8-9 November 2019

Applications are now closed.

Event Details

Sponsor host

The venue for Rails Girls London
8-9 November 2019
is kindly provided by
Simply Business.
Venue address:
4th floor, 99 Gresham St, London, EC2R 7HE

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 - 21:15 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 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)

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 πŸ˜ƒ )

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_
Tony Marklove
@TonyMarklove
Mark Taylor
@zoodor
Zoe Nolan
@zoe_nolan
Anna Yanova
@yan0va
Maria Khait
@mariakhait
Ginny Carter
@GingerBun87
Elaine Osbourn
@kittylainey
Gareth Adams
@garethadams
Gonçalo Morais
@gnclmorais
Alkesh Vaghmaria
@alkesh
Colin Alston
@colinza
Matt Blewitt
@mashd
Michael Alexander Mazour
@mmazour
Emma Barnes
@has_many_books
Timothy Scott
@timstott5
David Aldridge
@databasesponge
Dominic Cleal
@domcleal
Olga Matoula
Sam De Maeyer
@Sam_DeMaeyer
Reka Pap
Ross Hamilton
@RossGHamilton
Nelson Gilberto Morales Salazar
@nelsongmorales
Marianne Rachid
Karol Czeryna
@evilr00t
Shoniwa Marovatsanga
@thisisSHOIII
Yadira Sanchez
@yadirx_z
Paolo Fabbri
@jabawack81
Matt Brooke-Smith
@lordmatty
Alisha Musamabik
@Lish901
Peter Warner-Medley
@Peter_WM
Jonathan Catchpowle
Craig Plummer
@craigplummer
Toby Benedyk
Jolanta Jasiulionyte
Helene Martin
Aga Kowalczuk
Ciaran Lofts
Tomas Basham
@tomasbasham
Gabriele Palozzi
@gabrielepalozzi
Sarah French
Celia Collins
@celiadcollins
Zoe Hopkins
@diaryoftech
John Bannister
@jdbannister
Suleiman Leadbitter
@sulcalibur
Guy Bennett-Jones
Alex Mellor
Fred Cheung
@fglc2
Lee Machin
@mrleemachin
Erika Rosi
Jameella Leadbitter
@jamjarl
Zack Xu
Steve Janaway
@stephenjanaway
Adrian Pacala
@adrianpacala
Ella Schofield
@EllaNancyFay
Dan Buckle
@DanielJBuckle
Braden King
@brazenbraden
Krzysztof Kaczmarczyk
Roan Mertens
@roanmertens
Stuart Pethurst
Neil Atkinson
Michal Krzywinski
@mikekrzywinski
Siddharth Vadgama
@siddvee
Ranjit Saimbi
@RSaimbi
IvΓ‘n Matellanes
Brad Jayakody
@bjayakody
John Higgins
@jiggins89
Natalia Oskina
@Curl_N
Ben Craven
Luca Gesmundo
@lucagez
Paris Kemanes
@pariskemanes
Iain Beeston
@iainbeeston
Nadia Fernandez Alonso
Loga Jegede
@iamloga
Vladimir Petrov
Dominika Kucharska
Tsvetan Dimoff
Alan Ying
Aleksandar Dimov
Natalie Cook
David Swift
Grace Chang
@greyschale
Emiliana Emberton
@emilianas
Alexandra Kelly
@Alex_M_Kelly
Olly Headey
@lylo
Mary Joseph
@its_maryjay
Liliana Caetano
@lilicaetano
Christian Bruckmayer
@bruckmayer
Tom Lord
Andy Pearson
@andypearson
Vincent Navetat
@vincentnavetat
Shen Satkunarasa
@shen_sat
Francesco Grammatico
Masha Cernivec
Ben Lewis
Finbar Sheahan
@fionnbharra
Yann Marquet
@SpdCdFactory
Giovanni Fantini
Raquel Tremper Minasi
@raquelminasi
John Small
@jds340
Snezhana Spasova
@snejy_s
Janine Luk
Tommy Palmer
@tommypalm
Tautvydas Urbaitis
Karen Fielding
@fielding_karen
Sofia Fredriksson
@sofiapkf
Martin Chapman
Ramona Mironescu
@ramona_only
Jade Dickinson
@_jadedickinson
Jesse Norris
Colin May
Vlad Filiucov
Chris Radford
@chrisradford
Jayda Kadir
Nitish Rathi
Mariia Domashneva
Adam Cox
Vahdet Pervan
Crescenzo Dalterio
Adam Scott
Rory Aitchison
Pablo Dejuan
Seb Ashton
@SebAshton
Virginia Dooley
@vcdooley
Ricardo Perez
@ricardoperez
Garyun Young
Myrto Konstantinidi
Christopher Pearce
@140Pearce
Pal Sonkoly
Natasha Buck
Toby Osbourn
@tosbourn
Lan Pham
@albion312
Sebastian Neira Farriol
Bassem Shaker
@bshakr
Marcus Kerr
Mary Salemme
Jairo Diaz
@codescrum
Lin Trieu
@Linny_T
Ivan Bakalov
Giovanni Capuano
Colin Marshall
Sarah Middleton
Cai Gao
@heycai_
Francesca Rodricks
Ollie Tupman
Eser Poyraz
@eserpoyraz
Joyce Van Herck
@joycevherck
Joanne Taylor