RailsBridge NYC 2011 (RoR for women!) May 7th - OSX Edition
Friday, May 6, 2011 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 4:30 PM (EDT)
The RailsBridge Open Workshop project, which teaches web app development to programmers and non-programmers, announced its 2011 schedule that'll include nine more of its popular free workshops for women.
For this RailsBridge, we are concentrating on Ruby + Rails on OSX only for beginners. We plan to have further Windows + Linux based workshops in the upcoming months so if you happen to not be on OSX, please do stay tuned!
Additionally, all participants must have Ruby + Rails installed to attend the full day workshop (we will have an install fest the evening before to assist).
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/mature-
female in your life who wants to learn Ruby and Rails and who will
register then bring you as a guest.
RailsBridge's workshops take place on a Friday evening and full-day Saturday, during which time participants learn how to develop a web app using the Ruby on Rails framework. Over the past year-and-a-half, the project has trained almost 600 people, nearly 500 of them women. RailsBridge hopes to expand further this year, with workshops in San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, and now, New York City!
Please note, the install fest and the workshop are in 2 different locations.
Friday May 6th, 6:00 - 8:00pm: install fest @ Simande 154 Grand St NYC
Saturday May 7th, 9:00am - 4:30pm: workshop @ Harvest 187 Lafayette St Floor 6
Harvest (www.getharvest.com) is graciously offering Railsbridge space on Saturday for the day of the workshop.
Lunch on Saturday has been sponsored by Magnetic (www.magnetic.is)
Both participants and volunteers can sign up here and as these events tend to be popular, we will have a waitlist.
The workshop project is a key part of the ecosystem that we are working to develop in open source, making it truly open to programmers and non-programmers of any background," says RailsBridge's president Sarah Allen. The mission of RailsBridge, says Allen, is to bridge the gap from aspiring developer to contributing open source community member through mentoring, teaching and writing.