Meetups for Mommies

Here in the Bay Area there a ton of tech Meetups. Many of them meet on weeknights or at child-unfriendly places (bars). How are CAHMs supposed to get in on the action?

We are going to have a CAHM Google Hangout next week with moms all over the country joining the conversation. Hopefully it will be the first of many. The members of the FB group have already had some great ideas for continuing to learn to code and balancing programming and parenting. 

If you are a CAHM who would like to join in, please check out our Facebook group.

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RailsBridge Review

To break in the new blog and set the stage for what I hope is to come, a RailsBridge review seems perfect.

I attended my first RailsBridge workshop on June 1st with my 5 month old daughter.  The workshop was graciously hosted by Yammer in San Francisco. I can’t say enough good things about this program. The class is free. The food is free. The childcare is free. Did I mention it’s free?

RailsBridge is an entirely volunteer-run Ruby on Rails workshop series for women. They have events in various US cities + Montreal and Panama City. Even if you are completely new to programming, heck, especially if you are completely new to programming, you will be in the right place. The volunteers are super supportive and it is just a nice community to be part of.

Did we learn a lot? Yes. Did I retain much? Uh, not really. It was a good start though. Just having them help set up your computer to run Ruby on Rails is fantastic.

I’m looking forward to attending a frontend workshop in July!