11-12 November 2022

I want to be a student I want to be a coach

Applications are open until 04/11/2022

Event Details

Sponsor host

The venue for Rails Girls London
11-12 November 2022
is kindly provided by
Venue address:
The Smart Building, 136 George St, London, W1H 5LD

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

Maria Khait
Fred Cheung
Mark Taylor
Helene Martin
Zoe Nolan
Josh Simpson
Alkesh Vaghmaria
Natalia Oskina
Clair Griffiths
Tony Marklove
Kinga Koren
Timothy Scott
Aga Kowalczuk
Rebecca Pearce
Thao Vo
Maloney Liu
Louis Pilfold
Sam De Maeyer
Craig Plummer
Ross Hamilton
Toby Benedyk
Tom Lord
Brad Jayakody
Stuart Pethurst
David Swift
Seb Ashton
Pal Sonkoly
Ginny Carter
Nelson Gilberto Morales Salazar
Tim Tedford
Ivan Ivanov
Nadia Fernandez Alonso
Zaid Lahham
Hanna Velentsevich
Adam Carlile
Daniel Szatmari
Lily Stoney
Katya Essina
Melissa Barber
Gavin Morrice
Ihnat Zakreuski
Vladimir Vadlja
Emiliana Emberton
Rafael Santos
Antoni Karasavov
Pablo Bello
Lucy Stringer
Konstantin Bychkhoz
Joe Green
Miles Woodroffe
Kelvin Gan
Alice Dee
Phil Lee
Chris Marffy
Brett Puddick
Alex DiCarlo
Paweł Kupiec
David Morton
Bartosz Szymichowski
Pablo Baldini

Join us at the event

Student application form


Applications close on 04/11/2022, we will be sending out invites by 05/11/2022.
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.
  • Please let us know if you have any access requirements.
  • 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!
  • We will be taking pictures & recording videos during the workshop. We are reserving the right to use any recorded material from the workshop for Rails Girls London promotional needs. e.g. It can be uploaded on the site, used on social media etc.
  • Rails Girls London is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone attending our workshops. We do not tolerate harassment of workshop participants in any form. Any participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the workshop at the discretion of the workshop organizers. Please read our Code of Conduct