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Back-End for Beginners

General Assembly

Monday, October 28, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

Back-End for Beginners

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Back-End for Beginners

Monday, October 28th from 7:00pm - 10:00 pm

1520 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Josh Book and Machiko Yasuda

This free class will introduce you to the world of the back-end web development landscape and give you insight into turning your ideas into working applications by learning the foundations of programming with Ruby and Ruby on Rails. 
This will be part lecture, but also part interactive. Students will code-along with us using an online IDE platform (https://www.nitrous.io/) to get a flavor of back-end programming. 

  • This session will be hosted by General Assembly and instructed by Josh Book & Machiko Yasuda.


No experience necessary but any experience with an object oriented programming language i.e. ruby, javascript, python, c++, would be helpful. However, students should bring a computer, preferably with sublime text 2 already installed.

About the Instructors:

Josh hails from New York and spent several years producing film and television and dabbling in video games and political activism, before making his foray into the tech field.  Josh is a graduate of General Assembly's Web Development Immersive program in Los Angeles.  He loves concept design, backend development, and software architecture.  He is passionate about activism and desires to create innovative technology that connects and empowers people all over the world.

Machiko Yasuda appreciates good style in both writing and code. A journalist-turned-developer, she likes working at the intersection of the liberal arts and technology. When she's not coding in Ruby or Javascript, you can find her rock climbing, biking or teaching bike safety.



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General Assembly LA
1520 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Monday, October 28, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

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