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General Assembly London

Introduction to Ruby on Rails

General Assembly London

Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM (BST)

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Ended £185.00 £5.62
Early Bird Ended £200.00 £5.99
Regular Ticket Ended £225.00 £6.62

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Introduction to Ruby on Rails Weekend Workshop

26 October – 27 October
2 Sessions

Price:£ 225


You’ve got a head full of ideas when it comes to creating a web app, but where do you start? In this weekend workshop, you’ll learn HTML, Rails, and GIT basics that will get you moving the right direction in your app development process. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of programming in Ruby - enough to play around with arrays, hashes, control structures, and methods. You will also be able to build and deploy a simple Rails app (Twitter clone) to Heroku.


  • Build a simple object-oriented Ruby program
  • Differentiate arrays and hashes
  • Apply loops to manipulate collections
  • Create and implement custom methods and classes
  • Explain the MVC structure and differentiate between models, views, and controllers.
  • Build a simple Rails app from scratch


Saturday, 26 October, 10 am – 4 pmDay 1: Introduction to Ruby, GitHub, and the Command Line
  • Review navigating file structures using the command line
  • Learn the basics of git and GitHub
  • Explain the request/response cycle
  • Learn the basics of object oriented programming using Ruby
Sunday, 27 October, 10 am – 4 pmDay 2: Introduction to Rails
  • Learn what MVC means for web apps
  • Create your first Rails app using scaffolding
  • Apply Rails generators to create simple models, views, and controllers
  • Set up custom routes in Rails Implement a Twitter clone web app in Rails
  • Learn how to deploy to Heroku


Students should be knowledge and comfortable in the general ways the World Wide Web works.

No pre-reqs but some pre-course work in the command line and git would be good if you are not familiar. Ideally, understand how to navigate to a folder using the command line.

Review these resources before class: - http://try.github.io/ -http://cli.learncodethehardway.org/book/

Preparation: - Laptop preferably a Mac but PCs welcomed. - Text editor, such as Sublime Text: http://www.sublimetext.com/ - Download/Install Ruby and Rails: http://railsinstaller.org/


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Felix Clack 
Senior Software Engineer
Deutsche Bank

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When & Where

9 Back Hill
EC1R 5EN London
United Kingdom

Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM (BST)

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General Assembly London is a campus for technology, design, and entrepreneurship. We provide educational programming, space, and support to facilitate collaborative practices and learning opportunities across a community inspired by the entrepreneurial experience.

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