Women 2.0 is proud to partner with Blazing Cloud in San Francisco to offer a discounted rate to the Women 2.0 community for programming classes:

  • Test First Rails Authentication
  • Interactive Graphics with JavaScript and CSS3

Blazing Cloud applies an innovative teaching approach that is gaining widespread adoption, called Test-First Teaching, where students implement exercises that will cause pre-defined tests to pass. Many senior software engineers in the field find that testing is an effective way to learn a new language or API. This methodology also provides a good introduction to people who are new to testing.

New Summer 2011 Programming Classes: Save 10% with Women 2.0!

Test First Rails Authentication
In this focused 2-part class you’ll learn how to leverage the Devise and OmniAuth gems to add powerful third-party user authentication to your Rails applications. Devise is the most comprehensive and up-to-date authentication gem available. OmniAuth adds a simple interface for around 50 different third-party authentication providers, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, SalesForce, etc.
July 5, 2011 – July 7, 2011 (7pm – 9pm)
Regular Price: $175
» Enroll in this class and save 10% off registration with discount code “women2”
Interactive Graphics with JavaScript and CSS3
We will animate in 2D and 3D geometries and learn how to control sprites with mouse and keyboard. By the end of the week, you will have written a simple game that runs in WebKit browsers (Safari/Chrome).
July 25, 2011 – July 28, 2011 (7pm – 9pm)
Early Bird Registration: $150 (Regular Price: $175)
» Enroll in this class and save 10% off Early Bird Registration with discount code “women2”

All classes are held at Blazing Cloud’s office in downtown San Francisco, near Union Square (map).

Scholarships are available, and instructors are practicing software developers – who also enjoy teaching!

Blazing Cloud reserves at least one spot in each class for scholarships, and encourages you to apply if you believe your involvement will increase the diversity of the relevant tech community in San Francisco, or if the fee presents a financial hardship. Here’s the application for a Blazing Cloud scholarship.