30 November-1 December 2018

Applications are now closed.

Event Details

Sponsor host

The venue for Rails Girls London
30 November-1 December 2018
is kindly provided by
Deliveroo.
Venue address:
Deliveroo (The River Building), 1 Cousin Lane, London, EC4R 3TE

About the workshop

Want to learn to code? We can teach you, and we do this for free 😃
All, to make technology more approachable for women.

How it works:

Rails Girls London is an event (well actually it's a hands on workshop!), that runs over a day and a half, Friday evening, from 18:30 (we finish around 21:30) and Saturday from 9:00 to 18:00. To understand how we split the time of the event you can see the timetable below.

We are now expanded to 300 people per event! That is around 110 coaches and 190 students ( you can imagine how much networking one can do with that 😉 ).
Students come from all kinds of professions, backgrounds and even countries, yes, amazingly people fly over to UK just for our event (a lot of times we even get coaches coming from different countries just for this, we love you guys!).

Our coaches, are all volunteers, in their day to day jobs they are all software engineers, working hard on making all that awesomeness you see online. You can see list of coaches are coming to the event below. We are adding new ones every day, so check again after. Some of our coaches have attended Rails Girls London as students at some point, since then they got a job as a developer, and now they come back to teach others 😃

At the event, we put students in pairs, and assign them a coach. Dont panic, we make sure that the two students in a pair are of the same level. And no, you dont need to have any previous knowledge of programming. Your coach will explain everything starting from the basics. By the end of the workshop you will have your own website online (and you will have that proud feeling of achievement probably as well) 😃

And to make this all is even more awesome, we have amazing support from our sponsors! Thanks to them, we can make this all happen, and have beautiful comfortable venues, full catering and the cool goodies (you'll see what we mean). You can see the list of our sponsors below, and talk to them all at the event, they are incredible!

Got a question?

We are always happy to answer it!
We have multiple channels and many awesome people to help you.

Join Rails Girls London on:

Friday - Installation Party

18:30 - 21:15 Installing Ruby on Rails & Dinner

The goal of this evening is to install Ruby on Rails for you, and get you fully prepared for the next day workshop.
We call Friday evening a party because its going to be fun, there will be loads of networking, getting to know your fellow students and coaches, sharing pizza and drinks, and of course a DJ, you'll regret it if you miss it!
Bring your laptop!

Please note: We kindly ask you to be present both days.

Saturday - Workshop

9:00 - 9:45 Registration & Coffee

Saturday is the hands on workshop day.
We kick off in the morning by having a breakfast and loads of coffee (you will need it, it's gonna be a lot of brain work on this day 😃)
Light breakfast - (we cater for all dietary restrictions, just make sure to tell us what you don't eat in the application form)

9:45 - 11:00 Welcome & Sponsor presentations

We'll let you know the schedule for the day.
Our sponsors will introduce themselves and do brief presentations for the attendees.
We will then split everyone into pairs and assign you a coach to proceed with the workshop.

11:00 - 12:30 Introduction to Ruby on Rails.

Practise coding with ruby.github.io/TryRuby Kickstart your first web application on Rails with guides.railsgirls.com/app

12:30 - 13:10 Lightning Talks

Our coaches, will do a set of presentations on their experiences and knowledge in the software engineering world. We make sure this is a great mix of people with various knowledge and expertise in development, so you will hear a range short and exciting talks from juniors to seniors.

13:10 - 14:30 Lunch

We cater for all needs, please don't forget to mention your dietary restrictions in the application form.

14:30 - 17:45 Extend your website

Continue working on your application with your coach. We set aside this time to really get your head around how to code and make your app what you want. Takes a lot of concentration, but it's super fun, and we provide sugar and coffee to help you power through that (obviously 😃 )

17:45 - late Afterparty

Mingling with all the participants. We go for drinks at a local pub to celebrate the successful learning day :)

