Past Meetup

Introduction to Programming with Ruby

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Price: $96.00 /per person
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This 4-day Introduction to Programming with Ruby course will be held on Monday / Wednesday November 5th, 7th, 12th, and 14th. Class will run from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM each night.

Have you heard about Ruby and are curious what all the fuss is about? Interested in programming, but aren't sure where to start? Ruby is one of the top ten programming languages, used widely for web development, and is a great language for beginners to start with. We invite you to come learn Ruby basics with us!

Over 4 sessions across two weeks, this course will cover:
* Intro to using the command line and terminal
* Intro to ruby
* Writing your own scripts and mini-programs

No prior programming experience is required for this class, and we'll talk about how best to continue the learning after the class. This is just the beginning!

Your Instructor: Kate Studwell
Kate is a software developer at Automated Insights. After years working as a project manager, she realized she had an undeniable urge to build things. She took to the leap towards development in 2016 and hasn't looked back. She enjoys writing Ruby and Elixir, attempting hardware hacking, dancing, and enjoying the best that Durham has to offer.

Tech Requirements:

• A laptop is required. Note: A netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute. If you do not have a laptop, email us at [masked] . We may be able to loan you one for the class.

• A modern browser such as Chrome ( or Firefox (

• A text editor (this is NOT the same as a word processor!) like Sublime Text ( or Atom (

If you have any questions prior to registering, please contact us at [masked].


We will offer a scholarship to this class. We must receive your application by October 1st to consider it. Please fill out this form to apply:

Refund Policy

Your payment of $96 guarantees your seat in the entire course. Please note that we cannot issue refunds because there's an overhead to issuing refunds via and the workshops are already offered at a low cost. Proceeds from the class go to the Girl Develop It national nonprofit and are used for operating costs and scholarships.

Other Disclaimers: 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.

We sometimes take pictures at events to post on social media. If you are uncomfortable having pictures taken or posted on social media, please let us know at the start of the event.

Accessibility: If you have any accessibility issues we should know about, please email us at [masked] . We want to make sure everyone can participate!