h1. Open Workshop Project
Mission: Enabling Rails developers everywhere to organize and present high-quality introductory Rails workshops.
Lead: Sarah Mei, sarah mei at gmail dot com.
Summary: Sarah Mei and Sarah Allen are running an introductory Rails workshop series in San Francisco. We are releasing all our topic outlines, slides, logistics notes, etc., and inviting the community to use and modify them.
Mailing list: for workshop organizers, volunteers and teachers
These initial workshops are aimed at getting more women in the SF Ruby community, but the workshop materials are suitable for a general audience. We hope that by releasing them, they'll find a wider audience than just the people we can personally reach.Resources:
- If you want to get involved, join our google group
- Would you like a workshop in your town? see Workshop Recipes
- All of the info about how we run workshops
- Read the details of what we teach (slides are linked at the top)
- View workshop slides in-browser
- See the github repo of the slides and workshop materials
- A website for the project, beyond this wiki page! Hosting is taken care of by Mike Gunderloy, and we'll use the workshops.railsbridge.org subdomain. We need a blog for front page/news, a calendar, and some github integration. Join the mailing list if you're interested.
- Detailed installation instructions for OS X (Leopard, Panther, Tiger). On the DevChix wiki we have very detailed instructions for Windows, but sketchier ones for OS X. Even if you can just give it 15 minutes and try the first thing, go for it.
Please feel free to make an account on the DevChix wiki and edit and add pages, even if you're a guy. We would have started over here on this wiki, but the workshop project actually got going before RailsBridge did. :)
- There will be one in NYC on May 21st: http://nycrubyworkshop.com/, @nycrubyworkshop, hosted by Pace University.
- May 21st-22nd in SF @ Pivotal Labs, led by Melanie Archer and Amy Chen
- TBD Summer Spanish Language workshop @ Engine Yard led by Carmen Díaz Echauri who is translating the curriculum into Spanish for outreach to the Latino community.
- Sept/Oct at Stanford, led by Karen Zeller, more info
- 6/12-6/13 2009 at OrangeLabs in South San Francisco
- 7/31-8/1 2009 at Pivotal Labs in San Francisco
- 9/26-9/27 2009 at sfCube in San Francisco
- 10/3-10/4 2009 at Aloha on Rails
- 10/16-10/17 2009 at Berkman Center, Harvard University in the Boston, MA area (planned)
- 2/26-2/27 2010 at Microsoft in San Francisco
- June 2009 SF workshop
- August 2009 SF workshop
- September 2009 SF Workshop
- October 2009 SF Workshop
- May 2010
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