Beginning Programming for Women, Ruby Edition: Workshop [RSVP required]
Organized by Igal Koshevoy
Time: Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 9:30am–5pm
Location: Collective Agency , 322 NW Sixth Ave, Suite 200 (between Everett & Flanders) Portland, OR 97209, US
Free beginning programming workshop for women. This inaugural workshop will focus on web development with Ruby and Rails. The workshop is free. You must attend both the Friday evening install fest and the Saturday workshop.
If you would like to help plan, join our Google group here:
A note about our audience:
These workshops will be a series of events meant to increase gender diversity across the spectrum of the Portland software development community. Each workshop will familiarize participants with a programming language and its ecosystem through tutorials, practice exercises, and one-on-one help from volunteer guides. Attendees will learn the basic skills and vocabulary needed to start participating in the relevant user groups and open source projects.
In keeping with our goal of increasing gender diversity, we open these workshops to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons. Men are welcome to attend when invited by an attending member of these qualifying groups.