In collaboration with STEM NOW (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics Network of Women), I'll be doing a series of Ruby on Rails workshops at San Jose State University on March 20th and April 3rd from 6pm-8pm in SCI311. STEM NOW is an organization dedicated to creating networking opportunities for young women to pursue learning, development, and careers in STEM fields, especially in Computer Science. If you also believe in advancing women in tech, give STEM NOW your support today.
The workshop is aimed at beginners with Ruby and Rails, who have at least some familiarity with web applications and understand the concepts of MVC frameworks. We will be building a simple blogging engine, BlogBox.us, created specifically for this tutorial. We'll be building the app from start to finish using Rails 4.2.0, touching every part of the stack.
The first session will focus on getting your development environment setup and building a basic anonymous blogging engine, while the follow-up session will look at implementing user authentication and tying everything together.
Like last time, I'd recommend getting yourself familiarized with Rails a little bit -- at least attempting to get your development environment running. There's a great step-by-step guide on doing this on RailsBridge called InstallFest. Their entire curriculum is pretty great, too.
Take a look at the source code on GitHub for BlogBox.us. Come with questions!
Details from my last workshop are available here.
Friday, March 20th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
San Jose State University, Science Building, Room 311 (SCI311)
Follow along with instructions here: Google Doc