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January 2016 RailsBridge Cape Town Workshop


Learn to code or level up with RailsBridge!

RailsBridge workshops are a free and fun way to get started or level up with Rails, Ruby, and other web technologies. Our events focus on increasing diversity in tech, so that people of all backgrounds can feel welcome and comfortable in our industry.

The RailsBridge Workshops are free courses run by a volunteer team of experienced and enthusiastic developers. The courses cover an introduction to programming concepts, the available tools, Rails, Ruby, and HTML & CSS.

The workshops are targeted at groups of people that are underrepresented in tech. If you are interested in taking the workshop but are not in a minority group, try finding a friend who is also interested and who can sign up with you as their +1.

The workshops teach practical skills useful to those investigating new career paths, looking to compliment their current skill set, or simply interested in gaining a better understanding of software.

You should be comfortable using a computer, but no programming experience or hardware expertise is required. You should have your own laptop to bring along. Mac, Windows, and Linux machines are all welcome.


There'll be:

an InstallFest on Friday night where we help you set up your computer with the software you’ll need. We provide drinks and snacks;

an all-day Workshop on Saturday where you’ll learn to use both Ruby and Rails to build and publish a web application. We provide breakfast and lunch.

You’ll be given sufficient background and confidence to continue developing their Rails skills independently.

The workshop is quite informal. You'll work through the documentation ( at your own pace, asking questions and getting answers from yourself, the other attendees, and from teachers who are close by in case you would like some help.


Attendees must read and follow our Code of Conduct ( Thanks! :)


If you're coming by car, there's R10 a day parking by the Buena Vista Social Club (,18.4151725,17.77z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0x5300312ae36eab9d).

17 Dock Road, V & A Waterfront · Cape Town
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