24-25 June 2016

Applications are now closed.

Event Details

Sponsor host

The venue for Rails Girls London
24-25 June 2016
is kindly provided by
Funding Circle.
Venue address:
71 Queen Victoria St, London, EC4V 4AY

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 Charlie Allen
Avatar50px Nuno Costa
Avatar50px Cristina Acquani
Avatar50px James Thompson
Avatar50px George Good
Avatar50px Tatiana Monteiro Bernardo
Avatar50px Chris Radford
Avatar50px Anna Yanova
Avatar50px Paula Stepinska
Avatar50px Kinga Koren
Avatar50px Jan Chmelíček
Avatar50px David Aldridge
Avatar50px Clair Griffiths
Avatar50px Jake Elder
Avatar50px Ken Lee
Avatar50px Shanthi Pendleton
Avatar50px Dan Webb
Avatar50px Daniel Cooper
Avatar50px Sam Levy
Avatar50px Vasil Nunev
Avatar50px Van Le
Avatar50px James Rose
Avatar50px Alexis Poirier
Avatar50px Lance Paine
Avatar50px Nicola Hughes
Avatar50px Alex Jahraus
Avatar50px Sebastian Urban
Avatar50px Ketan Patel
Avatar50px Kriselda Rabino
Avatar50px Elizabeth Larcombe
Avatar50px Chi-Ting Leung
Avatar50px Elliott Hilaire
Avatar50px Mara Wanot
Avatar50px Stelios Modes
Avatar50px Jasbir Singh
Avatar50px Mazin Power
Avatar50px Steve Lorek
Avatar50px Jairo Diaz
Avatar50px Viacheslav Botchenko
Avatar50px Alexei Emam
Avatar50px Federico Rebora
Avatar50px Ricardo Perez
Avatar50px Clive Capisano
Avatar50px Sergei Sapoznikov
Avatar50px David Santoro
Avatar50px Lorenz Puskas
Avatar50px Zack Xu
Avatar50px Syeef Karim
Avatar50px Maria Khait
Avatar50px Raul Gracia Lario
Avatar50px Maloney Liu
Avatar50px Tony Marklove
Avatar50px Christopher Hooks
Avatar50px Francesco Grammatico
Avatar50px David Boulderstone
Avatar50px Mark Taylor
Avatar50px Robert Cambridge
Avatar50px Fernando Diaz
Avatar50px Gustavo Lobo
Avatar50px Jonathan Adshead
Avatar50px Ben Lovell
Avatar50px John Small
Avatar50px Louis Pilfold
Avatar50px Bilawal Hameed
Avatar50px Dominik Stodolny
Avatar50px Emma Barnes
Avatar50px Kai Chan Vong
Avatar50px Zoe Nolan
Avatar50px Barbara Slawinska
Avatar50px Vicky Gray
Avatar50px Phil Lee
Avatar50px Alex Malik
Avatar50px Gareth Pendleton
Avatar50px Vladislav Sarunov
Avatar50px Iulia Ionita
Avatar50px Ken Alex Fassone
Avatar50px Timothy Scott
Avatar50px Fell Sunderland
Avatar50px AndrΓ© Barbosa
Avatar50px Amy Hilaire
Avatar50px Dennis Ideler
Avatar50px Natalia Oskina
Avatar50px Juri Kalinin
Avatar50px Vincent Bonmalais
Avatar50px Stephen Lloyd