Intro to Programming with Ruby on Rails

February 17, 2015 3:00 AM

Provided by: Brandon Mathis

Everyone can code! RailsBridge Triangle opens doors

RailsBridge Triangle organizes and teaches free programming workshops, targeted at groups of people that are underrepresented in tech (women, minorities, LGBTQ, etc). They are working to make tech more diverse and welcoming -- starting with Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.

We are proud to announce our sponsorship of their first workshop, to be held at HQ Raleigh Feb 20 & 21. Help spread the word!

The goal of each event is to offer a taste of programming (via Ruby on Rails), and support participants in continuing to pursue their interest and/or curiosities about tech. Given the recent diversity statistics released by major tech companies like GoogleYahoo, etc, RailsBridge Triangle aims to save our burgeoning tech sector from common pipeline, recruitment, hiring and retention pitfalls. Why? Their website says it well: when we embrace differences, we enrich the quality of all our work, our discussions, and our products. Technology made by a more diverse industry serves a more diverse world. They go above and beyond, and even offer childcare to mothers who want to learn how to code through a generous offer from thoughtbot.

RailsBridge Triangle will host three events in 2015. If you or your company would like to support the local chapter of the national nonprofit RailsBridge, please contact them at We did it, and hope you will too!

Also a special thanks for the RailsBridgeTri event organizers:

  • Lindsay Nauman

  • Mae Bealle

  • Brandon Mathis @BrandonMathis

  • Jason Draper @drapergeek

  • Max Holder @maxholder

This event couldn't have been made possible without them!


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