Our Sponsors

Organisers & Coaches

Raul Gracia Lario
@raulgracialario
Kinga Koren
@kingakoren
Maloney Liu
@_malones_
Zoe Nolan
@zoe_nolan
Mark Taylor
@zoodor
Anna Yanova
@yan0va
Christopher Hooks
@kyristopher
Maria Khait
@mariakhait
Sam De Maeyer
@Sam_DeMaeyer
Craig Plummer
@craigplummer
Ciaran Lofts
Ross Hamilton
@RossGHamilton
Francesco Grammatico
Hamid Zade
@genzade
Mike Marshall
@TheITGeekCom
Michal Krzywinski
@mikekrzywinski
Aga Kowalczuk
Tony Marklove
@TonyMarklove
Michael Duffy
@stunthamster
Tom Fryer
@fryertom
Dominic Cleal
@domcleal
Yann Marquet
@SpdCdFactory
Gareth Adams
@garethadams
Matt Blewitt
@mashd
Aleksandar Dimov
Toby Benedyk
Grace Chang
@greyschale
David Aldridge
@databasesponge
Joanna Kostaki
Emma Barnes
@has_many_books
Elaine Osbourn
@kittylainey
Louis Pilfold
@louispilfold
Jolanta Jasiulionyte
Sara O'Connor
@saramoohead
Gonçalo Morais
@gnclmorais
Fred Cheung
@fglc2
Viacheslav Botchenko
Lee Machin
@mrleemachin
Van Le
@vannio
Daniel Magliola
Nelson Gilberto Morales Salazar
@nelsongmorales
Paul Sturgess
@paulsturgess
Alicia Beylan
@abeylann
Daniel Chambers
@hoodsuphopehigh
Zoe Hopkins
@diaryoftech
Andy Pearson
@andypearson
Hraban Luyat
@nothraban
Tom Lord
Joe Xie
Laura Wilson
@wilslau
Thao Vo
@ttthao_vo
Ricardo Perez
@ricardoperez
Asta Bevainyte
@astux7
Tom Chislett
@khaitu
Kelvin Smith
@oneKelvinSmith
Morgan Sadr-Hashemi
@sadir_
Peter Warner-Medley
@Peter_WM
Ed Saunders
@Captain_Cheddar
Merve Taner
@merve_codes
Pablo Brasero
@pablobm
Eser Poyraz
@eserpoyraz
John Duffell
@lazytester
Steve Rabino
@steverabino
Hedi van Meurs
Niall Cunningham
@niallcnnghm
Guy Bennett-Jones
Margreet Dijkstra
@margreet_
Alexander Sips-Avello
Alexandra Kelly
@Alex_M_Kelly
Tomas Basham
@tomasbasham
David Leuliette
@_flexbox
Geoff Wright
Klaudiusz Zembrzuski
Marija Mandić
@marijamdc
Adrian Booth
@Adrian1707
Timothy Scott
@timstott5
Eva Marques
Lindy Lim
@lindy_989
Grant Heinrich
@ldnflds
Jesus Bracamonte
@jesusfr
Rob Whittaker
@purinkle
John Small
@jds340
Funmi Adewodu
@funmmi
Kriselda Rabino
@krissygoround
Ken Alex Fassone
Paul Woestelandt
@pwoestelandt
Ella Schofield
@EllaNancyFay
Josh Simpson
@J0shSimpson
Xavier Delamotte
@x4d3
Tom Grimley
Jessica Ete
@kohrVid
Paris Kemanes
@pariskemanes
Stefan Amarie
Wilson Silva
@wilsonsilva90
Barbara Slawinska
@b_slawinska
Jesper Hodger
@HodgeJesper
Paolo Fabbri
@jabawack81
Isil Donmez Satici
@nodlisi
Eugenia Grieff
@euggrie
Adrian Pacala
@adrianpacala
Robert Siemieniec
@rsiemieniec
Karl Entwistle
@karlentwistle
Ana Schwendler
@anaschwendler
Michelle Yong
Georgina Daniell
Tim Baker
@timpwbaker
Kevin Plattret
@kplattret
Nina Sridhar
Jairo Diaz
@codescrum
Braden King
@brazenbraden
Jade Dickinson
@_jadedickinson
Martin Chapman
Iulia Ionita
@iceraluk
Krzysztof Kaczmarczyk
Aarushi Kansal
Andrew Mugoya
Luke Webster
Minu Batish
@ThoughtfulMinu
Marie Kerkstoel
María Calderón Rodríguez
@mariaclrd
Rajesh Rajappan
@rajeshrajappan
Sophie Rimington-Pounder
Robert Faldo
Tautvydas Urbaitis
Henry Jenkins
@steakunderscore
Murray Catto
Simon van Dyk
@@siefi
Stephanie Siaw
@siaw_stephanie
Boran Car
@borancar
Adelina Simion
@classic_addetz
Ana Cebrian
Brad Jayakody
@bjayakody