If you don't, or if you run into difficulties, don't worry. We can also just use an online development platform.

Teacher Robert Gu

My interest in crafting code started three years ago by attending a coding bootcamp. After living out east and working for a consultancy, I decided to trek out west and work for 8th Light and continue this pursuit of learning best practices, continual learning, and mastery of my craft. Ruby is my first, and still my favorite language to work with.

Everyone is welcome to attend our classes and events - we are women-inclusive, not women-exclusive. All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct (