Upcoming Events

AnitaB.org Locals host meetups, workshops, networking events, and more. See what’s happening near you.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Learn A Language Series: Intro to Rails

June 18, 2016 · 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Learn A Language Series: Intro to Rails

Learn a new computer language for FREE!

Register Now

In this workshop, we will focus on:
–  An introduction to the web stack – explaining what happens on the server and client when you visit a web page in your browser
–  What is Ruby on Rails, and where does it fit into the web stack?
–  A brief introduction to programming and the Ruby programming language
–  A high level overview of the rails framework – explaining the M, V, and C of MVC
–  Ruby package management – bundler and gems – installing rails
–  Hello World – your first rails app
–  Persisting data – using models to interact with a database

Use this class as a professional development opportunity and cross off one of your New Year’s resolutions to learn something new! You can follow our progress and teacher tips with the hashtag #ABICHIRails.


James Traver

James is a software engineer and when he’s not teaching Web Development or Android at General Assembly, he can be found playing bass. In his free time, James volunteers to teach underserved demographics the basics of computer science and programming.
James Traver


  9:30am  A light, continental breakfast and beverages will be served
 10:00am  Intros
 10:15 – 11:15am  Introduction to Rails
 1:00 – 1:30pm  A Thoughtworks employee will speak

Cost: Free


Metered parking is available on the street at $4/hour. However, we encourage you to use the SpotHero or ParkWhiz apps as an alternative for a lower cost. Discounted parking is also available in the Grant Park and Millennium Park Garages. For more information, visit http://www.MillenniumGarages.com or call 312-616-0600. Don’t want to drive to the Loop? Download the Lyft mobile app. New users can receive 5 free rides valued at $10 each. Go to https://t.co/92f2NK3RZX and enter LASHON053778.

A special Thank You to our Sponsors

Thoughtworks logo General Assembly logo

Learn a new computer language for FREE!

Register Now

Follow us on the Internet:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/anitaborginstitute
Twitter – @anitaborg_org
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/groups/36797


June 18, 2016
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Event Categories:
, ,
Event Tags:


200 E. Randolph St., 25th Fl.
Chicago, IL 60601 US
+ Google Map


Not recently active