Introduction to Ruby Weekend Workshop

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Workshop Series

Introduction to Ruby Weekend Workshop

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Workshop Series

About this workshop series

Rails lets developers build powerful web applications quickly, but many first-time learners focus the majority of their attention on Rails, missing an opportunity to build strong Ruby foundations that are vital in the later stages of Rails mastery. This workshop focuses on "just" Ruby, with an eye towards the features that make Rails both possible and powerful. Beginners who want to start their learning with a solid foundation or students already learning Rails who want to bolster their understanding of the underlying technologies are encouraged to participate.

We will cover:

  • Ruby fundamentals (data structures, program design)
  • Object Oriented Programming idioms (the use of classes and objects)
  • The basics of web applications

Takeaways

  • Build Ruby apps from scratch
  • Understand Ruby features that make Rails so powerful
  • Build a basic web application

Prereqs & Preparation

No programming experience is required but students are encourage to complete as much of ruby.learncodethehardway.org as possible before class.

Basic understanding of the command line is essential. Students who lack this need to complete as much of cli.learncodethehardway.org as possible.

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