What is Ruby on Rails?
"Ruby on Rails is an open source framework that's optimized for programmer happiness and sustainable productivity. It let's you write beautiful code by favoring convention over configuration" - rubyonrails.org
Ruby on Rails takes the role of languages like PHP and ASP.NET MVC to provide a framework that allows web programmers to write servers that host their websites. Rails powers mainstream high traffic web applications like Twitter, Twitch.tv, GitHub, GroupOn, Hulu, PennyArcade.com, Basecamp, and plenty more.
If you already have a solid understanding of the language or are coming here after already attending the workshop feel free to skip ahead to the frequently asked questions and supplementary resources sections.