The Berkman Center at Harvard University in coordination with the Center for Research on Computation and Society is putting together a Ruby on Rails workshop for women on October 16th and 17th, 2009.
We are seeking to create an attitude-free, newbie-safe and mama- friendly tech event to encourage women to join the Ruby on Rails community. This is an inclusive event meant to promote mixed gender collaboration.
Women are a minority in most technical communities, but in open source communities the numbers are even smaller — by a factor of about ten or more. Moving forward, we would like to encourage our newly empowered programmers to meet monthly and use their skills towards open source projects in a welcoming, collaborative environment.
The Free Ruby on Rails Workshops was created by Sarah Mei and Sarah Allen. The success of their San Francisco workshop has led to creating this event. We are so happy to have Sarah Allen teaching the workshop in Boston.
Friday October 16th – Harvard Univ. Cambridge, Austin Hall
6-9pm (REQUIRED): software install fest