People of Color Code Workshop: Who wants to be a Rubyist?

People of Color Code
People of Color Code
Public group

8th Light

25 E Washington St #509 · Chicago, IL

How to find us

5th Floor across from the elevators

Location image of event venue


• Target audience

People who want to learn ruby. We will be starting from the basics: basic ruby commands, using the interactive ruby console, how to run a file, how to write a test, how to spin up a Rails project quickly to start creating a website.

• What we'll do

You will join your fellow software developers and write code! This will be a guided workshop so we will all walk through the materials together.

• What to bring

Please bring your laptop! If you do not have a laptop available, please alert the organizers at least 48 hours prior to your arrival and we will be sure to set you up with a loaner laptop for the day.

• Requirements

***IMPORTANT*** Please have ruby installed on your laptop before you come. If you need help installing ruby, please let us know by the Friday before the workshop and we will try to help you get set up. We will have a lot to cover during the workshop and installing ruby can be complicated, so if you do not come with ruby installed, we will ask that you pair with someone who does.

If you use a mac, you should already have ruby installed. How do you know ruby is installed? Try typing "ruby -v" into your terminal application or Command Prompt. That should bring up the interactive ruby shell. If your computer seems confused when you type "ruby -v", you probably need to install ruby.

You can find the repo for this workshop here:
Fork the repo and follow along in the README

• Important to know

POC Code and Coffee is dedicated to maintaining a harassment free work space. Regardless of race, gender, physical appearance, religion, disabilities or choice of IDE's. We do not tolerate harassment of meetup participants. If a participant is involved in harassing behavior, said member will be asked to leave the meetup. Please show respect to everyone in attendance of our events. Thank you!

• Schedule

Announcements & Food @ 6:00pm
Workshop @ 6:15pm until 9:00pm