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Seattle RailsBridge Rails for Women Workshop

Friday, September 13th, 6:00-9pm (REQUIRED): Software Installation Fest

Saturday, September 14th, 9:30am-4pm: Rails Workshop

4:30pm: Workshop Afterparty

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 that wants to learn Ruby and Rails who will register and bring you as a guest.

The workshop is  FREE of charge!

We are still looking for teachers, TAs, and logistics help. Sign up for the Volunteer event if you'd like to help out: http://www.meetup.com/SeattleRailsBridge/events/136835922/

The workshop will be held at NIRD HQ, 3601 Fremont Ave N, #304, Seattle 

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. Be sure to attend the Installfest, especially if you are on Windows, because Rails 3 can be a bit tricky on Windows.

Total programming novices, system administrators, and developers in other languages are welcome to attend. We'll have different classes separated by experience level. Each participant needs to bring his or her own computer.

When you RSVP you'll be asked a few question about your 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.

Pizza dinner will be provided Friday evening and lunch will be provided on Saturday.

If you have questions, please send a message to the organizers.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I second Emily's post. I felt I learned so much more because I could get help as soon as I got stuck. I hope one day to pay it forward and help the next wave of newbies.

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome workshop! I learned a TON and had a blast. Thanks for the time and effort all the organizers and TAs put into it. All the TAs were great, but I wanted to especially thank Danielle for the way she made sure to see if I could figure it out first! Thanks again, ladies!

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • Isaac Del R.

    What does the location look like?

    September 13, 2013

  • Lyz E.

    Dagnabbit! I'm not going to make it this weekend. :(

    September 13, 2013

    • cheri a.

      Well, drats! We'll see you next time.

      September 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    install-fest question - linux an option? if so, any distro better than others? (believe the +1 has fedora but need to check)

    September 12, 2013

    • cheri a.

      Yep, linux is definitely an option. The instructions are specifically for Ubuntu. If you're using something other than that, you'll just have an extra level of challenge, but we'll help you through it.

      September 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks cheri!

      September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If i already have the software setup on my laptop, do i still need to attend the Installation Fest on Friday?

    September 12, 2013

    • cheri a.

      The InstallFest is technically required. What that means is, we can't spend time helping you on Saturday with software. The installation guide can be found here: http://docs.railsbrid...­ If you go through it and get or already have all tools installed successfully, then you should be fine to attend Saturday. Most people do find they need some extra help getting everything set up, so doing it solo is not recommended. Also, we totally have beer Friday night, so coming to InstallFest is pretty fun :)

      1 · September 12, 2013

  • Lynn K.

    My laptop is having problems. (:

    September 12, 2013

  • Lyz E.

    Is it selfish to attend two in a row? I really liked the last one and would like to learn more.

    August 26, 2013

    • NIRD S.

      Heck no! We'd love to see you again!

      September 8, 2013

  • Devon P.

    Sad I can't make this one. Have fun, ladies!

    August 26, 2013

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