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Monday, March 16 • 9:30am - 6:00pm
Intro to Ruby on Rails

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Participants should be knowledgeable and comfortable in the general ways the World Wide Web works. No pre-reqs, but some pre-course work in the command line would be good if you are not familiar. Ideally, understand how to navigate to a folder using the command line. Review these resources before class: - http://cli.learncodethehardway.org/book
What to Bring:
Preparation: - Laptop preferably a Mac but PCs and Linux welcomed. - Text editor, such as Sublime Text: http://www.sublimetext.com/ - Download/Install Ruby and Rails: http://bit.ly/ror-install
You’ve got a head full of ideas when it comes to creating a web app, but where do you start? In this workshop, you will learn the basics of programming in Ruby - enough to play around with arrays, hashes, control structures, and methods. You will also be able to build and deploy a simple Rails app (Twitter clone) to Heroku.
Section 1 - Ruby Basics (2.5 hours)
Break - (half hour)
Section 2 - Rails (4 hours)

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Brian Fountain

Instructor, General Assemb.ly
Brian Fountain is a creative technologist with a deep knowledge of narrative, programming and marketing. Recent projects include CouchCachet, Magic Story Maker and Run Sheldon! He has worked with brands such as BMW, Motorola, AllState and has over a decade of web and graphic design... Read More →
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Alex Hint

Software Engineer, XO Group
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Oleksandr Hintsyak

Software Engineer, XO Group

Monday March 16, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm CDT
JW Marriott Room 307

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