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h1. Learning Resources
== Self-Organized Study Groups ==
* "Women Who Code Rails study group":http://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-SF/events/32515272 in San Francisco meets every Tuesday. Started on Sept 27, 2011.
* "Women Who Code Mailing List":http://groups.google.com/group/wwcode-rails/
=== Interactive Resources ===
* "TryRuby":http://tryruby.org/ a browser-based interactive tutorial in Ruby.
* "Hackety Hack":http://hackety-hack.com/ Hackety Hack] a fun way for beginners to learn Ruby.
* "Ruby Koans":http://rubykoans.com/ - a self-guided journey through topics in Ruby for beginners and experts alike.
* "Test-First Teaching":http://testfirst.org - click on 'Learn Ruby'
* "Ruby Warrior":https://github.com/ryanb/ruby-warrior Ruby Warrior - write and refine some Ruby code to get your warrior to the top of a hazardous tower.
* "Ruby Quiz":http://www.rubyquiz.com - a guided tour through the world of possibility; use your Ruby to build simple apps, games, and solve problems.
* "PDX Tech Workshop":http://github.com/caylee-hogg/pdx-ruby-course These are the slides from the ruby/rails workshop organized in Portland, OR by "PDXtech":http://pdxtechworkshops.org/
* [http://railsforzombies.org/ Rails for Zombies] - a series of videos and browser-based Rails exercises
* [http://ruby.railstutorial.org/ Rails Tutorial] - a tutorial that leads you through writing a Rails messaging app
=== Watch screen casts ===
* [http://railscasts.com RailsCasts] (also available as [http://asciicasts.com/ blog posts])
* [http://peepcode.com PeepCode]
* [http://pivotallabs.com/talks Pivotal Labs talks]
Check out the big list of [[Ruby Reads]].
=== Online Guides and Documentation ===
* "Rails Guides":http://guides.rubyonrails.org - the official how-to articles for Rails
* "Rails API":http://railsapi.com - Nice, searchable online documentation for Rails
=== Classes & Events in San Francisco ===
* http://sfruby.info San Francisco Ruby Meetups (we'd love to have you when you're in the area!)]
* [http://groups.google.com/group/railsbridge-workshops RailsBridge Workshops organizing team]
* [http://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-SF/ Women Who Code meetup] (monthly hack nights & speakers)
=== Online ===
* [http://railsbridge.org RailsBridge]
* [http://www.devchix.com DevChix] -blog and mailing list for women developers
* [http://stackoverflow.com/ Stack Overflow] -for answers to programming questions
* [http://apprenticeship-patterns.labs.oreilly.com/ Apprenticeship Patterns] -advice for aspiring programmers
* Devchix wiki page: "WWCode Rails":http://www.wiki.devchix.com/index.php?title=WWCode_Rails
=== Get experience ===
* Just do it. Write and publish your own Rails app.
* Volunteer at the next workshop
* Volunteer on a RailsBridge Builders project
* Come to a hack session
=== Meetups and User Groups outside of San Francisco ===
* Boulder Ruby (monthly events): http://boulderruby.org/
* DeRailed - Denver Rails UG: http://groups.google.com/group/derailed
* Mountain.rb (Boulder, Colorado) http://mountainrb.com
* Chicago Ruby (beginners welcome!) http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoRuby/
Check for Ruby and Rails meetups anywhere at [http://www.rubyinperson.com/ Ruby in Person]kkjjjjj