Rails Girls Cologne, 2014, May 23 + 24

Juten Tach & hätzlich wellkumme!

Rails Girls is back in town! During the Interactive Cologne Festival we'll dive again into the magical world of Ruby on Rails. Join the free two-day workshop, have fun and start coding!

Apply now! Applications are open until May 9th.

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.


Friday 23rd May

18.00 -

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: Design Quartier Ehrenfeld, Heliosstr. 35–37, 50825 Köln
21.00 -

Coaches dinner

All of the coaches are welcome to our coach dinner, where we'll go through the program for the next day.

Saturday 24th May

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

Welcome

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

Designing your web app -workshop

10:50 - 11:10

Tryruby.org

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

WORKSHOP

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

Lunch

13.30- 13:45

Bentobox - Understanding Web Apps

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

Lightning talks from coaches

14:30 - 16:30

WORKSHOP

Extend your application.
20:00 -

Afterparty

Open for everyone, meet cool people interested in tech.

Information

Applications close: May 9th
Acceptances informed: May 12th

Location: Design Quartier Ehrenfeld, Heliosstr. 35–37, 50825 Köln

Partners

Rails Girls Cologne is co-organized with our awesome partners.

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

innoQ innoQ offers consulting and development services for challenging projects.

Interactive Cologne Interactive Cologne Festival – May 19th to 25th 2014. One sparkling week in summer bringing together creatives to connect, share ideas and build hot stuff.

Railslove Railslove is a small team of passionate hackers, thinkers and designers creating juicy stuff for the web.

sevenval The technology provider Sevenval helps companies keep up with the ever- increasing changes in consumer behavior and fragmentation of mobile technologies.

Wooga Founded in 2009, Wooga has become one of the most popular developers of mobile games in the world. Based in Berlin, employees from more than 40 nations develop high quality free-to-play games for a global audience. Wooga’s focus is on creating regular hits such as Jelly Splash, Pearl’s Peril and Diamond Dash. Over 50 million people play Wooga’s games every month across multiple platforms.


FAQ

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 speeches are given in english, but small group work is done in german. 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. Email us


Past events: Cologne, September 2012


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


Friday 28th September

17.00 - 20.00

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: Coworking-Space Gasmotorenfabrik, Deutz-Mülheimer-Straße 129
21.00 -

Coach dinner

All of the coaches are welcome to our coach dinner, where we'll go through the program for the next day.

Saturday 29th September

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

Welcome

Outline of the day & word from sponsors

Nadia Zaboura - The ultimate guide of CREATIVE.NRW - Creativity made in Cologne & NRW.
10:20 - 10:45

Designing your web app -workshop

By Liane Thönnes & Tatjana Lajendäcker
10:50 - 11:10

Tryruby.org

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

WORKSHOP

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

Lunch

13.30- 13:45

Bentobox - Understanding Web Apps

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

Lighting talks from coaches

How I went from picking up programming to working in a software company - in a year
By Joan Wolkerstorfer

My life as a female programmer
By Karen Sijbrandij

M-I-N-S-W-A-N
By Michael Bumann
14:30 - 16:30

WORKSHOP

Extend your application.
20:00 -

Afterparty

Open for everyone, meet cool people interested in tech.
https://www.facebook.com/events/105384209619006/

Rails Girls Cologne Map


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Information

Registration is closed.
Acceptances informed: September 13th

Location: Coworking-Space Gasmotorenfabrik
Deutz-Mülheimer Straße 129, 51063 Cologne

What they say about us?

Recap Rails Girls Cologne

"zweitag 04-10-2012"

Rückblick Rails Girls Cologne

"CREATIVE.NRW 01-10-2012"

Das war Rails Girls Cologne

"flying-thoughts.de 30-09-2012"

Rails Girls Cologne

"bitboxer.de 30-09-2012"

Rails Girls Cologne – Nachbericht (aus der Sicht eines Coaches)

"Klaus Zanders 30-09-2012"

Digitale Kreativität beim „1. Rails Girls Workshop“ in Köln, unterstützt von CREATIVE.NRW

"CREATIVE.NRW 05-09-2012"

Rails Girls Cologne @ Gasmotorenfabrik

"Coworking Cologne 22-06-2012"

Rails Girls Cologne

"Railslove 21-06-2012"

Partners

Rails Girls Cologne is co-organized with our awesome partners.

