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Intro slides for the first Seattle RailsBridge Workshops. April 23rd 2011

Intro slides for the first Seattle RailsBridge Workshops. April 23rd 2011

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  • Commuters are not people. Programmers are People. Ruby is a computer language for People.Expressive and Simple
  • Hopper – credited with popularizing the term debugging – from an actual moth removed from a Mark II Computer at Harvard University in 1947
  • Just Do IT!Play and tinker – socialize – talk out and idea and then figure it out – try something – you will surprise yourself!!
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  • Seattle’s First RailsBridge
    Ruby on Rails (RoR) Workshop
  • Why Are We Here?
    Ruby Community
    Women in Computing
    Learning Something Cool!
  • Ruby Community
    Yukihiro “matz” Matsumoto
    “I believe people want to express themselves when they program. They don't want to fight with the language. Programming languages must feel natural to programmers. I tried to make people enjoy programming and concentrate on the fun and creative part of programming when they use Ruby”. – Matz 2001
  • Seattle.rb
    Ryan Davis – ryand-ruby@zenspider.com
    Open Hacking Night: Every Tuesday
    Where: Usually VivaceCafe on Broadway and Republican.
    When: 7 PM - whenever (9ish)
  • Women in Computing
    1842: Ada Lovelace - analyst of Charles Babbage's analytical engine and described as the "first computer programmer”
    1965: Mary Allen Wilkes - first developer of an operating system (LAP) for the first minicomputer (LINC)
    1949: Grace Hopper - first programmer of the Harvard Mark I, known as the "Mother of COBOL". Developed the first ever compiler for an electronic computer known as A-0.
  • Women in Computing
    Where are they Today?
    DevChix
    AWC
    GeekGirls
    LinuxChix
    Look Around You!
  • Learn Something Cool!
    What is Ruby on Rails?
    Why Should You Care?
    Who Uses RoR?
  • What is RoR?
    Ruby is a language
    Rails is a Framework
    Web Apps
  • Why Should You Care?
    Useful Tools!
    Geek-Out!
    Build Something!
    Think Differently!
    Work Together!
  • Who Uses RoR?
    Twitter
    Shopify
    Shop It To Me
    Oakley
    Groupon
    Hulu
    Hark
    PennyArcade
    SlideShare
    YellowPages
  • Where Do I Start?
    HERE!
    Today’s Curriculum:
    http://www.wiki.devchix.com/index.php?title=Rails_3_Curriculum
    Wireless:
  • Saturday Schedule
           ▪       10:30-11:20 session 1 (Build and Deploy, Make it Your Own)       ▪       11:30-12:20 session 2 (A Closer Look, Adding Topics)       ▪       12:30-1:30 lunch       ▪       1:30-2:20 session 3 (Routes, Creating a Topic)       ▪       2:30-3:20 session 4 (The Topics Page, Allowing Voting)       ▪       3:30-4pm large group wrap up (What's Next?)