Ladies Learning Code: An Introduction to Ruby for Beginners – Oct. 2/4, 6pm-9pm

Ladies Learning Code: An Introduction to Ruby for Beginners – Oct. 2/4, 6pm-9pm

Hosted by: Canada Learning Code – Central Vancouver Island
Held at: Makerspace Nanaimo

Why learn Ruby?

For this workshop, we say goodbye to the web browser and hello to our computer, literally. Ruby is one of the many languages your computer understands and that you can use to speak to it, but is known for being more elegant and natural compared to other programming languages. Ruby doesn’t use semicolons, preventing those annoying errors that seem to happen for no reason, and often requires fewer lines of code to accomplish the same things as other languages.

In this workshop, you will learn about programming fundamentals as well as how to analyze data from Canada’s new Open Government portal! Join us to learn how to speak to your computer and tell it to do things for you.

The Ladies Learning Code Ruby for Absolute Beginners workshop is designed to be a hands-on experience. During the session, you will learn:

+ Basic programming techniques and concepts that are translatable to other programming languages

+ Fundamental information about Ruby as a programming language
how to speak to your computer in Ruby and return various values

+ How to process, manipulate, and analyse data

+ What resources are available if you’d like to continue learning at home (and we think you will)

Workshop Dates:

This workshop will be run over the course of two evenings: This workshop will run over the course of two evenings; Tuesday, October 2nd from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and Thursday, October 4th, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Who is this for?
Our Ladies Learning Code workshops offer female-identified and male-identified, trans, and non-binary adults hands-on, project-based learning experiences that are designed to give beginners the skills and confidence they need to become digital creators.

None! This workshop is designed for beginners.

Note: If you do not have a laptop to use during the duration of the workshop, we have a limited quantity that we can loan out. The option to borrow a laptop will be included in your order form when registering.

Questions? Email us at

Hope to see you soon!
If for some reason you can’t make it, check out our REFUND POLICY.