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November 5, 2013

Catch Up Day: Rails Programming for Beginners

This is an opportunity for new students to get a jumpstart on learning the Rails framework, following along with the basic of the Getting Started Guide (links in description).

The goal of the class is to introduce the basic ideas of the Rails framework, presenting a distilled summary of the Getting Started Guide. You are welcome to read the course material ahead of the class; it also has pointers to more advanced topics that you can start exploring on your own if you like.


We will assume no familiarity with the Rails framework, but will assume you understand programming concepts like data and object-oriented programming, and that you are comfortable with Ruby concepts and syntax. This material is covered in our Ruby Beginners Level 1 class and we recommend you read that before this class.

The code we'll discuss is also available on Github.

Installing Ruby and Rails

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

The course material also summarizes 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]

7pm Pacific - 9pm Pacific on November 5, 2013 at Noisebridge
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