by Desi McAdam
The target audience is anyone who has a laptop computer and is willing to devote a Wednesday evening and full day on Thursday to learning how to develop a web application using the popular Ruby on Rails framework. Most attendees are programmers who are looking to update their skills — some are unemployed, some are hoping to leave their current jobs and others just want to keep their skills sharp and understand the latest technology.
Although not exclusively for women, volunteers like Desi McAdam focus their workshops on outreach to women in order to create gender diversity in the tech community.
18th–20th August 2011