We’re excited for the upcoming Ruby on Rails Workshop for Women event. The enthusiasm of the ruby on rails community has exceeded expectations.
We’re proud that we’ve been able to offer childcare to our attendees who might not have otherwise been able to attend and due to a generous donation made by Julia Ashmun, the referral fee has been waived!
The focus of the event is to encourage women to participate in open source development. So workshop coordinators made the request that men who wish to attend find a woman to sign up who might not otherwise have considered checking out a tech event. There was never any intention to exclude men from the event, but rather enlist their help in broadening the community.
So in response to community feedback and to be as inclusive as possible, we’re opening the event up to anyone who would like to attend — girl geeks, boy geeks, and all geeks in between. Just sign up here. Looking forward to the day!