Here in DC, we're about more than just politics and monuments, we have a strong technology community that loves Ruby and Rails. Rails Girls DC hosts 2-day workshops to introduce women to Ruby, Rails and the local programming community. We're happy to announce that we're back for another great learning session in 2015.
Our workshop will once again be run alongside RubyNation.
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.
|6:00 - 7:30pm||Install & EAT|
|7:30 - 8:00||
Welcome & Intros
|8:00 - 8:30||
Intro to the Command LineLearn all the tips and tricks you need to work with your terminal like a pro. Presented by Jessie Link
|8:30 - 9:30||
|9:00 - 9:15am||
BreakfastProvided by General Assembly
|9:15 - 9:30am||
|9:30 - 10:00am||
Intro to Web DevelopmentPresented by Dylan Pulliam
|10:00 - 11:30am||
Introduction to RubyIntro to Ruby by Matias Owsianik. Then Ruby in 100 minutes
|11:30 - 11:45am||
Overview of RailsPresented by Katherine McClintic.
|11:45am - 1:00pm||
Dive into RailsLog into the Tutorial and get hacking!
|1:00 - 2:00pm||
Working LunchProvided by Optoro.
|2:00 - 3:45pm||
Continue working on your blog app
|3:45 - 4:00pm||
Cupcake BreakSponsored by AT&T
|4:00 - 4:15pm||
Wrap up your project timeWatch the Grit video
|4:15 - 4:30pm||
Lightning Talk 1-- Being Green - Andy Borsz
|4:30 - 4:45||
Lightning Talk 2-- Getting your Foothold When Coming from a Non-Tech Background - Betsy Haibel
|4:45 - 5:15pm||
"Ask Me Anything" Panel with our coachesLisa Shaefer, Lindsey Dragun, Katie Walsh, Chris Sexton, Chris Hoffman, & Allison McMillan
|5:15 - 5:30pm||
Where to go from here!?! & Closing Remarks
|5:30 - 8:00pm||
AfterpartyAfter Party, Celebrate your hard work and accomplishments!!
After Party Location:
Fire Station 1, 8131 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Want to help? We're looking for sponsors for the non-profit event! Email us!
How much does the workshop cost? Nothing, it's free! You just need to be excited!
Who is this aimed at? 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.
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
RailsGirls DC wishes to thank all our sponsors for their support of this event.
The fourth workshop was held in conjunction with RubyNation for the second consecutive year. Over 40 women took part in the two day event. Thanks in large part to the generosity of 17 sponsors and over 20 coaches and volunteers this workshop was one of our largest to-date.
The third workshop was alongside RubyNation and was a day full of hacking and education relating to Ruby, Rails, and becoming successful in the field of technology.
The second workshop was part of DCWEEK and held in Microsoft's Offices. This workshop was attended by about 40 participants, 12 coaches and a few organizers and volunteers.
Held at LivingSocial's office, the first Rails Girls DC received over 170 applications! This workshop was attended by about 40 participants, 16 coaches and a few organizers and volunteers.