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Intro to Ruby (2-day Workshop)

Session 1: Saturday 10/28, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Session 2: Sunday 10/29, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Food & drinks will be provided by Grand Circus. 


Ready to start programming? Want to learn one language that you can use to build web apps and iPhone apps, do system administration, and security? Then you’re ready to learn Ruby!

Ruby is an open source language that powers applications and products like Hulu, LivingSocial, Groupon, and Github. There is a thriving, friendly community of users, and the job market for developers is strong.

Through this workshop, you’ll get a thorough introduction to programming fundamentals with Ruby. We’ll use the interactive Ruby shell; write command line programs that use loops, conditionals, methods, and classes; and learn the basics of object oriented programming. We’ll mix lecture and practice, and help guide you through the coursework.

We’ll send out installation instructions for setting up your development environment before class.

This course will be taught by Jeseekia Vaughn. 


PREREQUISITES: 
None! This is a beginner-level course. 

LOCATION:
Grand Circus Detroit, 1570 Woodward Ave, Floor 3, Detroit, MI 48226  

SCHOLARSHIPS:

We are offering scholarships on a limited basis for students with financial need. Please complete our scholarship application if you are interested. Applications must be received by Saturday 10/21. Scholarship recipients will be notified the weekend before the class.

MINIMUM ENROLLMENT:
If fewer than 5 students register for this workshop, GDI Detroit may postpone or cancel it.  In that event a refund or class credit will be available to any students who have paid to attend.  

WHAT TO BRING:  
Please bring your laptop and charger to all class sessions. Power strips & Wi-Fi will be provided.  If you don’t have a laptop, we may be able to lend you one thanks to our friends at Bizdom! Email us at detroit@girldevelopit.com to reserve.

QUESTIONS?  
We’re here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for a class, please contact us (detroit@girldevelopit.com).

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