September 30th, 2009
So, you’re annoyed that you’ve been asked to go to the effort of finding that rare woman who’ll spend a whole day in a tech class with you. But since the event is FREE, why not consider this effort to be the price of admission?
The majority of the response to the Ruby on Rails Workshop for Women has been encouraging and supportive. EvenDHH himself tweeted about it:
Rails workshop for women at Harvard University on October 16-17:http://bit.ly/2pglhW — very cool!
Folks are really excited about it. In fact, response is so great that I am seeking a larger venue for the THIRD time.
I’m proud to say that many of the local ror rockstars will be at the workshop to TA. And many of them are interested in pairing up with newbies of all genders at the monthly open source events we plan to host. Why? Because they believe that reaching out to folks who are underrepresented in the community produces better code. And who doesn’t love better code?
You gotta be nice to be a real ror rockstar. And there are a lot of nice people of all genders involved in this event.