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March 2024 RailsBridge Boston Workshop

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

Free

March 2024 RailsBridge Boston Workshop

Join us for the March 2024 Rails Bridge Boston Workshop, a fun and interactive introduction to computer programming.

About this event

Our curriculum is designed for people who are complete beginners to programming – no prior experience needed!

A free event for people who are underrepresented in tech (women, LGBTQ, military veterans, people of color, etc.) to learn how to create web applications using the Ruby on Rails framework.

Over the course of the workshop, we will cover:

  • What happens when a browser requests a dynamic web page?
  • What is a web framework? Why would you want one?
  • Dividing up code responsibilities with the Model, View, Controller architecture
  • Saving data in a database with Rails’ object-relational mapper

HTML and CSS will NOT be covered.

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SCHEDULE

Saturday (9:00am – 5:00pm)

1) Breakfast & Sign in

2) Welcome & Announcements

3) Ruby on Rails basics

4) Lunch

5) More Rails concepts

6) Q&A with TAs

7) Wrap up

8) Post-workshop celebration! (after 5pm)

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

All students will work through the curriculum on their own laptop. That means you get to take home all of your accomplishments for the weekend! You’ll want to make sure that the laptop you bring:

  • Has a working power cord?

If you’re not sure if your computer will work, feel free to contact us using the email at the bottom of this page.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Total programming novices, web designers, system administrators, and developers of other languages are welcome to attend.

There is no age restriction, but if you’re under 18 and would like to attend, please bring an adult.

Parents: If you cannot find a babysitter for that weekend, we can provide free onsite childcare.

WHAT IF I ALREADY KNOW SOME RAILS?

Experienced programmers should note that the class is geared to beginners. If you’ve completed the “Hartl tutorial,” you’ve gone well past what we’ll cover.

 

 
 

 

Details

Date:
March 9
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Microsoft New England R&D Center
One Memorial Drive
Cambridge, ME 02142 United States
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