San Francisco
September 15, 2015

Beginners Web Programming Using Ruby on Rails

This is an opportunity for new students to get a jumpstart on learning basic concepts of web programming, which we'll demonstrate using the Rails framework. We will follow along with the basic material in the Getting Started Guide (links in description). The focus will be more on backend concepts (model and controller) vs. front-end - read, not much HTML/CSS/Javascript.

This class introduces the basic ideas of web application programming, using the Rails framework, presenting a very distilled summary of the RailsGuides Getting Started Guide. You are welcome to read this ahead of the class, and come with questions.

We will try to help you with any Ruby on Rails installation issues you may have encountered, if you bring along your laptop. Feel free to email the instructor before the class with any questions you have! Here are a few tips on how to install Ruby and Rails for Windows and Mac.


We will assume no familiarity with the Rails framework, but will assume you are comfortable with technical ideas like data manipulation and cloud-based servers. The class tends to attract attendees who have had some experience with coding before, but don't be shy to participate and listen in, even if you haven't been exposed to coding.

A Google On Air link will be published to the whiteboard on this page before the class begins. It will be available as a public recording.

Familiarity with Ruby concepts and syntax will definitely help - we'll point as we go along where knowing Ruby helps you understand Rails.

Installing Ruby and Rails

Before class, install Ruby and Rails on your system, getting as far as you can by following these instructions:

The Rails guides above also summarize these steps.

If you have any questions about the material or suggestions for what to cover in the class, feel free to email us at team [at], and/or the instructor at [email protected]

7pm Pacific - 9pm Pacific on September 15, 2015 at Noisebridge
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