Ruby Monstas


Session 1: Welcome

What is Ruby Monstas?

Completely free introductory Ruby course for women

We want to bring more women to tech

We want to motivate you to learn to code

We want you to have fun learning to code

Who are we coaches?

(Former) Ruby Monstas participants

Professional software developers

TODO: Pictures?

Who are you?

What's your name?

What do you do?

What's your motivation to learn Ruby?

Course Schedule

Weekly meetups

Course 'starts' every first Monday of the month

Course 'ends' never ;-)

(Almost) every Monday at 18:30 (see: Meetup)

Course procedure

Dozens of so-called 'sessions', each covering a specific topic

We adapt to who comes each week (coaches and participants)

Don't worry about skipping meetups. You can always pick up from where you are

Meetup procedure

We present slides for a session (lecture)

And/or practice using the exercise sheets (one or more per session)

Hardware lending

ThinkPad laptops available for lending

All necessary software pre-installed for you

For individual sessions or longer term

Buying possible at cost

What will I get out of the course?

Depends a lot on you!

Have a good understanding of the Ruby programming language

Know how to use it to solve actual problems

Understand how to programs work in general and Ruby specifically

Success Story: Hanka

TODO: Write something about Hanka

Is building a web application for managing her paragliding school

Success Story: Nikoleta

TODO: Write something about Nikoleta

Success Story: Martina

TODO: Write something about Martina

Built the code4school website

TODO: What else?

Success Story: Marion

TODO: Write something about Marion

Built a members-only web application for her choir

What questions do you have so far?