METRO & Code4LibNYC Present: Introduction to Ruby on Rails

Speaker Brian Hoffman
Brian Hoffman is a software developer and analyst with experience designing web applications, managing enterprise asset management system integration projects, and managing the development and deployment of software in academic research environments. He has extensive experience working with digital archives, archival management workflows, and EAD. You can find him at ...

Brian Hoffman is a software developer and analyst with experience designing web applications, managing enterprise asset management system integration projects, and managing the development and deployment of software in academic research environments. He has extensive experience working with digital archives, archival management workflows, and EAD. You can find him at https://github.com/quoideneuf.

Full Description

The Code4LibNYC Winter Workshops are a chance for people in the Code4LibNYC community to drill down on some helpful tools and code. This morning workshop, led by Brian Hoffman, will be a hands-on introduction to Rails, a popular web development framework. This workshop is meant to be library-oriented, participatory, and to work together with the afternoon Introduction to Blacklight workshop, although participants are also able to register for just the morning Rails workshop if they wish.

*Please note that participants must bring their own laptop with Rails installed (installation instructions, as well as contacts for installation questions, will be sent to the registrants a week before the workshop). 

Learn more about Code4LibNYC at this site: http://libguides.metro.org/code4libnyc

Prerequisite knowledge/experience:
We expect participants with a wide range of previous web technology skill-sets, and the leaders will try to best adapt to the needs of the particular group. The Rails workshop will be aimed at people with some web technologies experience (HTML, CSS, Javascript, perhaps a little Ruby already), but all levels are welcome.

Who should attend:
This workshops are open to all librarians or library-focused developers who want to learn how to work with Ruby on Rails.

By then end of this session, participants will:

  • better understand Rails through having built a simple app
  • have a better grasp of MVC (Model–view–controller) web development frameworks
  • have a more complete idea of what roles web development plays in creating library websites and interfaces

Planning to attend both sessions? Use discount code JAN22C4L to receive a $5.00 discount on each registration.



Please take a moment to review METRO's Community Expectations. Questions about registration or cancellation?  Visit METRO’s Registration Info page for policies and procedures. 

Organizer This event is co-sponsored by METRO & Code4LibNYC

When?

Thu, Jan. 22, 2015
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center (4th floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
United States