Rails Girls Basel 5. + 6. April 203

Rails Girls is coming to Basel!

During the free two-day workshop we'll explore the magical world of Ruby on Rails, and build an application together.


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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!

Want to help? We are looking for volunteers and Rails coaches. Email us.


Have more? Please request membership to the Rails Girls Basel Flickr group!


Programming 101 by Rodrigo Haenggi

You + Rails = ♥? by Karen Sijbrandij

Friday 5th April

18.00 - 20:30

Installation party

Get to know the coaches, organizers and other participants a bit before the main event starts. Bring your laptop if you can, so we can install Ruby and Rails for you.
Where: unternehmen mitte in Basel
21.00 - open

Coach dinner

All of the coaches are welcome to our coach dinner, where we'll go through the program for the next day and party hard afterwards.

Saturday 6th April

9:00 - 10:00

Registration, coffee and installation fest

During the morning we’ll install Ruby on Rails on your computer.
10:00 - 10:15

Welcoming words

Outline of the day & word from sponsors
10:15 - 10:30

Programming Intro

Designing your web app
10:30 - 11:00

Bento Box Intro

Learn to "speak geek" and to understand web apps.
11:00 - 12:30


Let's get coding!
12:30 - 13:30


13:30 - 15:30


15:30 - 16:15

Lightning talks

Let's have a coffee break while listening to some talks from our coaches and participants.
16.15 - 18:00


Extend your application
18:00 - open


Open to everyone. Time to socialize with your fellow participants and the team while drinking. WHISKEY!!

Everything at a glance:

When: April 5th and 6th 2013
Where: unternehmen mitte, Gerbergasse 30, 4001 Basel
Applications: CLOSED!
Participants will be notified on: March 24th

Sponsors & Partners

The Rails Girls Basel event is possible thanks to our sexy sponsors and partners <3

Want to help? We're looking for partners & sponsors for the non-profit event! Email us!

Unternehmen Mitte Unternehmen Mitte unternehmen mitte is the name and concept for a playground of the human nature, a new meaning for an old bank building and for the culture of change. Once a bank, today an exchange place for work, culture and foremost: great coffee.

Technology Astronauts Technology Astronauts Ada Lovelace meets Sally Ride: from social networks to search engines to mobile games to automated operations – we've done it all, and more.

Simplyvision Simply Vision GmbH has over 10 years experience in IT consulting as well as IT service business and is a strategic partner for multinational companies with focus on the financial, technology, life science, and governmental sector.

Simplificator Elegante Lösungen für komplexe Probleme.

terreActive AG is a leading provider of IT security solutions in Switzerland. We design sustainable concepts and tailored solutions to meet our customers security requirements. The graphical user interface of our security monitoring and log management products are developed using Ruby on Rails. To continuously safeguard IT security in our customers companies we are in search of RoR developers.

Screenconcept Screenconcept We advance the digital world by combining stategy and interaction design. We use Rails to make it work.

Codegestalt is a small family of design and technology enthusiasts from Basel. We build bridges between people and create beautiful solutions for our customers. <3

o.s.i.s.a. GmbH - Hardware, Software, Knowware

Informatik Lehrbetriebs Verband


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, most of the crowd usually is women in their twenties or thirties, but we truly welcome everyone.

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

I know how to program - How can I help? We’re also looking for people to be coaches! We’ll have a workshop before the event to walk you through the curriculum. Email us