Rails 0-60 Build Night
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (MDT)
Rails 0-60 is the first installment of Build Night - a regular meeting introducing people to new languages, platforms, technologies and APIs. Build Night is about actually building something, rather than just listening to a lecture, and by the end will have a taste of what it takes to build something on that technology as well as some sample code to start building your own app in the future. The inaugural Build Night features Mark Bennet, from yegrb - Edmonton's ruby users group, giving people an introduction to the rails framework.
Mark Bennett is president of Burmis Studio, developers of business software in Edmonton, Canada. Mark has been developing software for the past 10 years. Back in 2007 he got his first taste of Rails, and his been using it professionally since 2009. When not coding Mark enjoys photography and spending time with his family. Find out more at http://burmis.ca.
You’re encouraged to bring your own computer to follow along with us as we go. No past Ruby or Rails experience is neccesary, though some basic programming understanding will help you keep up as we won’t be able to take questions during the build. To get setup we encourage you to visit the yegrb wiki for detailed Ruby installation instructions, and for a quick introduction to Ruby and Rails. There will also be a swarm of experienced local Ruby developers on hand throughout the night to help install Ruby and Rails, and to answer questions. You can also get help anytime from our mailing list and on Twitter.