Rails Girls Berlin 13-14th April 2012 - Germany

Do-be-doo-be-do! Rails Girls Berlin dances to the beat of building. Willkommen to the free, one day crash-course to the to the exciting world of building web applications with Ruby on Rails. The applications have ended this time around!

Rails Girls aims to give tools for girls and women to build their ideas.

You learn designing, prototyping and coding by doing it with help from our coaches.

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




Have more? Send us the link at contact (a) railsgirls.com

Friday 13th April

17.00 -

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.
Where:Prizessinnenstrasse 19 (Betahaus building) 5th floor

Saturday 14th 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


Outline of the day & word from sponsors
10:20 - 10:45

Designing your web app -workshop

By Karri Saarinen
10:50 - 11:10


Let's get coding!
11:10 - 13:00


Jumpstart your first web application
13:00 - 13:30


13.30- 13:45

Bentobox - Understanding Web Apps

Linda Liukas - Recap of what we’ve learned and how it all fits together.
13:45 - 14:30

Lighting talks from coaches: life of a programmer

Joan Wolkerstorfer - How I went from picking up programming to working in a software company - in a year
Duana Stanley - Agile Practices At Work
Astera Schneeweisz - Security & webapps
14:30 - 16:30


Extend your application.
20:00 -


Open for everyone, meet cool people interested in tech.
Flamingo Berlin, Kleine Präsidentenstrasse at the riverside of Monbijou Park in Mitte


Where: Place: betahaus
Application deadline: 5 April 2012
Acceptances informed: 6 April 2012

What they say about us?

Steh auf, mach was Neues! Rails Girls Berlin!

StartupCareer 27.4.2012

Getting started with tech at Rails Girls Berlin

Railslove 22.4.2012

In Berlin the code word is women

Smartplanet 20.4.2012

Rockin' with Ruby & the Rails Girls

6Wunderkinder, Charlette Prevot 19.4.2012

Teaching Ruby on the weekend: Rails Girls get busy in Berlin

Venture Village 16.4.2012

Solving Berlin's "women problem" with Rails Girls

Silicon Allee 16.4.2012

A big danke to the Rails Girls team

Berlin Geeketters 15.4.2012

Coding is poetry

Dot Dot Dot 14.4.2012

Interview with Rails Girls organizer Henrietta

TechBerlin 13.4.2012

Giving women tools to build their ideas with Rails Girls

Silicon Allee 11.4.2012

Rails Girls comes to Berlin

Railslove 1.3.2012


Without the local developer scene we would be lost! A big thank you to our sponsors and partners.

SoundcloudSoundcloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere.

WoogaWooga is the third largest social games developer worldwide. Wooga creates high quality games for Facebook and iOS, with a specific focus on emotional character development, usability, and superb localization in seven languages.

ReadmillReadmill is a curious community of readers, highlighting and sharing the books they love.

TravisCI Travis CI is an open source platform for running your tests: Travis CI makes sure the code you are using for your Rails app works well.

betahausbetahaus | Berlin is the largest coworking space in Europe. In a mixture of relaxed coffee house atmosphere and concentrated working environment we create room between work and privacy in which innovation and creativity is fostered.

RailsloveRailslove is a passionate team of hackers and thinkers from Cologne, Hamburg and Berlin. We love building web applications.

AmenAmen is a service for creating and sharing opinions about the extraordinary things in life. Take a stand about the best or worst people, places, things and ideas.

6Wunderkinder 6Wunderkinder is a Berlin-based startup that creates multi-platform productivity solutions for individuals,groups and businesses. They currently offer the task management tool Wunderlist and the project management platform Wunderkit.

KipptKippt makes it easy to save, search and read the information you find on the web.

Geeklist Geekli.st is an achievement-based social portfolio builder where all bad-ass code monkeys around the globe can communicate, brag, build their street cred and get found.


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 program is run in english and please bring your laptop.

How do you choose the attendees? We want a diverse group of people who are motivated and curious about learning.

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. Email us

Berlin team

Lena Herrmann, coach @kilaulena Terrence Lee, coach @hone02 Mari De La Ossa, coach @valakirka Josefine Harzmann, coach Konstantin Haase, coach @konstantinhaase Sven Fuchs, coach @svenfuchs Josh Kalderimis, coach @joshkalderimis Ingo Weiss, coach @ingoweiss Raphaela Wrede, coach @raphaelawrede Patrik Hüsler, coach @phuesler Chris Wörle, coach @d_evolute Alex Coles @myabc Jan Lelis, coach @rbjl Matthias Lüdtke, coach @mmmmat Joan Wolkerstorfer, coach @joanwolk Duana Stanley, coach @starkcoffee Patrik Helm, coach @htwk_pat Timo Herttua, coach @therttua Pia Henrietta Kekäläinen, organizer @phenriettak Linda Liukas, organizer @lindaliukas Karri Saarinen, organizer @karrisaarinen Anna Bessonova, organizer @bessonovaanna