This class will be taught on a Sunday 10:30am-4pm. This class is $50.00.
Want to learn to code? Want to learn one language that you can use to build web apps and iPhone apps, do system administration, and security? Why not start with Ruby? This course is a great place to start if you want to learn basic programming concepts and a new language.
Ruby is the programming language underpinning the Ruby On Rails framework—which powers applications and products like Hulu, Groupon, Airbnb, Square, Kickstarter, Github, Shopify and more. There is a thriving, friendly community of users, and the job market for developers is strong. Learning Ruby is the foundation to opening doors to these opportunities, and this class will prepare you for future classes dedicated to the Rails framework.
This class is great for beginners - no previous coding experience required.
We will guide you through the basics of programming and learn Ruby along the way. The course will help you think like a programmer, give you some readily-applicable skills, and answer any questions you may have. 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.
At this time, you will need to provide your own laptop - PC or Mac - to participate in the course.
Interested in TA-ing ? Fill out this form and the organizer will contact you!
There are no refunds or make-ups for this course. If you end up being unable to attend any or all of these dates, the entire amount of your tuition will be donated to our scholarship fund to help other women who need financial assistance. Thank you for understanding.
All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct.
About the instructor
Grace is an engineer at WeWork working on products to help buildings run more efficiently. Before starting her career in engineering, she worked as a researcher for non-profits in NYC. She's excited to talk some Ruby with some awesome women, and share her experiences making the switch from social science to engineering. You can help her learn how to tweet here: @gracectan.