Past Meetup

Meet the Tech: Ruby (FREE)

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IndieDesk DTLA

333 South Grand Ave. · Los Angeles, CA

How to find us

Check in with building security for access to the elevators. Come up to the 4th floor and follow the signs.

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Having trouble keeping track of all the different programming languages and technologies you keep hearing about? Puzzled about exactly which things you actually need to learn? Not sure what all those different programming languages are good for?

Welcome to our Meet the Tech series! In this series of free sessions, we'll introduce you to different programming languages and technologies in a low-stress, friendly and welcoming environment. Learn all about a certain language or technology, what it can be used for, how it works, and take a look at a few things built using it.

Meet Ruby

You mean Ruby is something other than a gorgeous red gemstone? Oh yes, it's a programming language! But what is it, exactly, and what is it good for? And why do people keep mentioning gems and Rails? Should you learn Ruby?

In this session, presenter Rita Hill will present a beginner-friendly introduction to Ruby. You'll learn what it is, what it can be used for, see a few examples of what the language looks like, and you'll see a few demos of things built using Ruby. You'll also have plenty of opportunity to ask questions, too!


None! This session is suited for absolute beginners who have never written a line of code before or for those who know HTML/CSS or another programming language and are curious about Ruby.

What to bring

If you wish to take notes, you might want to bring a notebook and pen/pencil. If you prefer you can take notes on a laptop or tablet, but there won't be any hands-on programming in this session.


Our program and curriculum are geared toward adults over the age of 18; at this time we do not accept minors as students in our courses and workshops.

If you have any accessibility issues we should know about, please email us at losangeles [at] girldevelopit dot com. We want to make sure everyone can participate!


We're here to help! If you have any questions or anything you'd like to discuss before signing up for class, please contact us at losangeles [at] girldevelopit dot com.

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