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Students! If you've gotten this far: You don't need to read this before the workshop. We'll go over it when everyone is there.


Install Ruby, Install a Text Editor, and Start Coding

At the end of this tutorial, you will have all the tools you need to write and run Ruby code. Work through these sections in order, and ask questions if you get stuck! That's what the TAs and instructors are here for.

When you are done with all the steps, find a TA to go through the checklist with you.

1. Set Up Your Programming Environment

First, make sure you have downloaded the files for your operating system from the Downloads page. If you don't have them, you can get them from a TA with a USB drive.

Then, go to the Install your Environment page and run the installation programs for your OS.

2. Learn How to Use the Command Line

Once you've installed all the software, find your way to the Terminal and stay tuned for a presentation on how to use it!

3. Set up your Virtual Machine

Follow the instructions in the VM Setup page.

4. Try your Text Editor

You've installed Sublime Text, a text editor that is designed for coding. We have some suggestions for using it more effectively on this page.

5. Setup Checklist

Find a TA and run through the Installfest Completion Checklist.