Tag Archive: Ruby on Rails

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    by Jessica Schimm

    Learn Ruby on Rails in a Girls-Only Boot Camp

    “It was a good opportunity to get more into a Ruby on Rails,” says Karen Keasler. “Ruby is a pretty easy- to- read language – it’s more like reading sentences and can be a lot less intimidating. I think it’s a great opportunity for women to get in and see that coding is hard, but not impossible.”

    by Angie Chang

    Carbon38 Launches Today, A Year After Attending Women 2.0 Startup Weekend (Surfing The Wave)

    This unique environment of midnight sandwich runs, unending games of ping pong, impromptu social media study halls, and Ruby on Rails power hours has served to concentrate our community and expose us to the next generation of visionaries and entrepreneurs.

    By Katie Warner Johnson (Co-Founder, Carbon38)

    My team and I all looked up from our plates of MSG-laden Chinese take-out, high-fived and then got back to work. It had been exactly a year since Carbon38 convened in San Francisco for the Women 2.0 Startup Weekend in November 2011.

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    by Angie Chang

    Tech Talk: Frontend Vs. Backend

    The frontend is the part of a web site that you can see and interact with, while the backend is all the rest.

    By Adda Birnir (Co-Founder, Balance Media & Skillcrush)

    The frontend is the part of a web site that you can see and interact with, while the backend is all the rest.

    You know how the tip of an iceberg pokes out above the water, but they’re really hundreds of feet deep? That’s a lot like a web site. The parts you see and interact with on a web site – the buttons, the dropdown menus and big bold fonts – make up the frontend.

    The frontend of a web site has specific technologies attached to it. HTML makes up the text on the page, CSS makes it pretty, and JavaScript makes it interactive.

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    by Angie Chang

    How I Learned To Code

    From one-day classes to Stanford courses, Natasha continues learning to code at Dev Bootcamp.

    By Natasha Murashev (Student, Dev Bootcamp)

    Learning to code is one of the most challenging things I’ve accomplished in my life to date. It is also the accomplishment that I’m most proud of.

    The journey started two years ago when I moved to San Francisco to work in the tech industry. After about a year, I was sick of standing in the sidelines doing “everything else” without having the power to make any changes myself.

    So I decided to learn to code…

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    by Angie Chang

    Hackathon: An Amazing Experience With New Friends

    “Everyone contributed their skills, which was perfect. We had an iPhone developer, an Android developer, a few Rails developers including myself…”

    By Natasha Murashev (Student, Dev Bootcamp)

    Today, I participated in my very first Hackathon, and what an experience! So far, I’ve been building apps on my own, so this was the first time I got to help build something as part of a group…

    Our group decided to make an app for finding hackathons to go to based on location. More people kept joining the group, so while we started at 3, we ended with a group of 7 or 8. Everyone contributed their skills, which was perfect. We had an iPhone developer, an Android developer, a few Rails developers including myself and a developer who took care of the front-end and design.

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    by Angie Chang

    RailsGirls Launches Workshop In San Francisco (June 29-30)

    RailsGirls San Francisco is a free crash course on how to build web applications with Ruby on Rails.

    By Crystal C. Yan (Marketing Intern, StackMob)

    My colleagues and I at StackMob are on a mission to bring some RailsGirls love to San Francisco.

    RailsGirls San Francisco on June 29-30, 2012 is a free crash course on how to build web applications with Ruby on Rails. You get to learn designing, prototyping and coding with help from coaches. And in addition to coding, you also get to hear great lightning talks and meet other like-minded women.

    Think of it as a conference with an immediate deliverable: less talk, lots of action.

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    by Angie Chang

    Starting Up: Resources For Learning Programming, The Software Business And Design

    Learn how to program, what software businesses are, and how to design – through free classes online!

    By Frances Advincula (Former Platform Development Intern, Accenture Software)


    Someday I will get through all of this – the courses here are free, through endeavors such as iTunes U and MIT Open Courseware.

