In a bit of a reprise of a previous RailsBridge, a small band of the RailsBridge teacher team headed out to the University of Cape Town to run the Intro to Rails course workshop for the Women in Computer Science group.
We had quite the full house! In total we had 20 people, including a handful of people from outside of UCT. We ran our usual mix of coding and activities, and sent out our classic warm-up question to all the attendees:
- What are three things you already know about programming?
- What do you plan to do with what you learn?
Many students said that they wanted to either kickstart or improve their existing programming knowledge and that they wanted to use what they learned for work. Many also said that they wanted to start building web apps.
Our next “regular” RailsBridge
We’ve just announced our next workshop, which will be on Saturday 23rd April. We’re still looking for a venue, so if you have one, please let us know!
In another first for us, we’ll be running the Front-end course: an introduction to HTML and CSS. We’ll also be running the Intermediate Rails course again. If you’ve been to a RailsBridge before, come back and join us for a new adventure! Hope to see you there :).