30 November-1 December 2018

Apply for the event

Applications are open until 20/11/2018

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 πŸ˜ƒ
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 πŸ˜‰ ).
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 πŸ˜ƒ

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) πŸ˜ƒ

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 - 21:30 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 - 10:00 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 πŸ˜ƒ)
Light breakfast - (we cater for all dietary restrictions, just make sure to tell us what you don't eat in the application form)

10:00 - 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 tryruby.org Kickstart your first web application on Rails with guides.railsgirls.com/app

12:30 - 13:00 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.

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

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

14:30 - 18:00 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 πŸ˜ƒ )

18:00 - 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

Avatar50px Maria Khait
@mariakhait
Avatar50px Fred Cheung
@fglc2
Avatar50px Francesco Grammatico
Avatar50px Mark Taylor
@zoodor
Avatar50px Lee Machin
@mrleemachin
Avatar50px Emma Barnes
@has_many_books
Avatar50px Raul Gracia Lario
@raulgracialario
Avatar50px David Aldridge
@databasesponge
Avatar50px Natalia Oskina
@Curl_N
Avatar50px Anna Yanova
@yan0va
Avatar50px Zoe Nolan
@zoe_nolan
Avatar50px Christopher Hooks
@kyristopher
Avatar50px Vladislav Sarunov
@vsarunov257
Avatar50px Alicia Beylan
@abeylann
Avatar50px Michal Krzywinski
@mikekrzywinski
Avatar50px Andy Pearson
@andypearson
Avatar50px Van Le
@vannio
Avatar50px Viacheslav Botchenko
Avatar50px Eser Poyraz
@eserpoyraz
Avatar50px Tony Marklove
@TonyMarklove
Avatar50px Kinga Koren
@kingakoren
Avatar50px Ricardo Perez
@ricardoperez
Avatar50px Mike Marshall
@TheITGeekCom
Avatar50px Aga Kowalczuk
Avatar50px Asta Bevainyte
@astux7
Avatar50px Grace Chang
@greyschale
Avatar50px Elaine Osbourn
@kittylainey
Avatar50px Maria Stylianou
@marsty5
Avatar50px Matt Blewitt
@mashd
Avatar50px Merve Taner
@merve_codes
Avatar50px Dominic Cleal
@domcleal
Avatar50px Thao Vo
@ttthao_vo
Avatar50px Tom Chislett
@khaitu
Avatar50px Jakub Adler
@GCKrusader
Avatar50px Maloney Liu
@_malones_
Avatar50px Louis Pilfold
@louispilfold
Avatar50px Joanna Kostaki
Avatar50px Shoniwa Marovatsanga
@thisisSHOIII
Avatar50px Paul Sturgess
@paulsturgess
Avatar50px Pablo Brasero
@pablobm
Avatar50px David Leuliette
@_flexbox
Avatar50px Tomas Basham
@tomasbasham
Avatar50px Laura Wilson
@wilslau
Avatar50px Joe Xie
Avatar50px Daniel Chambers
@hoodsuphopehigh
Avatar50px Gareth Adams
@garethadams
Avatar50px Ewelina Sobora
@exwxexl
Avatar50px Sam De Maeyer
@Sam_DeMaeyer
Avatar50px Craig Plummer
@craigplummer
Avatar50px Ciaran Lofts
Avatar50px Ross Hamilton
@RossGHamilton
Avatar50px Hamid Zade
@genzade
Avatar50px Michael Duffy
@stunthamster
Avatar50px Tom Fryer
@fryertom
Avatar50px Yann Marquet
@SpdCdFactory
Avatar50px Aleksandar Dimov
Avatar50px Toby Benedyk
Avatar50px Jolanta Jasiulionyte
Avatar50px Sara O'Connor
@saramoohead
Avatar50px Gonçalo Morais
@gnclmorais
Avatar50px Karol Czeryna
@evilr00t
Avatar50px Daniel Magliola
Avatar50px Nelson Gilberto MORALES SALAZAR
@nelsongmorales
Avatar50px Zoe Hopkins
@diaryoftech
Avatar50px Hraban Luyat
@nothraban
Avatar50px Tom Lord
Avatar50px Kelvin Smith
@oneKelvinSmith
Avatar50px Morgan Sadr-Hashemi
@sadir_
Avatar50px Peter Warner-Medley
@Peter_WM
Avatar50px Ed Saunders
@Captain_Cheddar
Avatar50px John Duffell
@lazytester
Avatar50px Steve Rabino
@steverabino
Avatar50px Hedi van Meurs
Avatar50px Ethan Fraenkel
@EthanFraenkel
Avatar50px Niall Cunningham
@niallcnnghm
Avatar50px Guy Bennett-Jones
Avatar50px Alexander Sips-Avello
Avatar50px Alexandra Kelly
@Alex_M_Kelly
Avatar50px Geoff Wright
Avatar50px Margreet Dijkstra
@margreet_
Avatar50px Klaudiusz Zembrzuski

Join us at the event

Student application form

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
First round of accepted students will receive emails on 20/10/2018, please confirm your place as soon as you see the invite, the invite will expire in 3 days.
If you apply after 20/10/2018, you should expect your invite by 21/11/2018. We are trying really hard to fit everyone in, but unfortunatelly we have limited amount of places, so if you dont receive the invite, you will be placed on the waiting list. We will be in touch if a place becomes available.


Terms of service
  • We never share your information with anyone.
  • Women of all ages are welcome. If you are under 18, you will need to be accompanied by an adult. (Please advise us if this is the case)
  • In order to ensure a fair process for all applicants, we kindly ask you to submit only one application per event.
  • We expect a great demand for our workshop and would like to make sure all available spaces are filled. If you receive an invitation, we ask that you confirm your attendance within a few days of it being sent out. If, for any reason, you cannot attend, then please let us know as soon as possible and we will allocate your place to the next person on the waiting list.
  • We also ask that you set aside time for all of the events that make up the workshop, including the Installation Party and the Afterparty. We want to get to know you!