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4th DevCon Rails Code Camp (Professionals)

12 April 2014 (Saturday)


The 4th Rails Code Camp (Professionals) is a whole day seminar and workshop in partnership with Globe Labs, Infoshift and Coins.ph that aims to build up development skills on Ruby on Rails (RoR) framework. It targets to cater 40 professional developers.

Want to know what opportunities lies ahead on Rails development? Interested in creating your first Rails application? The camp’s got them covered! What’s more? At the end of the camp, ready or not, there will be a mini-hackathon that incorporates the major lessons taught in the camp!

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9:00 – 9:30Registration. (Note: Registration closes at 10AM)
9:30 – 9:35Welcome Remarks and Intro to DevCon
9:35 – 9:50Partners Talks: PhRUG, Globe, Infoshift
9:50 – 10:15RoR Overview
10:15 – 12:00Ruby Basics
12:00 – 1:00Lunch
1:00 – 4:00Rails Basics
4:00 – 5:00Mini Hackathon


RoR Overview
– Sample App from Scaffold
– Historical Background
– REST and “Convention over Configuration”

Ruby Basics
– Syntax
– Basic OOP
– Functional Programming Influences
– Package Management with RubyGems and Bundler

Rails Basics
– Migrations
– ActiveRecord
– Routing
– Form Helpers
– Layouts and Partials
– Deployment
– Associations
– Advanced Topics Roadmap


About the Speakers

Bryan Bibat is an active instructor/evangelist for the Philippine Ruby Users Group and has presented a talk at the recently concluded RubyConf Philippines. He is also the President of DevCon.

Terence Ponce is the community manager of the Philippine Ruby Users Group and the VP for Technology of DevCon Philippines. In his day job, he works as a Ruby developer for ÆLOGICA.


1. This Rails Code Camp is for professional web application developers who are interested in learning more about Rails. Other professional developers are also welcome, as long as they familiarize themselves with the following topics:

  • Basic Web Concepts (HTML/CSS/JS, HTTP)
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Databases and SQL
  • Using the Command-line/Terminal (cmd/bash)

For best results, please skim through the various topics at http://guides.rubyonrails.org/ before going to the event. This way, you will have a general idea what Rails is about as well as formulate better questions to ask to the mentors.

2. This is a free community event; hence, the organizers will not provide certificates.

3. Dress Code Compliance for Valero Telepark Building: Business Casual attire must be observed.

The following are NOT allowed:

  •  Rubber sandals, slip-ons or slippers
  •  Shorts
  •  Revealing top/shirts 

Participants / organizers / volunteers who will not comply may be denied of entry.

4. Participants are required to bring their own laptop to the event. Please also come to the Installation Meetup the night before so that we can help you install Ruby and Rails and prevent unnecessary delays in the workshop.

If you can’t attend the Installation Meetup, please install Ruby, Rails, and Git beforehand by following the RailsBridge Installfest document. Verify that you’ve installed the correct version of Rails by running “rails -v“. This should output “Rails 4.1.0“.

No IDE is required for Rails, however it is recommended that you have a text editor that supports LF line-endings (i.e. not Notepad). We suggest downloading an evaluation version of Sublime Text.


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