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Ruby on Rails InstallFest

Do you want to learn how to program 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?

You are invited to attend the Ruby on Rails InstallFest, an initiative by reInteractive, sponsored by Fairfax Media and General Assembly.

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 :) Power boards will be provided, everything else is up to you.

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

Yes, General Assembly will provide pizza and drinks for you to munch on while you are getting your system up and running.

I'm a professional Rails Developer, can I help mentor?
Yes, we are always looking for experts to come along and help :) Just send us an email 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

How can I find more info on training?

To keep you are on track with improving your Ruby on Rails skills we will be running a monthly Development Hub. Make sure you grab a spot!


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I little more explanatory text was needed in the tutorials, but the basics of the tutorial and the helpfulness of the people there made in a good experience.

    October 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for a great introduction! Hope to come along to one of the pub evenings in the future.

    October 23, 2013

    • Chloe

      Thanks for coming! The RoRo Syd event will be on 12 Nov at the Trinity Bar. I will post the details closer to the date :)

      October 23, 2013

  • Mark I.

    It was a good introduction..

    October 23, 2013

    • Chloe

      Thanks for coming along Mark :)

      October 23, 2013

  • henry q.

    I am going to be later, sorry, maybe 7:30, is it still ok?

    October 22, 2013

    • Chloe

      sure, you are still welcome to come

      October 22, 2013

  • Nadia V.

    How friendly is this event for someone who is a complete amateur?

    October 14, 2013

    • Nadia V.

      Hopefully I won't be shunned for my Windows machine!

      October 17, 2013

    • Chloe

      Not at all :) looking forward to seeing you there!

      October 17, 2013

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