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

Adcloud Adcloud is an independent technology and services provider for the optimised exchange of online advertising. With Adcloud technology, customers can run campaigns on their own advertising space and control these optimally. On the Adcloud marketplace all participants can manage their own advertising space and campaigns and either use these exclusively for their own customers and placements, or release them onto the entire platform to trade.

Adcloud cloudControl ist Europas Platform-as-a-Service-Pionier. Die “Made in Berlin”-Platform ermöglicht Entwicklern die unkomplizierte Nutzung von Cloud-Ressourcen für das agile Deployment und den ausfallsicheren Betrieb ihrer Anwendungen mit dem Ziel, die Time-to-Market zu reduzieren und Kosten zu senken. Über den Add-on-Marketplace bietet cloudControl unkomplizierten Zugang zu einer großen Auswahl von Drittanbieter-Komponenten und -Services für Applikationen, die vollautomatisch integriert werden.

Coworking Cologne Coworking Cologne is a Think & Do Ecosystem which helps to build Coworking Spaces, Fablabs, Think Tanks, Startup Accelerators, etc.

Galaxy Cats Galaxy Cats ist ein innovatives und agiles Software-Unternehmen für Web-Anwendungen im Herzen von Köln. Wir erschaffen Software, die ebenso einzigartig und außergewöhnlich ist wie der Kunde, der sie beauftragt hat.

github GitHub is version control for software development and so much more. Whether it's a weekend side project, your favorite open source library, a startup destined for glory, or your company's app, GitHub helps everyone work together with tools for easier collaboration and more visibility. Check it out — open source is free!

innoQ innoQ offers consulting and development services for challenging projects.

Pixum Pixum is one of the leading online photo services in Europe. The broad range of products covers the Pixum Photo Book, Photo Calendars, individual Greeting Cards and a huge selection of pieces of decoration as well as Photo Gifts and classical Photo Prints. Furthermore Pixum stands for a high-quality customer service, has won more than 30 tests and offers its services in nine languages.

Railslove Railslove is a small team of passionate hackers, thinkers and designers creating juicy stuff for the web.

triAGENS triAGENS is developing the universal, open source NoSQL database ArangoDB.

Wooga Wooga is one of the most popular social games developers in the world. The company is based in Berlin, Europe's creative heart and mecca for tech industry innovators. Wooga was founded in 2009 and now employs over 200 people from more than 30 nations, who work together to make top titles for iOS and Facebook. The studio's signature approach to game design emphasizes emotional character development, usability, and superb localization. Wooga's free-to-play games are enjoyed by over 50 million players per month.

zweitag Zweitag is a software engineering consultancy from Münster, Germany. We create beautiful, high quality web apps. Our agile solutions for complex technical problems are based on the right tools (e.g. Ruby on Rails, node.js, NoSQL).


Cooperation Partner

CREATIVE.NRW Cluster organization CREATIVE.NRW fosters creative companies and entrepreneurs in Germany´s biggest state, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). Featuring 315.000 people in 50.000 businesses, accounting for 36 billion Euro turnover, the Creative Industries ranks third place in NRW´s economy. The main objective of CREATIVE.NRW is to secure and expand this position by providing a wide range of professional services, thus expanding growth and innovation in NRW.

FAQ

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 speeches are given in english, but small group work is done in german. 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. Email us


Cologne team

Liane Thönnes, organizer @liane_thoennes Tatjana Lajendäcker, organizer @schlafturbine Irina Dumitrascu, coach @dira_geek_girl Veronica Garcia, coach @sankurachi Aminata Sidibe, coach @wuschey Karen Sijbrandij, coach @KarenSijbrandij Joan Wolkerstorfer, coach @joanwolk Dirk Breuer, coach @railsbros_dirk Michael Bumann, coach @bumi Sebastian Deutsch, coach @sippndipp Lucas Dohmen, coach @moonbeamlabs Tobias Eilert, coach @l_ama Jakob Hilden, coach @jkwebs Jan Kus, coach @koos Andreas Krüger, coach @Andreas_aus_MH Stephan Pavlovic, coach @stephanpavlovic Felix Schäfer, coach @thegcat Michael Schäfermeyer @mschae Tim Schneider, coach @tmschndr Bodo Tasche, coach @bitboxer Klaus Zanders, coach @klaustopher