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Rails Girls Wellington

Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd April, 2017

Do you know someone who would be excited about learning Ruby on Rails?

Learn Ruby on Rails at this free two-day workshop. Get in quick! Applications are open and spaces are limited.

Rails Girls offers a casual and friendly environment.

You learn

Designing, prototyping and coding with the help from our coaches.

You need

Your own laptop, curiosity and a sprinkle of imagination!

How much does the workshop cost?

Nothing, it’s free! You just need to be excited! And we can help out with public transport costs if necessary.

Who is this aimed at?

People with non-binary gender identities or who identify as a girl or women, with basic knowledge of working with a computer. All ages may attend, but we would prefer very young people to come with a parent or guardian. Please bring your laptop.

Can men attend?

Yes, but you need to be accompanied by an interested woman. Also, girls are given a priority.

Do you have a code of conduct?

Yes — it is here. We expect all attendees, coaches, and sponsor representatives to behave respectfully to make sure everyone has a great time.

I know how to program — How can I help?

We’re also looking for people to be coaches and help out with teaching and sharing the passion for Ruby on Rails. Apply here.

Ready to sign up?

Complete this application form now!


Note: This schedule is subject to change.

Saturday 22nd April

8:30–9:30 Installation party

For those who have had issues with installation — bring your laptop, so we can help you install Ruby on Rails.

9:30–9:45 Registration

Get in early for coffee!

9:45–10:00 Introduction

Your organisers will take you through housekeeping and a rough plan for the weekend.

10:00–10:30 Talk

10:30–12:00 Ruby

With the help of your coaches, and your new friends, start learning the Ruby programming language with

12:00–12:30 Talk

12:30–13:00 Lunch

Catered by Food Envy!

13:00–15:00 Project Time

With the help of your coaches, we will help you to create your own web app.

15:00–15:15 Break

We need cupcakes, stat!

15:15–15:30 Talk

15:30–16:30 Project Work

Continue working on web apps and projects.

16:30–17:00 Wrap up

Recap what you’ve learned today, and start making a plan for tomorrow.

Sunday 23rd April

9:30–9:45 Introduction

Morning welcome and introduction.

9:45–10:15 Panel

“Pathways into Tech”

10:15–12:00 Project Work

Continue working on web apps and projects.

12:00–13:00 Social lunch with sponsors and tech community

13:30–14:30 Wrap up

Sponsor speeches and wrap up. Phew, what a day. You did good.

14:30 Party

Meet awesome people in tech and hang out with your new friends.

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