This meetup will be all about welcoming new programmers to the joy of Ruby on Rails. We'll help you install the tools, and learn enough about the language and framework to create a simple application and deploy it to production. How cool is that?!?
Our Plan of Attack for the Event
6:00 pm Meet and Mingle
6:15 pm Announcements
6:25 pm Break off in to groups and begin the installation and setup tutorial
6:55 pm Regroup and listen to prestation on Rails Application Structure and Easy Deployment with Heroku
7:30 pm Wrap up and walk over to The Old Fashioned (www.theoldfashioned.com) for drinks and socializing.
For the Tutorial
We've build a VMWare image to help everyone on tutorial night. We'll have it on DVDs and flash drives on the night of the event, but if you want to get a head of the game little you can download it and read the instructions for it at http://notch8.com/tutorial.html. If you run into any problems with the image please let us know.