Rails Girls Amsterdam February 10 & 11 2017

Join the 3rd Rails Girls in Amsterdam! During the free two-day workshop we'll dive into the magical world of building web applications with Ruby on Rails.

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You learn designing, prototyping and coding with the help from our coaches.

You need your own laptop, curiosity and a sprinkle of imagination!


18.30 - 20:30

Installation party

Come get Rails installed by our bunch of pro’s, along with a funky looking terminal, easy-to-use texteditor and more. Bring your laptop if you can. There’ll be pizza. And drinks.


09:00 - 09:50

Registration & breakfast

We will also help you install Ruby on Rails on your computer (if you haven't done so the previous evening)
09:50 - 10:15


Outline of the day & word from sponsors
10:15 - 10:35


Jorge Sanz will teach you some 'tech talk', using the Bentobox exercise.
10:35 - 11:15

Introduction to ruby

Let's get coding! Tryruby.org
11:15 - 13:00

Hands-on, minds-on learning!

Jumpstart your first web application
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:45

Lightning talks

  • Marjolein Sprenger: Bits & Bots
  • Daan van Berkel: Let me be your Bing Bong
  • Maud de Vries: Why learning to program is hard
  • Ester Kais: Adventure to Codeland
14:45 - 16:30

Second part of the workshop

Extend your application



Location: Publitas.com B.V., Zeeburgerpad 5, 1018 AH Amsterdam
Applications open: 19 December, 2016
Applications close: 25 January, 2017
Acceptances informed: 26 January, 2017

Our awesome sponsors:

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Codaisseur Codaisseur helps tech enthusiasts start an exciting new career as junior developers while fuelling the tech industry with fresh talent.


How much does the workshop cost? Nothing, it's free! You just need to be excited!

Who is this aimed for? Women of any age with basic knowledge of working with a computer. We’ve had people of all ages taking part. Please bring your laptop.
There is no age limit for this event, but children younger than 14 should be accompanied by their parents (gender of the children or parent does not matter!). Please make sure to make a note about it in the application form.

Can men attend? Yes, but you need to be accompanied by an interested lady. Also, girls are given a priority.