Rails Girls Baton Rouge February 19-20, 2016


Rails Girls comes to Baton Rouge! During the free two-day workshop we'll dive into the magical world of Ruby on Rails.

Applications are now closed.

This workshop is intended for people new to programming, or new to Ruby on Rails. No prior experience is required. We have room for 20 participants, so get your application in early! Questions? Email Kristen Reeves at kristen.reeves@la-wit.org

Web developers that want to help coach / teach, please contact James Davis at james.davisphd@gmail.com

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 sponsors, volunteers and Rails coaches.

Friday, February 19


Louisiana Technology Park
7117 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
6:30pm - 8:30

Installation party

Get know the attendees a little bit before hand. Bring your laptop if you can, so we can install Ruby on Rails for you.

Saturday, February 20


Louisiana Technology Park
7117 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
9:00 - 10:00

Registration and Breakfast

Get ready and handle any last minute issues for the workshop
10:00 - 10:30


Outline of the day & word from sponsors
10:30 - 11:00

Lightning talks from coaches

11:00 - 12:30


After we break up into small groups, your coach will help you get started on your first web application using the app guide
12:30- 1:00

Bentobox - Understanding Web Apps

Recap of what we’ve learned and how it all fits together.
1:00 - 2:00


2:00- 2:30

Lightning talks from coaches

2:30 - 6:00


Extend your application.

After Party



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.

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 two-three hour workshop before the event to walk you through the curriculum.


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