Rails Girls Groningen June 5th and 6th, 2015

Hello world!

Rails Girls Groningen will Rock your world again! During the free two-day workshop we'll dive into the magical world of Ruby on Rails.

Apply now! Applications are still open!

You learn to build your very own web application and doing so, you'll also learn the basics of rails 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 and Rails coaches. Email us.

Friday 5th June


Doors Open and Registration

Launch Café
Herestraat 106, Groningen



You can't do anything on an empty stomach, so we'll first provide you with fooooood and some drinks.


Opening talk

What happens when your world is rocked?
Inspiring talk by the awesome Daan van Berkel!

19.55 - 21.00

Let's get started!

Our amazing coaches will help you install Ruby on Rails and some other stuff, so you'll be all good to go! Once you've got everything set up, you'll get started on TryRuby

21.00 - end

Install party

Get to know the attendees and the coaches a little bit before hand. There will be drinks and snacks and music and awesomeness!

Saturday 6th June

9:30 - 10:00

Registration and coffee and Breakfast!!

10:00 - 10:15


Outline of the day & word from sponsors
10.15- 10.45

Bentobox - Understanding Web Apps

Learn the language of technology guided by Henk van der Veen

10:45 - 13.00


Jumpstart your first web application

13:00 - 13:30


13:45 - 14:30

Lightning Talks Time!

  • Hester van Wijk:
       The Story of a RailsGirl
  • Karen Sijbrandij
       RailsGirls NL
  • Steffen Witvliet
       About Rails
  • Daan van Berkel
       3 is a magic number
14:30 - 16:30


Extend your application.


Applications close: soonth, 2015
Acceptances informed: May 29th, 2015

Location: Launch Café
Herestraat 106


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

Rails Girls Groningen is also made possible by our Awesome sponsors:

Club Collect ClubCollect betekent zorgeloos contributie innen voor (sport)clubs en andere organisaties. Kijk op clubcollect.com/jobs voor interessante Ruby on Rails jobs.

Peperzaken Peperzaken, ontwikkelt maatwerk apps voor bedrijf en consument. Wij helpen bedrijven bij het besparen van papier, tijd en arbeidskracht door de inzet van mobiele apps, smartphones en tablets. Peperzaken is dé one-stop-shop voor bedrijven die de kracht van apps en mobiele apparaten willen benutten.

Gitlab.com Gitlab.com, Version Control for your Server. Unlimited repositories, Unlimited private collaborators, Unlimited disk space*, Completely free, no credit card required, Free Continuous Integration (CI) on ci.gitlab.com
Go check it out!

Roqua Roqua, measuring and monitoring in health care and research. Roqua is an online application for Routine Outcome Monitoring (ROM) for regional mental health institutions.

PayproIt is our mission to build the most significant Payment Solution, enhancing businesses, within beautiful techniques. Therefore, we need you, in a team, on a roll. Let's build together! jobs@paypro.nl

spindle Devhouse Spindle is the perfect place to spend your day if you love to create magic by writing code. We craft trailblazing open source software for business communication. Team up and challenge us!

Roqua CrowdRipple Let's you discover and promote projects and create the ripples for change. Ripple On!


How much does the workshop cost? Nothing, it's free! You just need to be excited! (and bring your laptop)

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 dutch or english. Please bring your laptop.

Can men attend? Yes, but girls are given a priority.

I know how to program - How can I help? We’re also looking for people to be coaches, if you want to be a coach Email us

How can I become a sponsor? We can still use more sponsors, we would love for you to become one! Please drop us an email

Groningen team

Hester van Wijk, organizer @hestervanwijk Debbie Elzinga, organizer @debbieelzinga Ivan Malykh, organizer @ivdma Daan van Berkel, coach @daan_van_berkel Karen Sijbrandij, coach @KarenSijbrandij Sytse Sijbrandij, coach @sytses Anouk Visser, coach @anoukvisser Lisa Marie Schachtschneider, coach @lisamarieschach Henk van der Veen, coach @hampei Sander Hahn, coach @sanderhahn Abbey Waldron, coach @AbbeyWaldron Daniel Knoppel, coach no twitter Peter Alserda, coach @AlserdaP Steffen Witvliet, coach @artisy2013