Rails Girls Brisbane 21-22 July, 2017

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

We are offering two tracks:

For beginners: the regular Rails Girls tutorial

For not so beginners: Rails Girls Next exercises to deepen your understanding of Ruby, Rails, Sinatra and the web.

You learn more about Ruby, how the internet works, and test driven development.

You need your own laptop, curiosity and a positive attitude!

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If you have any further questions, Please email for more information.


FAQ

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

Who is this aimed at? Rails Girls Brisbane is open to all adults (18+), but preference is given to those who identify as women.

Can men attend? Yes, but women are given priority.

Do you have a code of conduct? Yes, it is on the ruby.org.au website. We expect attendees, coaches, and sponsor representatives to behave respectfully to make sure everyone has a great time.


Typical schedule

This is the schedule we used for our last event. It’ll be quite similar for the next one, but probably not exactly the same.

Friday

18:00 - 18:15

Registration

Sign in and get settled.
18:15 - 18:30

Welcome and instructions

We’ll cover the plan for the weekend and give instructions for the installation party.
18:30 - 19:00

Ice Breakers

We’ll have a few exercises so we can get to know each other.
19:00 - 19:30

Dinner

Continue getting to know everyone over dinner!
19:30 - 21:00

Installation party

Install Rails with the help of our coaches. You’ll learn a bit about the terminal, get started with Sublime (an easy-to-use text editor), and more.
Prefer to skip the installation and get straight into coding, our guides support using cloud9, an awesome online integrated development environment.
If you have more time you should look at tryruby.

Saturday

8:30 - 9:00

Registration and coffee

9:00 - 9:15

Welcome

Outline of the day - since you have Ruby and Rails installed from Friday, we can jump right into it.
9:15 - 12:00

Workshop pt. 1

Getting started with Rails
12:00 - 12:30

Lunch

12:30 - 13:00

Q&A with coaches

While you’re finishing up lunch we’ll have a short Q&A with some of our coaches. This is a great time to ask about their experience learning to code, what they do in their jobs, and anything else you’re dying to know!
13:00 - 15:00

Workshop pt. 2

Continuing with Rails
15:00 - 15:15

Afternoon Tea

Take a break from all that thinking and relax with a sweet snack.
15:15 - 16:30

Workshop pt. 3

Wrap up your Rails project and get your last min questions.
16:30 - 17:00

Wrap-up

We’ll go over everything we did for the day, and hear about your experiences learning about Ruby and Rails.

Information

Applications close: 19th July 2017
Acceptances informed: 20th July 2017

Location: River City Labs
Level 2, 282 Wickham Street
Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006
Australia
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Our awesome Sponsors

Rails Girls Brisbane is co-organized with our awesome partners and sponsors.

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


Partners

Ruby Australia

BrisRuby

River City Labs



Organisers

Sorcha Abel Rachelle LeQuesne