Ladies Learning Code: An Introduction to Ruby for Beginners

  • Startup Edmonton 10359 - 104 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB, T5J 1B9 Canada

Ladies Learning Code is a Canada-wide not-for-profit organization providing women (and men) the opportunity to learn beginner-friendly computer programming and other technical skills through hands-on workshops in a social and collaborative way.

*Please note that signing up on Meetup.com does not guarantee you a ticket. Tickets must be purchased on EventBrite. Email edmonton@ladieslearningcode.com for more information.

Tickets Available: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/edmonton-an-introduction-to-ruby-for-beginners-on-june-17th-tickets-33591281427

Special Requirements: Bring your own laptop and power cord, download required software and learner material from your Eventbrite ticket confirmation email prior to the workshop.

Why Ruby?

For this workshop, we say good bye to the web browser and hello to our computer, literally. Ruby is one of the many languages your computer understands and that you can use to speak to it, but is known for being more elegant and natural compared to other programming languages. Ruby doesn’t use semi-colons, preventing those annoying errors that seem to happen for no reason, and often requires fewer lines of code to accomplish the same things as other languages.

In this workshop, you will learn about programming fundamentals as well as how to analyze data from Canada's new Open Government portal! Join us to learn how to speak to your computer and tell it to do things for you.

The Ladies Learning Code Ruby for Absolute Beginners workshop is designed to be a hands-on experience. During the session, you will learn:

- basic programming techniques and concepts that are translatable to other programming languages

- fundamental information about Ruby as a programming language

- how to speak to your computer in Ruby and return various values

- how to process, manipulate and analyse data

- what resources are available if you’d like to continue learning at home (and we think you will)

Special Requirements: Bring your own laptop and power cord, download required software and learner material from your Eventbrite ticket confirmation email prior to the workshop.

Tickets Available: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/edmonton-an-introduction-to-ruby-for-beginners-on-june-17th-tickets-33591281427