What we're about
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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.
This is RailsBridge Johannesburg, we believe you learn best by doing with a helping hand in a safe environment where you can make mistakes, ask questions and experience those ah-ha moments.
About the organizers
Ridhwana is an extremely passionate software developer that strives to use technology to make a difference to people's lives. She is the co-founder of a software development company, Zero One (http://www.zero-one.io/) and the co-founder of an NPO, Kasi Maths (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.za/danai-nhando/sa-team-wins-2017-techwomen-pitch-in-silicon-valley_a_23257978/), that assists children to develop their mathematical skills.
Ridhwana strongly believes that diversity and inclusion is a key factor to breeding creativity in the tech space. She assists in running organizations like Women in Tech JHB (https://www.meetup.com/Women-in-Tech-JHB/) and Ladies that UX (https://www.meetup.com/Ladies-that-UX-Cape-Town/), with the goal of creating a safe environment and a support system for women in the industry, whilst breeding a culture of learning from each other.
Simon van Dyk
Simon is a developer and technical product owner at Platform45, interested in everything software from design & development to machine learning. Simon cares about diversity in tech and wants to see the industry grow. On his journey, Simon loves sharing his learnings and has given a couple talks in South Africa and the USA. Catch him on Github (@sighmin (https://github.com/sighmin)), or at https://simonvandyk.co.za .
• Railsbridge.org (http://railsbridge.org/)
• Railsbridge docs (http://docs.railsbridge.org/docs/)
• Railsbridge docs for mentors (http://docs.railsbridge.org/workshop/)
• Railsbridge docs for installfest (http://docs.railsbridge.org/installfest/)