April 2016 RailsBridge Cape Town Workshop

Hosted by RailsBridge Cape Town

Public group


Learn to code or level up with RailsBridge!


This event will be a one day workshop on Saturday 23rd April (no InstallFest on the Friday night). We’ll be running two courses, in different directions, at the same time. You can do one course or both!

For the first time, we’ll be running the Front-end course (https://docs.railsbridgecapetown.org/frontend/). An introduction to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript: the building blocks of the web. You’ll create a web page about yourself and (optionally) deploy it to the web.

We’ll also be running the Job Board course (https://docs.railsbridgecapetown.org/job-board/). If you've completed the InstallFest and Intro to Rails courses and would like to stretch your Ruby on Rails skills a bit more, this one is for you.

The workshop will be quite relaxed. You’ll work through the documentation at your own pace, asking questions and getting answers from yourself, the other attendees, and from mentors who are close by in case you would like some help.


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.


Attendees must read and follow our Code of Conduct (https://railsbridgecapetown.org/code-of-conduct.html). Thanks! :)