This past weekend Quick Left sponsored the Boulder Railsbridge workshop. Daniel Stutzman (one of my coworkers) and I attended the event as teaching assistants. This workshop was focused on getting female coders around the Denver and Boulder area to come out and learn Ruby and Rails. Thanks to the key organizers, teachers, assistants, and sponsors, we had about 20 female developers make and deploy a Rails app. Throughout the whole course we actually deployed 3 different apps, and in the end had created a basic voting app.
The event was a smashing success and definitely facilitated bringing female talent into the tech community. If you weren't able to attend this event but were still interested in diving into Ruby and Rails, our very own Bing Chou wrote an awesome post on 5 resources to get started with Ruby on Rails. I also write a Command Line for Beginners series that might help you sharpen your command line chops.
We want to continue promoting female talent in the tech community, and we'd love to hear from you. If you attended this event (or wish you could have helped out), we'd love to see what your thoughts were in the comments below.