During a lunch discussion over some dumplings, Shufen mentioned that she was going to start a Rails Girls in Dallas. Several of us immediately volunteered. I have an affinity for teaching so this struck me as a great opportunity to do something I love. Additionally, an event like this might help a teenager pick a future. It could motivate a mother to reenter the work force after years of staying home with her children. It might help a small business launch or provide an existing one with a much needed boost. The decision to help was quick and easy.