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Railsbridge Panama City

Beverly Nelson

Friday, January 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:00 PM (CST)

Railsbridge Panama City

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Railsbridge PC Participant   more info Ended Free  
Railsbridge PC Volunteer/Coach
Are you a skilled Rubyist or expert with github, html, css and javascript? Enjoy logistics? Join us as a Railsbridge volunteer.
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Railsbridge PC Guest Ended Free  

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Event Details

Ruby on Rails Outreach Workshop for Students, Women, and their friends.

Brought to you by volunteers from The Ruby Friends User Group.

Students and women are encouraged to apply regardless of your experience level.  High schoolers age 16 and up are invited.  Students under 16 may attend with a parent or guardian.  Men are welcome too as the guest of a student or woman learning to code (please see the details in the description for attending as a guest of a registrant)


Installfest: Jan 10th 5pm-7:00pm (Please note may take longer time depending on machine setup)

Workshop: Jan 11th 9am-4pm (Please note may end early depending on the track completed) 

After Workshop Dinner / Q&A Hangout optional

Cost: FREE


Bland Conference Center on the FSU Panama City Campus

4750 Collegiate Drive 
Panama City, FL 32405

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Beverly Nelson 
Rails Developer with

Chuck Guynn  
Rails Developer with RailsDog

James Newton

Jennifer Guynn 
Railsbridge Alumni 

and all the RubyFriends in the panhandle area.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors: 
Sticker Mule


This workshop will be in Panama City, FL at the Bland Conference Center, Florida Statue University Campus,  4750 Collegiate Drive. 

This workshop is intended to reach out to women, high school students, or career changers,  who are new to Ruby and Rails and want to learn more about programming for web applications. Men are welcome to attend with a student or woman, who wants to learn Ruby on Rails.

In this workshop, we'll offer two tracks.  One will help you build a simple web page in a day that is published on the web.  This is our front-end track.  Our second track will take you through building a complete web application using Ruby on Rails. By the end of the workshop, you'll have an application or page on the internet that connects to a database and reads and writes information. We'll meet up Friday night to install all of the software you need, and then spend workshop day learning and writing code.

Not sure which track to choose?  When you RSVP you'll be asked a few question about your operating system, level and type of programming experience. Just select "not sure" and we'll help you find the right one.

Do I need to be an expert? Total programming novices, system administrators, developers in other languages, and folks who attended our previous workshops are all welcome. We'll have different classes separated by experience level. Each participant needs to bring his or her own computer.

What is Installfest? Installfest is an opportunity to have all the tools you will need for Saturday ready to go ahead of time.  Sometimes people ask if the Friday night installfest is mandatory, it's a significant part of the weekend, even if you’ve already gone through the instructions independently I encourage you to attend or reach out if you need to make other arrangements. There are a ton of moving parts when setting up a development environment, and the reason that we’re able to get through the curriculum on Saturday is that every single student has had their dev environment checked and has been awarded a sticker for their successes. There are also enough changing parts that even if you’ve been to a workshop in the past, you should attend the Installfest to get re-verified, because this stuff changes almost constantly.

We love having additional volunteers, both folks who know Ruby on Rails to TA and people who are willing to help with logistics. If this is you please register for a coach ticket.  If you have questions or ideas for us, the best way to get in touch is to contact the organizer.

Have questions about Railsbridge Panama City? Contact Beverly Nelson

When & Where

Florida State University - Bland Conference Center
4750 Collegiate Drive
Panama City, FL 32405

Friday, January 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 4:00 PM (CST)

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Beverly Nelson

Beverly is a Ruby Developer for and homeschool mom. 

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