I'm running around at the moment organising a RailsBridge event in Cape Town, following on from the workshops that ran around RubyFuza earlier in the year. I'm very excited to announce that we've just pushed the (work in progress!) site live to RailsBridgeCapeTown.org. Our first workshop will take place in July. With luck, we'll be able to turn it into a regular event: a workshop every three months.
RailsBridge's tagline is "Free Ruby on Rails workshops for women and their friends." It runs over a Friday night and Saturday day, and provides an introduction to Ruby and Rails. There's more detail on the RBCPT site. RailsBridge caught my attention because it's about things that I'm interested in and care about: gender politics in the tech space, and learning and education. I'd like to say a big thank you to the teachers and organisers who are volunteering their time to help make this happen.
If you're interested in attending please sign up on our mailing list for announcements. If you're interested in helping out, I'd love to hear from you: you can get in touch with me via mail or on Twitter @maxbarners.