Let's Learn Ruby & Ruby on Rails
We meet every Thursday at 6:30 - 10:00 pm on the Westside in Santa Monica at Panera (https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF-8&q=Panera+Bread&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Panera&hnear=0x80c2a4cec2910019:0xb4170ab5ff23f5ab,Santa+Monica,+CA&cid=0,0,774615575577767613&ei=beVVUv-jKoGiiQKQ74HQCg&ved=0CL4BEPwSMAo).
501 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA (310)[masked].
We meet with our laptops, in the patio outside. Come work on a personal project or join us in learning Ruby or Ruby-on-Rails from scratch. We're inviting mentors each week to help out with both newbies & the more advanced. A collective knowledge base!
Each month we plan a get together and showcase our work, discuss advanced topics and network with other women programmers.
Don't feel intimidated if you are brandy new to Ruby or Ruby on Rails; we will help you get up to speed if you are willing to put in the time. If you are more advanced; you can learn by helping others learn while having a dedicated study night. We've started to pair-program... come find your pair! You'll learn faster!
We're always looking for speakers, mentors and general help.
If your brand new:
Learn Ruby the Hard Way (http://ruby.learncodethehardway.org/book/) - Great place to start. ( a documented repo here (https://github.com/curvgrl5000/Shaw_Exercises) )
Rails for Zombies (http://railsforzombies.org/) - When you just want to absorb.
TryRuby.org (http://tryruby.org/levels/1/challenges/0) - An interactive application to see immediate results.
If your more Advanced:
Ruby on Rails Tutorial 3.2 (http://ruby.railstutorial.org/ruby-on-rails-tutorial-book?version=3.2) - Michael Hartl ( a documented repo almost done! )
Ruby on Rails Tutorial 4.0 (http://ruby.railstutorial.org/ruby-on-rails-tutorial-book) - Michael Hartl
We're Starting to Read:
The Rails 3 Way (http://www.amazon.com/Edition-Addison-Wesley-Professional-Series-ebook/dp/B004G606IK) - Obie Fernandez