30 November-1 December 2018

Applications are not available for this event.

Event Details

Sponsor host

The venue for Rails Girls London
30 November-1 December 2018
is kindly provided by
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
Kinga Koren
Maloney Liu
Zoe Nolan
Mark Taylor
Anna Yanova
Christopher Hooks
Maria Khait
Sam De Maeyer
Craig Plummer
Ciaran Lofts
Ross Hamilton
Francesco Grammatico
Hamid Mohammadzadeh
Mike Marshall
Michal Krzywinski
Aga Kowalczuk
Tony Marklove
Michael Duffy
Tom Fryer
Dominic Cleal
Yann Marquet
Gareth Adams
Matt Blewitt
Aleksandar Dimov
Toby Benedyk
Grace Chang
David Aldridge
Joanna Kostaki
Emma Barnes
Elaine Osbourn
Louis Pilfold
Jolanta Jasiulionyte
Sara O'Connor
Gonçalo Morais
Fred Cheung
Viacheslav Botchenko
Lee Machin
Van Le
Daniel Magliola
Nelson Gilberto Morales Salazar
Paul Sturgess
Alicia Beylan
Daniel Chambers
Zoe Hopkins
Andy Pearson
Hraban Luyat
Tom Lord
Joe Xie
Laura Wilson
Thao Vo
Ricardo Perez
Asta Bevainyte
Tom Chislett
Kelvin Smith
Morgan Sadr-Hashemi
Peter Warner-Medley
Ed Saunders
Merve Taner
Pablo Brasero
Eser Poyraz
John Duffell
Cindy Liu
Steve Rabino
Hedi van Meurs
Niall Cunningham
Guy Bennett-Jones
Margreet Dijkstra
Alexander Sips-Avello
Alexandra Kelly
Tomas Basham
David Leuliette
Geoff Wright
Klaudiusz Zembrzuski
Marija Mandić
Adrian Booth
Timothy Scott
Eva Marques
Lindy Lim
Grant Heinrich
Jesus Bracamonte
Rob Whittaker
John Small
Funmi Adewodu
Kriselda Rabino
Ken Alex Fassone
Paul Woestelandt
Ella Schofield
Josh Simpson
Xavier Delamotte
Tom Grimley
Jessica Ete
Paris Kemanes
Stefan Amarie
Wilson Silva
Barbara Slawinska
Jesper Hodger
Paolo Fabbri
Isil Donmez Satici
Eugenia Grieff
Adrian Pacala
Robert Siemieniec
Karl Entwistle
Ana Schwendler
Michelle Yong
Georgina Daniell
Tim Baker
Kevin Plattret
Nina Sridhar
Jairo Diaz
Braden King
Jade Dickinson
Martin Chapman
Iulia Ionita
Krzysztof Kaczmarczyk
Aarushi Kansal
Andrew Mugoya
Luke Webster
Minu Batish
Marie Kerkstoel
María Calderón Rodríguez
Rajesh Rajappan
Sophie Rimington-Pounder
Robert Faldo
Tautvydas Urbaitis
Henry Jenkins
Murray Catto
Simon van Dyk
Stephanie Siaw
Boran Car
Adelina Simion
Ana Cebrian
Brad Jayakody