On Saturday, I helped put on Rails Girls Philly, with the help of a bunch of people and other members of the Philly.rb user group. With a Friday night Install Party and Saturday Workshop + After Party, I got pretty tuckered out, but about 50 attendees came to learn Rails, and I think most left happy!
Highlights from the workshop
* Chad Ostrowski with an epic restaurant analogy to help explain MVC, dispatcher, and generally how Rails (and other such frameworks) communicate.
* Adorable stamps (giraffe, ladybug, dolphin!) that helped us find student levels and make groups for our coaches (thanks Caitlin!)
* Pretty much every student left with a working rails app! and many of them shipped to Heroku, meaning they build their first application AND put it online to share with others.
* Fabulous effort by coaches, mostly members of Philly.rb, who helped usher students into app creation.
Since there were some great photos and tweets, I made a Storify to tell the story of the day: