8-9 November 2019

Apply for the event

Applications are open until 31/10/2019

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

Avatar50px Raul Gracia Lario
Avatar50px Kinga Koren
Avatar50px Maloney Liu
Avatar50px Tony Marklove
Avatar50px Mark Taylor
Avatar50px Zoe Nolan
Avatar50px Anna Yanova
Avatar50px Maria Khait
Avatar50px Ginny Carter
Avatar50px Elaine Osbourn
Avatar50px Gareth Adams
Avatar50px Gonçalo Morais
Avatar50px Alkesh Vaghmaria
Avatar50px Colin Alston
Avatar50px Matt Blewitt
Avatar50px Michael Alexander Mazour
Avatar50px Emma Barnes
Avatar50px Timothy Scott
Avatar50px David Aldridge
Avatar50px Dominic Cleal
Avatar50px Olga Matoula
Avatar50px Sam De Maeyer
Avatar50px Reka Pap
Avatar50px Ross Hamilton
Avatar50px Nelson Gilberto MORALES SALAZAR
Avatar50px Marianne Rachid
Avatar50px Karol Czeryna
Avatar50px Shoniwa Marovatsanga
Avatar50px Yadira Sanchez
Avatar50px Paolo Fabbri
Avatar50px Matt Brooke-Smith
Avatar50px Eugenia Grieff
Avatar50px Alisha Musamabik
Avatar50px Peter Warner-Medley
Avatar50px Leigh-Anne Mathieson
Avatar50px Jonathan Catchpowle
Avatar50px Craig Plummer
Avatar50px Toby Benedyk
Avatar50px Jolanta Jasiulionyte
Avatar50px Cindy Xie
Avatar50px Helene Martin
Avatar50px Aga Kowalczuk
Avatar50px Ciaran Lofts
Avatar50px Amina Adewusi
Avatar50px Tomas Basham
Avatar50px Gabriele Palozzi
Avatar50px Sarah French
Avatar50px Celia Collins
Avatar50px Zoe Hopkins
Avatar50px John Bannister
Avatar50px Andra Georgescu
Avatar50px Suleiman Leadbitter
Avatar50px Guy Bennett-Jones
Avatar50px Alex Mellor
Avatar50px Fred Cheung
Avatar50px Lee Machin
Avatar50px Erika Rosi
Avatar50px Jameella Leadbitter
Avatar50px Zack Xu
Avatar50px Robert Siemieniec
Avatar50px Steve Janaway
Avatar50px Adrian Pacala
Avatar50px Ella Schofield
Avatar50px Dan Buckle
Avatar50px Braden King
Avatar50px Krzysztof Kaczmarczyk
Avatar50px Roan Mertens
Avatar50px Stuart Pethurst
Avatar50px Neil Atkinson
Avatar50px Lydia Wozniak
Avatar50px Michal Krzywinski
Avatar50px Siddharth Vadgama
Avatar50px Ranjit Saimbi
Avatar50px IvΓ‘n Matellanes
Avatar50px Brad Jayakody
Avatar50px John Higgins
Avatar50px Natalia Oskina

Join us at the event

Student application form

First round of accepted students (apply by 07/10/2019) will receive emails on 08/10/2019.
Applications close on 31/10/2019, we will be sending out invites by 01/11/2019.
Please confirm your place as soon as you see the invite, the invite will expire in 3 days. The invite will exprire in 3 days, and your place will be given to a next person on a waiting list.
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!