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Ruby on Rails InstallFest

  • Jul 16, 2014 · 6:30 PM

Do you want to learn how to code and develop web applications for Ruby on Rails and have no idea where to start? Or, are you a company that has staff that need to get up to speed on Ruby on Rails? Sponsored by reInteractive and Envato you are invited to attend the Ruby on Rails InstallFest!

What is it about?

This will be your opportunity to get your laptop or computer working with a full Ruby on Rails development environment, all setup and working. Most importantly, it's a FREE service!

We get your laptop up and running on Rails. This can take a bit of work. You are welcome to bring your Windows, Mac or Linux PC, our team can help get you running on any of these.

Once you have installed Rails, we get you building your own blog powered by Ruby on Rails, by the end of the night, you should have this up and running, online and published on the Internet :)

Then, we'll get your published blog personalised, with Javascript, CSS and headers and footers.  All the while learning more about Rails.

Free Stuff!

Not only do you get time with Ruby on Rails professionals, you also get vouchers to various training tools and sites... worth real money :)

Wait, what do I bring?

The only requirement is you bring your computer along with whatever power charger you need, and also, please, make sure your computer works :)

OK, I need one more incentive. How about free food?

We'll organise pizza and drinks for you to munch on while you are getting your system up and running. Power boards will be provided, everything else is up to you.

I'm a professional Rails Developer can I help mentor? 
Yes, we are always looking for professionals to come along and help :) Just send us an email or RSVP to let us know you'd like to come along.

What have others said about the InstallFest?

“The InstallFest was a great way to get up and rolling with Ruby on Rails. Never having coded in it before, I was happily surprised to have my own blog coded and online on the first day. The instructors and and written guides, made the whole process effortless.” - Bravo Child

“Wonderful initiative for the RoR Community to get the word out...have been looking for this help for ages.” - Julian Blok

“I just got home and finished the first two lessons, thank you very much, was awesome, really interesting. I hope to keep learning and join the Development Hub.” - Agustín Gambina

“Great, easy experience. Great to have experts on hand when you get stuck, meet others, good food and vibe. Thanks!” - Kevin Truong

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  • Mark

    Thank you for putting this up! I've learned a lot!

    1 · July 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      No problem Mark, glad you learned a lot :)

      July 17, 2014

  • Imogen

    Great event!

    1 · July 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for coming along!

      July 17, 2014

  • Bhushan

    very good. Glen was very helpful so as the team :-)

    July 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the great feedback :)

      July 17, 2014

  • Ed W.

    Thanks! Brilliant event! :-)

    July 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for coming along Ed!

      July 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    For someone like me that does not have any code skills and it was the first time going on something like this, i am sorry to say that this was a complete waste of time.

    July 16, 2014

    • Glen C.

      Hi John. If it weren’t for the fact that this was a free event largely put on by people volunteering their own time (two of whom flew down from Sydney for it), I’m sure we would be happy to offer you a full refund.

      On another note, the next Hack Night will be in the next 2 or 3 weeks. So if you think you would benefit from some one-on-one time, then there are always people there who are happy to, like tonight, volunteer their own time to help new developers get up to speed with Ruby on Rails. Feel free to hunt me down (red reInteractive t-shirt) at the next Hack Night if you would like to do that.

      1 · July 17, 2014

  • Melissa K.

    I wanted to work through the installfest Blog in 15 mins tutorial - I'm on Rails 4.0.2 though - is this an issue?

    June 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      No, this not a problem! We have guides for Rails 3.2, Rail 4.0 and Rails 4.1

      1 · June 26, 2014

    • Mario V.

      Yes you can, the event tonight is aimed at people with no prior programming experience.

      2 · July 16, 2014

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