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Learn A Language Series: Intro to Ruby

June 13, 2017 · 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

| Free

This workshop is an Intro to Ruby where you will learn the basics. Learn why this language is a market leader in technology and participate in a fun exercise.

Dmitry RozentalDmitry Rozental has deep experience in the Information Technology industry including coding,
software development, software design, system architecture, unit testing, reporting and documentation,
team leadership and mentoring, and project management. He is currently completing his MBA at Roosevelt University.


Courtney Braafhart

Courtney Braafhart is a passionate developer of 14 years. She began learning how to program games on the DOS prompt.
After college, she went to work for the State of Nebraska where she had her first taste of normalizing databases and Ruby on Rails.
Recently she has been writing web services that utilize hypermedia standards.
As of late her favorite way to program is using the software development technique, MobProgramming.

Brian Kosik

Brian Kosik started off in the C++ world in college while completing his BS in Computer Engineering.
He learned PHP and Ruby on Rails during an internship and has been working with Ruby on Rails ever since.
Brian loves to learn and try new languages & strategies that that are continually being developed in the industry.

Class Prep:
Students can use/download the following in advance of the workshop:
– An in-browser ruby environment which does not require any preliminary setup:
– Install Ruby on your computers:
– For Windows, download and run RubyInstaller:
          – Most of the latest versions of OSX already come with Ruby 2.0 installed

To write code, use your favorite text editor. Here are a couple of recommendations:
– at
     – Sublime Text 3 at

Cost: Free

Metered parking is available on the street. However, we encourage you to use the SpotHero or ParkWhiz apps as an alternative for a lower cost. The building is also conveniently located near the Irving Park Brown Line stop and the #80 Irving Park Bus.


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June 13, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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HS2 Solutions
4115 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL United States
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