8-9 November 2019

Applications are not available for this event.

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
Kinga Koren
Maloney Liu
Tony Marklove
Mark Taylor
Zoe Nolan
Anna Yanova
Maria Khait
Ginny Carter
Elaine Osbourn
Gareth Adams
Gonçalo Morais
Alkesh Vaghmaria
Colin Alston
Matt Blewitt
Michael Alexander Mazour
Emma Barnes
Timothy Scott
David Aldridge
Dominic Cleal
Olga Matoula
Sam De Maeyer
Reka Pap
Ross Hamilton
Nelson Gilberto Morales Salazar
Marianne Rachid
Karol Czeryna
Shoniwa Marovatsanga
Yadira Sanchez
Paolo Fabbri
Matt Brooke-Smith
Alisha Musamabik
Peter Warner-Medley
Jonathan Catchpowle
Craig Plummer
Toby Benedyk
Jolanta Jasiulionyte
Helene Martin
Aga Kowalczuk
Ciaran Lofts
Tomas Basham
Gabriele Palozzi
Sarah French
Celia Collins
Zoe Hopkins
John Bannister
Suleiman Leadbitter
Guy Bennett-Jones
Alex Mellor
Fred Cheung
Lee Machin
Erika Rosi
Jameella Leadbitter
Zack Xu
Steve Janaway
Adrian Pacala
Ella Schofield
Dan Buckle
Braden King
Krzysztof Kaczmarczyk
Roan Mertens
Stuart Pethurst
Neil Atkinson
Michal Krzywinski
Siddharth Vadgama
Ranjit Saimbi
IvΓ‘n Matellanes
Brad Jayakody
John Higgins
Natalia Oskina
Ben Craven
Luca Gesmundo
Paris Kemanes
Iain Beeston
Nadia Fernandez Alonso
Loga Jegede
Vladimir Petrov
Dominika Kucharska
Tsvetan Dimoff
Alan Ying
Aleksandar Dimov
Natalie Cook
David Swift
Grace Chang
Emiliana Emberton
Alexandra Kelly
Olly Headey
Mary Joseph
Liliana Caetano
Christian Bruckmayer
Tom Lord
Andy Pearson
Vincent Navetat
Shen Satkunarasa
Francesco Grammatico
Masha Cernivec
Ben Lewis
Finbar Sheahan
Yann Marquet
Giovanni Fantini
Raquel Tremper Minasi
John Small
Snezhana Spasova
Janine Luk
Tommy Palmer
Tautvydas Urbaitis
Karen Fielding
Jo Hooton
Sofia Fredriksson
Martin Chapman
Ramona Mironescu
Jade Dickinson
Jesse Norris
Colin May
Vlad Filiucov
Chris Radford
Jayda Kadir
Nitish Rathi
Mariia Domashneva
Adam Cox
Vahdet Pervan
Crescenzo Dalterio
Adam Scott
Rory Aitchison
Pablo Dejuan
Seb Ashton
Virginia Dooley
Ricardo Perez
Garyun Young
Myrto Konstantinidi
Christopher Pearce
Pal Sonkoly
Natasha Buck
Toby Osbourn
Lan Pham
Sebastian Neira Farriol
Bassem Shaker
Marcus Kerr
Mary Salemme
Jairo Diaz
Lin Trieu
Ivan Bakalov
Giovanni Capuano
Colin Marshall
Sarah Middleton
Cai Gao
Francesca Rodricks
Ollie Tupman
Eser Poyraz
Joyce Van Herck
Joanne Taylor