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Ruby on Rails Workshop

Thanks to everyone who contributed and attended the workshop this October. We hope we were successful in hosting an attitude-free, newbie-safe and mama-friendly tech event encouraging women to join the Ruby on Rails community.

Women are a minority in most technical communities, but in open source communities the numbers are even smaller — by a factor of about ten or more.

Moving forward, we encourage our newly empowered programmers to meet monthly and use their skills towards open source projects in a welcoming, collaborative, mixed gendered environment.

Click here to learn more about the Open Source Code Crunch.

Corporate Sponsors:




Individual Sponsors:

Julia Ashmun


In-home childcare is being provided by Parents in a Pinch.  There is no location on-site available for children.  You must contact Parents in a Pinch to arrange a caregiver to come to your home.

Rates will vary depending upon your needs.  PiaP provides in-home care for an hourly fee with a four-hour minimum charge.  The caregiver rate would be $15/hr for up to 2 children; $17/hr for newborns.

There is a discounted $35 referral fee when you mention the Gender and Technology workshop, unless families are Harvard employees and have already registered with PiaP.

update: Due to a generous donation made by Julia Ashmun, the referral fee has been waived!

To arrange childcare:

  • Call Parents in a Pinch at 617-739-5437 x2
  • Provide your Name, Email, Phone, Address, Number of Children, Ages of Children, (Infant, Special Needs, Dietary Restrictions) as well as a Credit Card and Pet information.
  • Parents in a Pinch will identify a caregiver for you; the caregiver will also contact you to finalize the arrangements.
  • When the caregiver arrives, sign an authorization and release form.
  • You will either pay the caregiver at the end of the day or your credit card will be billed once care is received.

Please note that childcare arrangements with Parents in a Pinch must be made by Friday, October 16th.

Contact lleahy at cyber dot law dot harvard dot edu if you have additional questions.