Intro to Ruby on Rails

Clubhouse - 45 W 27th Street, 3rd Floor New York - View Map Girl Develop It NYC
Mar 18 - 20, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

**This class will be two nights: Monday 3/18 and Wednesday 3/20 from 7pm - 9pm both nights**

Are you ready to build on your HTML/CSS knowledge to start building real web applications? It's time to learn Rails!

Ruby on Rails is a framework that makes creating web applications quick, easy, and fun. It has a thriving community, strong job market, and many resources available to beginners. Ruby on Rails has powered applications like Groupon, Living Social, Twitter, Square, Shopify, Github and many more. Through class instruction, group exercises, and homework, you'll build a solid introduction to the fundamentals of Rails applications.

We will be using an online integrated development environment for this course provided by Cloud9 IDE ( and Git/Github ( for source code revision control. Please sign up for both services ahead of time.

If you have not attended an Intro to Ruby course, I would recommend working through the following tutorials to prepare:
- Code Academy's Ruby Track (
- Try Ruby (

For HTML/CSS, I would recommend working through:

- Code Academy's HTML/CSS track


Your laptop and charger. Note: A netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute.

A recent operating system such as Windows 7/8 or OSX 10.8+ with the most recent version of Google Chrome or Firefox will make working within the Cloud9 IDE more pleasant.

A text editor. We recommend Sublime Text 2 (free; available for both Mac and PC ( with Autoprefixer ( installed.


Fill out this form ( ) and the organizer will contact you!


We offer needs-based scholarships for people interested in taking any course over $50 who may not be able to afford the registration fee. Apply here (

Girl Develop It welcomes all genders and identities to our classroom. By entering this group, all community members agree to abide by our Girl Develop It Code of Conduct (

GDI does not offer refunds. If you need to cancel for any reason, your payment will go toward supporting our scholarship fund for students in financial need. If the class is rescheduled, moved to a different location, or canceled by GDI, all participants will be refunded. Thank you for understanding.

We have 100% no drop-ins policy. Students that have not registered on Meetup before the class will not be accepted into the class. Please do not show up to a class without registering via Meetup, you will be turned away.

Rushaine McBean is a software engineer who specializes in building JavaScript and Ruby on Rails web applications. She picked up JavaScript as her first web technology then Ruby on Rails to serve as her API and hasn’t looked back. When she’s not writing code for current employer Kickstarter, she’s working on side projects to stay update to with JavaScript & Ruby on Rails technologies, speaking at conferences, helping run Manhattan.js and EmpireConf, local front-end events.

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March 18 - 20
7:00 PM (EDT)


45 W 27th Street, 3rd Floor New York