On February 26th and 27th, we held a successful workshop at the Microsoft offices in downtown San Francisco, supported by EngineYard, Blazing Cloud, Pivotal Labs and a host of volunteers. This may be the last workshop led by “the Sarahs” and Ilen, and that is good news. As we approach the end of our commitment to spend one year teaching at least 200 women Ruby on Rails with the expectation that we would find 10-20 new Rubyists from that group, we find that we have accomplished more than we set out to achieve. We have taught about 300 women (and some men) Ruby on Rails. The local SF Ruby meetups routinely have 5-10 women or more. Sarah Mei recently tallied 18%, reported at SCALE 8x in her talk about moving the needle.
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