It’s hard to explain how wonderful the Railsbridge community is. The Ruby community tends to be really welcoming in and of itself, and then Railsbridge takes that and puts an anti-sexist and pro-diversity spin on it. Its people are incredibly non-judgemental and encouraging. The two women who started it all are still very involved, but they no longer have to organize and teach at every workshop — a group of core volunteers helps support each pair of organizers and makes sure the curriculum and install instructions stay up to date, and a big group of people comes out to teach or TA when they can. Since that first workshop I’ve attended another as a student, volunteered as babysitter and generally helpful person at another, and just organized the March workshop. So now I just need to TA a workshop, then teach, and then I’ll have done it all!