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This site is a fork of the main RailsBridge documentation site and is maintained by RailsBridge Montreal volunteers. If you find something that could be improved, please make a [pull request]( or [drop us a note]( via GitHub Issues (no technical knowledge required).
Going through this curriculum on your own? You can get help on <a href="" target="_blank">our Discourse forum</a>. (Volunteers to answer questions always needed, too!)
h1 'Setup'
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Instructions for installing Ruby and Rails on your computer. You need to complete these steps before starting a Rails workshop!
h1 'Rails'
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The "classic" RailsBridge curriculum (Suggestotron). Takes you step-by-step through making a Rails app, one command at a time, using helpers like `rails generate scaffold`, and deploying that app to the Internet.
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Build a simple job board from scratch with a little less of the magic of Rails scaffolding. This curriculum is great for a second or third RailsBridge attendee or for students who want to focus on how the app is wired together. (This curriculum doesn't include deploying to the Internet.)
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Build a message board! This curriculum is for students who have completed the Suggestotron and the Job Board curricula. This curriculum is a challenge because it won't tell you what to type in!
h1 'Frontend'
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HTML + CSS for beginners. Make a website, no server required!
h1 'Javascript'
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A beginner Javascript specific curriculum that walks you through building a simple game.
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An intermediate all JavaScript curriculum that builds a simple to do list application using AJAX and jQuery.
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An advanced all JavaScript curriculum that builds a simple to do list application using AJAX, jQuery, and React. Meant for
students with some exposure to JavaScript.
h1 'Ruby'
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A course which teaches how to code from the ground up, using Alex's [Learn To Code In Ruby]( curriculum. It's geared towards people who may never have written code before and teaches just enough Ruby to get across basic principles like variables, objects, and the command line.
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A ruby-specific curriculum, expanded from the "Ruby for Beginners" slide deck. Still new, with room for your contributions.
h1 'Other'
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The Railsbridge junkyard! Slide decks for opening/closing presentations, teacher training.
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# RailsBridge curriculum-related FAQ
### Can I use the RailsBridge curricula at my event?
Anyone can use this site! It's under a Creative Commons license ([CC-BY, specifically](, which means you're welcome to share, remix, or use our content commercially. We just ask for attribution.
Slightly different: if you're organizing an event and wonder if it could be considered a RailsBridge Workshop, we have two requirements:
* The event should be free of charge.
* The event should target a group of people that is underrepresented in tech, such as LGBTQ folks, women, black or latin@ people, or others.
If you're not doing those two things, you can totally still use the site, we just ask that you not call your event a RailsBridge workshop.
(Charity workshops have used "Rails Workshop featuring the RailsBridge curriculum" in the past, which is neat.)
### I want to help, but I don't know how.
First, [make a GitHub account]( Then, [create an issue]( with the idea you have. We'll help you turn it into reality (assuming it's in line with our lofty goals :D).
Don't know what you could work on? Browse the [issues list]( and the [Volunteer Opportunities List]( Those have lots of ideas.
### I have a different question about RailsBridge.
The [RailsBridge website]( probably has an answer!