Rails Girls Basel 20. - 21. September 2014

Rails Girls is coming to Basel once more!

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.

Saturday, September 20th

Where: Unternehmen Mitte in Basel
10.30 - 13:30

Installation & Registration Brunch

Get to know the coaches, organizers and other participants a bit before the main event starts. Also, if you haven't done already, we can install Ruby and Rails on your laptop for you.
13:30 - 14:00

Welcoming words

Outline of the day & word from sponsors
14:00 - 14:30

Programming Intro

Opening Keynote: Programming and you
14:30 - 15:00

Bento Box Intro

Learn to "speak geek" and to understand web apps.
15:00 - 16:30

Dive into Ruby

Get to know the Ruby programming language and learn some of the fundamentals of programming.
16:30 - 17:00

Znueni break

Short break with Cupcakes, Coffee and time to socialize.
17:00 - 18:30

Lightning talks

Let's have a coffee break while listening to some talks from our coaches and participants.
18:30 - open


Open to everyone. Time to eat, drink and socialize with your fellow participants and the team.

Sunday, September 21st

Where: Unternehmen Mitte in Basel
10:00 - 11:30

Brunch & follow up

Listen to a short recap of what we learned on Saturday while enjoying Brunch.
11:30 - 16:00

Workshop Part 1

You will split up in small teams and start building your first (or second) Rails Application!
16:00 - 16:30

Znueni Break

Have a short break or power through it while enjoying some sweets!
16:30 - 18:00

Workshop Part 2

Continue working in your Group.
18:00 - 18:30

Closing words & follow-up

Learn what you can do to keep programming.

Everything at a glance:

When: September 20th and 21st 2014
Where: unternehmen mitte, Gerbergasse 30, 4001 Basel
Applications: CLOSED!
Participants will be notified on: September 12th


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

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

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.

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4teamwork AG creates advanced web applications for the governmental and private sector. 4teamwork is based in Bern, Switzerland, and has more than 10 years of experience in developing web solutions for team collaboration.

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Kvalito is your strategic life science partner and global quality and compliance service network.

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


Aspire - Our vision is to become the leading community that discovers, educates and promotes entrepreneurial female talent in technology and innovation. We want to empower females by creating an environment that nurtures their talents and thrives on discussion, debate and cultivation of new ideas.

Learn to Code is our effort to bring the programming craftsmanship closer to the new generation. This generation (also called 'digital natives') spends countless hours consuming content online, withouth really knowing how it is produced or how the technology behind it works. With the motto 'creating can be more rewarding & fun than consuming' we are trying to create a community that fosters creativity and the art of coding.


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