RMR Charity Workshop: Playing with Ruby
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (MDT)
Play with Ruby
Ask any software developer how they first learned to program. Maybe at some point they read books or attended classes, but ultimately they had to learn by trial and error: by typing in some code and seeing what happened. You learn your first programming language by playing with code, just like you learned your first spoken language by playing with sounds.
In this workshop you'll work with some Ruby code that draws an image on the screen. Your job is to change the image by changing the code. The goal is to give everyone first-hand experience with variables, loops, branches, and the command line. You'll figure it out faster than we can explain it, so let's get started.
Please bring a computer or be ready to share. If it has Windows, please download and install Ruby from rubyinstaller.org before the workshop.
These workshops, while free to secure a ticket, are all about raising money for local charities. You will need to make a donation to cover the sessions you wish to attend. You can do this at the event or ahead of time. If you are making a donation beforehand you will need to bring your printed receipt of your donation. Most sessions require a $30 or more donation. There are special reserve tickets for supporters that donate $100 or more for a session. We are offering a few seats at this level as a way to encourage those to give more than the minimum and be recognized for it. For instance, if you wished to attend Play with Ruby and The Hashrocket Way, you could make a single $60 donation to cover both sessions as the minimum.
Our overall goal is to top $5000 total. Please be generous and help our meet our goal! Here is the list of our local charities: