Intro to Ruby (2-day Workshop)

Atomic Object - 1407 Randolph St Detroit - View Map Girl Develop It Detroit
Sat, Jun 27, 2015, 1:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

Session 1: Saturday 6/27, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Session 2: Sunday 6/28, 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Food & drinks will be provided by Atomic Object on both days. 

Ready to start programming? Want to learn one language that you can use to build web apps and iPhone apps, do system administration, and security? Then you're ready to learn Ruby!

Ruby is an open source language that powers applications and products like Hulu, LivingSocial, Groupon, and Github. There is a thriving, friendly community of users, and the job market for developers is strong.

Through this workshop, you'll get a thorough introduction to programming fundamentals with Ruby. We'll use the interactive Ruby shell; write command line programs that use loops, conditionals, methods, and classes; and learn the basics of object oriented programming. We'll mix lecture and practice, and help guide you through the coursework.

We'll send out installation instructions for setting up your development environment before class.

This course will be taught by Aisha Blake & Sara Gibbons. 

None! This is a beginner-level course. 

Atomic Object  1407 Randolph St.  Detroit, MI 48226 


We are offering scholarships on a limited basis for students with financial need. Please complete our scholarship application if you are interested. Applications must be received by Saturday 6/13. Scholarship recipients will be notified the weekend before the class.

If fewer than 12 students register for this workshop, GDI Detroit may postpone or cancel it.  In that event a refund or class credit will be available to any students who have paid to attend. 

There are several flat-fee private parking lots available across from the office on Randolph St. Metered street parking is available on Randolph and adjacent streets. Additional parking is available one block away at the Detroit Opera House parking structure.  

Please bring your laptop and charger to all class sessions. Power strips & Wi-Fi will be provided.  If you don't have a laptop, we may be able to lend you one thanks to our friends at Bizdom! Email us at to reserve.

We're here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for a class, please contact Erika Carlson (



Saturday, Jun 27
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)


Atomic Object
1407 Randolph St Detroit