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The Rubyists is a band of Ruby developers who live and work in Southern California. We get together every Wednesday, and work together through a programming book. Our desire is to grow in our craft, and to become the best Rubyists we can be. If your in the neighborhood, come and check us out.
Our weekly Ruby book club meetup designed to develop our craft, and become a better programmer. We meet Wednesdays @ 7PM.
We are offering a free seminar Sept. 23rd & 24th, 2011. Only 20 spots available, so register today.
Join the Southern California LA Ruby meetup.
Welcome to the web site for the Los Angeles Ruby Study group. We meet every Wednesday evening at 7:00 at Caltech - or nearly every Wednesday. Be sure to join the LA Ruby Meetup group so you can get announcements about our meetings - and other activities in the Los Angeles metro area. You can also find some continuing discussion of topics from our meetings on our Google group discussion board.
Everyone in the Ruby Study Group is a Ruby enthusiast and most of us also love Rails - so much so that we would like to show everyone else how enjoyable it is to work with Ruby and Rails. So we will be teaching an introduction to Ruby on Rails using Michael Hartl's Rails Tutorial. The Rails Tutorial teaches you how to build your own version of Twitter - and at lot more. You'll learn how to install Rails, use git for keeping track of successive versions of your code, and how to deploy your web site to Heroku - a Rails hosting provider used by thousands of commercial and non-commercial Rails web sites.
When: 10 AM - 4 PM Saturday September 17, 2011 (system setup)
7 PM - 9 PM Friday September 23, 2011 (class)
10 AM - 5 PM Saturday September 24, 2011 (class)
Where: Pasadena, California
Class size: limited to 20 people
Cost: Free! The class is free. The Rails Tutorial material is free on the internet. We even have some copies of the Rails Tutorial books and DVDs (courtesy of the author) - but not enough for everyone. If you can afford a book, please buy one and support all the good stuff Michael has been giving away for the last couple of years.
1) Basic familiarity with the web and and interest in building
interactive web sites. If you have made a basic web site before or
done a little programming (yes those VB macros in Excel count),
the class will be a little easier for you. But the main thing is
to have the desire to learn web programming.
2) A computer with a wi-fi card. A laptop is most convenient, but if you have a "luggable" iMac or something similar, bring it along.
3) A decent text editor - with syntax hightlighting for Ruby. See the setup instructions for suggestions for your Operating System.
4) A free account on Github
5) A free account on Heroku
So that we can dive right into code Friday night, we need to make sure that everyone has their development environment set up before that. The links below give instructions on how to install Ruby, Rails, and a simple database, SQLite, on various platforms. Members of the LA Ruby Study Group will be available on Saturday September 17th between 10 AM and 4 PM to help everyone get up and running. By the end of that session, everyone should have a Rails application running on their machine. If you don't want to or can't attend that set up session, you need to do your own set up using Rails 3.0.10 and send us the text from the "Welcome aboard" page on your computer. Your Welcome page should look like the one in this diagram.