Beginning Programming for Women, Ruby Edition (8/19-8/20)

We have the details for our first workshop!

When: August 19th (6-9pm) & 20th (9:30am-5pm)
Where: Collective Agency (322 NW Sixth Ave, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97209)

Calagator links: http://calagator.org/events/1250460810 (Friday) and http://calagator.org/events/1250460811 (Saturday).

This inaugural workshop will focus on web development with Ruby and Rails. The workshop is free. Particpants must attend both the Friday evening install fest and the Saturday workshop.

Registration is open now. We’re limiting this first workshop to 20 participants, so don’t wait to register.

We need volunteers!

Interested in helping out? We still need volunteers to help make this first workshop happen. Technical and non-technical volunteers needed. If you want to get more involved, join our Google group, or drop us an email. You can also reach us on Twitter @pdxtechworkshop.

Interested in Sponsoring?

We are in need both of cash contributions (to buy supplies, including food and drink) as well as used laptops. If you or your company would like to help out, let us know!

A note about our audience:

These workshops will be a series of events meant to increase gender diversity across the spectrum of the Portland software development community. Each workshop will familiarize participants with a programming language and its ecosystem through tutorials, practice exercises, and one-on-one help from volunteer guides. Attendees will learn the basic skills and vocabulary needed to start participating in the relevant user groups and open source projects.

In keeping with our goal of increasing gender diversity, we open these workshops to all self-identified women and genderqueer persons. Men are welcome to attend when invited by an attending member of these qualifying groups.