IMG_4251 Grant Hutchins (center) at RailsBridge
Grant Hutchins (standing in the center) among the group of RailsBridge students.
RailsBridge workshop started out with an ice-breaker game, which was also an attempt to divide students into groups in a meaningful way -- or at least more meaningful than "beginner, intermediate, advanced", which doesn't mean the same things to all people. So, this group of students came from the web development background -- as opposed to say, backend development. Whether their instructor tailored the course to their background is a different question (I suspect not). There were too many technical glitches just to get the workshop off the ground.
Just like in the movies a split second makes a difference between the hero saving the world and letting a disaster happen, so a few seconds of WiFi connectivity can make a difference between a productive workshop and a wasted one. How can that be? Read about it in my blog post about the RailsBridge workshop.