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This site is maintained by RailsBridge volunteers. If you find something that could be improved, please make a pull request or drop us a note via GitHub Issues (no technical knowledge required).



Software you will need to download prior to the workshop.


Instructions for installing the software on your computer in order to use Ruby and Rails.


Intro To Rails

The "classic" RailsBridge curriculum (Suggestotron). Takes you step-by-step through making a Rails app, one command at a time, using helpers like rails generate scaffold, and deploying that app to the Internet.


A Ruby-specific curriculum, expanded from the "Ruby for Beginners" slide deck. Still new, with room for your contributions.

RailsBridge curriculum-related FAQ

Can I use the RailsBridge curricula at my event?

Anyone can use this site! It's under a Creative Commons license (CC-BY, specifically), which means you're welcome to share, remix, or use our content commercially. We just ask for attribution.

Slightly different: if you're organizing an event and wonder if it could be considered a RailsBridge Workshop, we have two requirements:

  • The event should be free of charge.
  • The event should target a group of people that is underrepresented in tech, such as LGBTQ folks, women, black or latin@ people, or others.

If you're not doing those two things, you can totally still use the site, we just ask that you not call your event a RailsBridge workshop. (Charity workshops have used "Rails Workshop featuring the RailsBridge curriculum" in the past, which is neat.)

I want to help, but I don't know how.

First, make a GitHub account. Then, create an issue with the idea you have. We'll help you turn it into reality (assuming it's in line with our lofty goals :D).

Don't know what you could work on? Browse the issues list and the To Do list. Those have lots of ideas.

I have a different question about RailsBridge.

The RailsBridge website probably has an answer!