    For The Programmers

    • Multi-core Programming Primer Course – When PSN was down, I was so happy because I had my guy all to myself. If you’re dating or have dated or are a gamer… Well, now you can say you’ve programmed on the Play Station 3 development platform.
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    by Angie Chang

    Rails Web App: Easy Like Sunday Morning

    By Hadiyah Mujhid (Co-Founder, Black Founders)

    This is a tutorial to on how to create a simple Rails 3.2 web app.

    Basic Assumptions:

    1. Ruby 1.9.3, RubyGems, and Rails 3.2 installed. If not, visit rubyonrails.org/download
    2. PostgreSQL is installed. If not, visit postgresql.org/download/
    3. You are familiar with the Ruby programming language. If not, check out tryruby.org, to learn some basics.
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    by Angie Chang

    The Impact of Twitter on RailsBridge (Learning Ruby on Rails)

    By Jennifer Lindner (Organizer, RailsBridge & Freelance Open Source Developer)

    Twitter not only helps facilitate organizing across the world, they invest in their local community by hosting RailsBridge workshops in their San Francisco office.

    We’re doing it. We’re teaching each other technology.

    Not how to use it: how to build it.

    We’re teaching and learning software development. How to use our command lines and be comfortable in the guts of our machines. How to contribute to the open source projects of others and

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    by Angie Chang

    “I Have An Idea, Now What?” (Resources For New Entrepreneurs)

    By Hadiyah Mujhid (Co-Founder, Black Founders)

    I often receive emails or view posts of the flavor, “I have an idea, I don’t know how to code, now what?”

    This is my response for those who are curious about starting an web-based or software startup. (in no particular order):

    Start Building:

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    by Angie Chang

    Partner Event: RailsConf 2011

    RailsConf is the official event for the Ruby on Rails community this May 16-19, 2011 in Baltimore, MD. If you’re passionate about Rails and what it helps you achieve, RailsConf is the place to be.

    The largest official conference dedicated to everything Rails, RailsConf features keynotes, sessions, tutorials, events, and of course lots of hallway hacking. A meeting place for the most innovative and successful Rails experts and companies — the Ruby on Rails community meets and shares useful information, ideas, and techniques you can put to work immediately at RailsConf. Join us for four entire days dedicated to Ruby on Rails with a program designed around all levels of expertise from novice to intermediate to advanced.

    Women 2.0 members save 15% on tickets to RailsConf 2011 with discount code “rc11w2”.

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    by Angie Chang

    Breaking Up With “Technology” Was the Best Thing I Did Before Love With Food

    By Aihui Ong (Founding CEO & CTO, Love With Food)

    “I have a Computer Science background and I’m supposed to love technology.”
    I spent the first 8 years of my career specializing in enterprise financial systems, and made a name for myself in the enterprise world. I’ve consulted and engineered many Fortune 500 financial systems (Sony, Fox, GM, etc). Counting money and being accountable for every penny seriously killed my love for technology and in 2007, I called it quits. I was so burnt out and sworn that I’ll never ever be a software engineer again.

    I left Silicon Valley with my passport and a backpack and hopped on the next flight to wherever! It was my “eat, pray, love” adventure to help get back my sanity and recover from my breakup with “technology”.

    Doing Good
    With a backpack and 12 months, I traveled through 20 countries. I met many wonderful people but also witnessed many living in poverty with no clean water or food. Seeing their hardship jolted me back to reality. With so much advancement in technology, why is hunger still an issue today? When I’m angry, it usually gets my brain juice flowing. I was motivated to explore more into social entrepreneurship.

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    by Angie Chang

    Women 2.0 Startup Weekend 2009 Creates 19 Startups

    “One of the hottest days of the year in San Francisco, Friday night’s unusually warm weather combined with over 150 individuals packed into sfCube made it clear that the crowd was serious about building something big.”