Rails Girls Cairo 10th - 11th February 2017

Rails Girls goes Cairo again!

Join us for a free two-day crash-course to the exciting world of building web applications with Ruby on Rails.

Applications are now closed. Like our page on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter to find out about future events.

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 more volunteers and sponsors. Email us.

Friday, February 10th

1:30 - 2:00


Register, get your name tag, and meet new people while we set everything up together.
2:00 - 2:15

Intro to Rails Girls Cairo: Who we are and what we do?

Get to know what Rails Girls Cairo is all about.
2:15 - 2:30

Networking and dividing the teams

Chat with people, and get introduced to your group.
2:30 - 4:30

Installation party

Bring your laptop, so we can help you install Ruby on Rails if you haven't done so already using the installation guide.
4:30 - 4:45

Coffee break + Networking

We will pause for a short break to have coffee/tea, chat, and stretch a bit. Snacks will be available.
4:45 - 5:00

Talk / What is the web?

We will briefly go over web applications, how they are made up, and of what components.
5:00 - 5:30

Talk / Introduction to HTML & CSS

What is HTML? What is CSS? Get an introduction to the two main web technologies used for creating web pages.

Saturday, February 11th

10:00 - 10:30


Register, get your name tag, and join a group if you haven't done so yet.
10:30 - 10:45

Talk / Rails Girls Summer of Code: get paid while learning to code!

A short talk about Rails Girls Summer of Code (RGSOC) and how to participate.
10:45 - 11:00

Coffee break + Networking

Grab a coffee. Talk with people, and discuss what you've learned.
11:00 - 12:30


Start working on your first web application!
12:30 - 1:30

Lunch Break

Have lunch, get a break, chat with people.
1:30 - 3:30


Continue working and extend your application.
3:30 - 4:00

Coffee break + Networking

Cool down, stretch, and network with other participants and coaches.
4:00 - 4:30

Talk / Intro to Git and GitHub

Discover Git and GitHub, how they are used and for what purpose?
4:30 - 5:00

Deploy and Celebrate!

Get your application online: push it to Github, and deploy it to Heroku!


Applications close: February 7th
Acceptances informed: February 7-9th


XCO co-working space, 168 Tahrir Street, Falaky Square, Cairo. Check the map below for directions.


Rails Girls Cairo is a non-profit event (as all Rails Girls workshops are) and is co-organized and sponsored with the help of our awesome partners.

Want to help? We're looking for more sponsors!
Email us!

GitHub GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over four million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.

Entreprenelle Entreprenelle is a social enterprise that strives to empower current and prospective female entrepreneurs through relevant articles, hands-on courses, training sessions, workshops, mentoring programs, event-based networking, marketing, and promotional opportunities.

XCO Businss Space XCO is one of a kind BUSINESS SPACE that aims to provide freelancers/entrepreneurs with well-designed space where they could find all kind of help to improve their careers/startups; from the tailored space, customized aids and services up to consultancy through our space, packages and our ecosystem.


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 would love to have people of all ages taking part. Please bring your laptop.

Can men attend? Yes. However, keep in mind that we are very limited in resources, so girls are given the priority.

I know how to program - How can I help? We’re also looking for people to be coaches. We'll make sure to walk you through the curriculum before the event starts. Email us