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Free Ruby on Rails Workshop for Women, Mobile Payments Hackathon and More!

From: Jamal
Sent on: Monday, October 14, 2013 3:01 PM
Hey Everyone,

There are a lot of interesting events happening in NYC over the next couple of weeks. The Coalition for Queens is hosting their Queens Tech Bash this Wednesday and as the name suggests it should be a blast so make sure you don't miss it! For all of my hackers (and newbies) out there be sure to check out CardFlight and Stripe's Mobile Payments hackathon. If you're new to coding this may be a good way to test your skills, challenge yourself and meet some cool people at the same time. If you're looking for a cool bunch to learn programming with, we kicked off our Programming Languages study group at TEKsystems last week and will be meeting every other Tuesday to complete the course thanks to our friends at the Fullstack Academy of Code.

We're also very happy to announce that we're teaming up with an awesome organization called Rails Bridge to provide a free Ruby on Rails workshop for women. There are still slots available for both students and volunteers so please sign up here if interested. We are also actively looking for sponsorships. If you are interested in being a sponsor for this event please reach out to Felicia at [address removed] for more information.


Featured Announcements

Rails Bridge x Code Crew Free Ruby on Rails Workshop for Women
Railsbridge NYC and Code Crew are happy to announce a free two-day workshop. The workshop is for women who want to learn and/or get better at Ruby on Rails in a friendly and warm environment.  

The focus will be on developing functional web apps and programming in Ruby. All experience levels are welcomed and you can find the curriculum materials here. Below are details for the event.

***There are a limited number of spots available for this event. Please register via Bridge Toll to secure your spot. *****


Installfest:

6:00 - 9:00pm Friday, November 8th 

Friday night will be the Installfest to make sure that your machine is ready to ride come Saturday. We will make sure Ruby and Rails is installed and your development environment is sufficient for you to build your first application.

Workshop:

9:00am - 5:00pm Saturday, November 9th 

In this workshop, we'll take you through the steps to build a web application. We'll have different classes depending on experience level. Total novices can start with an Intro to Programming, while experienced programmers can jump right into Ruby and 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.

Student Checklist:

Required to attend both days of the session

Each participant needs to bring their own laptop.

If you have a Mac, download and install Xcode on your laptop before coming to Installfest on Friday. (Xcode is the software that creates a coding environment for you to tinker with during the workshop.) 

Xcode is a very large file that takes 2-3 hours to download and cannot be done at the Installfest.http://installfest.railsbridge.org/installfest/install_xcode

Download the version of RailsInstaller that is right for your machine. This is not as download-intensive as Xcode, but it is still wise to download ahead of the Installfest on Fridayhttp://www.railsinstaller.org/


Mobile Payments Hackathon - a hackathon in NYC powered by CardFlight and Stripe
Date: Saturday, October 19th at 8:30am to 8:00pm

Location: Alley NYC, 500 7th Ave, 17th Floor, New York, NY
Cost: Free

Sign up: http://mobilepaymentshackathon.com/

The goal of the Mobile Payments Hackathon is to encourage the development of mobile payments technology and provide developers with the tools and inspiration they need to build awesome products that improve the paymentsindustry.

The CardFlight SDK and Stripe API will be provided during the Hackathon to help you build product. Attendees will spend a full day coding, completing their ideas and networking, and then will present their demo apps to a panel ofmobile payment experts, including VCs, executives and entrepreneurs. There will be food and drink provided throughout.

The Mobile Payments Hackathon is free to attend but pre-registration at http://mobilepaymentshackathon.com/ is required

Non-hackers are welcome to attend the demos from 6-7pm.


Rails STARS
Rails Stars is a 5 week course that teaches the basics of web development using Ruby on Rails. This course is perfect for people that are learning how to code to launch their startup idea or for those that want an introduction to web development to prepare for more intensive study. We still have a few slots left in our first class. More information can be found here.



Upcoming Events

Tuesday, October 15


Wednesday, October 16


Thursday, October 17


Monday, October 21


Tuesday, October 22


Wednesday, October 23


Thursday, October 24


Code Crew Community

Collaborative Coding - each and every Sunday we meet at Alley NYC to crank out some code. Come join some of the coolest people that are learning how to code in NYC.

How to Learn JavaScript Properly Study Group - JavaScript is sexy and we know that that's why we put together a study group based on Richard Bovell's study guide.

Ruby on Rails Tutorial Study Group - learn Ruby on Rails by going through Michael Hartl's famed book. Meets every other Sunday at Alley at 3:30pm.

Programming Languages Study Group - Coursera’s Programming Languages course starts soon and a bunch of Swabbies have decided to organize a study group to go through the course together.  Shoutout to Alex Oviedo, Bianca Rodrigues and the Fullstack Academy for making this happen!



Resources

Code Crew Roadmap for Noobs - since so many n00bs out there have no idea where to start when learning how to code (we know because we were there not too long ago) we put together this roadmap to help you get started. Enjoy!

Google Groups: Programming Languages, Python, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails


Suggested Reading

Resources to Get You Up to Speed in AngularJS - a good list of resources to learn AngularJS.



Sponsors

A special thanks goes out to our new sponsors Code School and Thinkful. 

Code School is offering a free 48 hour hall pass that will provide access to all Code School courses. Code School teaches web technologies in the comfort of your browser with video lessons, coding challenges, and screencasts. Claim your 48 hour hall pass here

Thinkful is providing $50 off each month of their course. All swabbies are invited to join Thinkful -- an awesome school that teaches you how to code through mentorship and projects. They find really talented mentors to coach you online as you learn front-end or Python. Feel free to click here to learn more about the course

Remember, feel free to reach out to us with any questions or suggestions for the group. Until next time.


#CrewLove,

Jamal

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  • WeWork

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  • Code School

    Code School provides Swabbies with a free 48 hour hall pass.

  • Thinkful

    Swabbies get $50 off each month of Thinkful's online mentorship course.

  • Treehouse

    Treehouse provides a special rate for Swabbies; inquire at our meetups!

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