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June Rails Outreach for Women Workshop: June 3-4, Hashrocket

If you want to learn Ruby on Rails, this is the place!

Friday, June 3rd, 6:30-9pm (REQUIRED): software install fest
Saturday June 4th: 9:30am-4pm: workshop

5pm: after-party for volunteers & attendees, location TBA

This workshop is intended to reach out to women who are new to Ruby and Rails. Men are welcome to come: please find the woman in your life who wants to learn Ruby and Rails and she can sign up and bring you as her guest. When registering, guys, you will be asked who you are coming as a guest of please be sure to fill out this question.

The workshop is FREE of charge!

We are also looking for volunteers, both folks who know Ruby on Rails to teach and people who are willing to help with logistics. Please sign up here to be a volunteer.

In this workshop, we'll take you through building a complete web application using Ruby on Rails. By the end of the workshop, you'll have an application on the internet that connects to a database and reads and writes information.

We'll meet up Install Fest day to install all of the software you need, and then spend workshop day learning and writing code. You must attend the Install Fest on Friday so we can all get working on our Rails project first thing Saturday.

Total programming novices, system administrators, developers in other languages, and folks who attended our previous workshops and need a refresher are all welcome. We'll have different groups separated by experience level. Each participant needs to bring his or her own laptop to work on.

When you RSVP you'll be asked a few question about your laptop operating system, level and type of programming experience, and whether you will be bringing any children. We will plan for a playgroup on site if you're bringing a child.

Snacks will be provided Friday evening and lunch will be provided on Saturday.
If you have questions or ideas for us, the best way to get in touch is to send a message to the organizers.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The meetup was great! It was a welcoming environment for both experienced and newbie developers. The volunteers were very helpful and patient, and the coding project we worked on was a great introduction to Ruby on Rails. I learned a lot and will definitely attend future meetups. The after party was a nice bonus!

    June 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    All the volunteers were extremely accessible and helpful! Great event, would love to do it again!

    Thanks for letting me come!

    June 6, 2011

  • jessica b.

    i learned at a lot-keep up the good work!

    June 5, 2011

  • Neal S.

    I wish we had one of these every weekend. :)

    June 5, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd love to come if there is any space available.

    June 3, 2011

  • Ginny H.

    Signups have closed so meetup doesn't allow changes either. (Maybe they need our help to improve their interface.) Since no one is stuck on the waitlist, we're OK. I hope you can make it to the next workshop, Ellen.

    June 2, 2011

  • Ginny H.

    Yes, we'll be at HashRocket both Friday and Saturday.

    June 2, 2011

  • Tonya L.

    Just to be clear, the Friday install fest is at HashRocket too?

    June 2, 2011

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