Rails Girls Helsinki 23-24 February 2018

Join us for the Rails Girls Helsinki February 2018 event: a free, one and a half day workshop where participants will discover the exciting world of web development through Ruby on Rails. With the help and guidance of our coaches, attendees will create a real web application in a fun and relaxed environment.

This event is organized by Ompeluseura LevelUP Koodarit. If you are interested in programming and want to continue your learning journey, so please join us on Facebook.

Apply now! Applications are open until 31.12.2017.


You will learn to design, prototype and code with the help of our coaches.

You will need your own laptop, curiosity and a sprinkle of imagination!

Want to help? Join us on Slack Slack


18:30 - 20:30

Installation Party & Dinner

Great opportunity for networking and getting to know the other students and coaches. Please bring your laptop so we can install Ruby on Rails for you.


9:00 - 10:00

Registration & Coffee

Saturday is the hands-on workshop day. We kick off the day with light breakfast and coffee. You will need the fuel to make those brain cells working hard! Make sure you tell us in your application if you have any special diatery requirements.
10:00 - 11:00

Welcome & Sponsors Presentations

We announce the schedule for the day and our sponsors will introduce themselves and give brief presentations. We will then split everyone into pairs and assign coaches to start the hands-on workshop.
11:00 - 12:30

Introduction to Ruby on Rails

Get to know Ruby on Rails with some exercises on tryruby.org and kick-start your first web application on Rails with guides.railsgirls.com/app.
12:30 - 13:00

Lightning Talks

Our coaches will give presentations on their backgrounds and involvements in the software engineering world. We make sure this is a great mix of people with various knowledge and expertise. You will hear a range of short and exciting talks from juniors to seniors.
13:00 - 14:30


We will have lunch provided but please make sure you tell us in your application if you have any special diatery requirements.
14:30 - 18:00

Extend Your Website

Continue working on your web application with your coach. We dedicate this time to really get your head around how to code and make your app the way you want it to be. It takes a lot of concentration but it's super fun! We will have plenty of coffee and sugar to power you through this part of the day.
18:00 - Late


Mingling with all participants. We will head down to the local pub to celebrate the successful day.


Applications are open until the end of December 2017

Location: Sangren toimisto
Annankatu 12, 2.krs
00120 Helsinki


Want to help? We are always on the look-out for sponsors for our non-profit events.
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How much does the workshop cost? Nothing, it's free! You just need to be as excited as we are!

Who is this event aimed at? Women of all ages with basic knowledge of working with a computer. If you are under 18 you will need to be accompanied by an adult (please advise us if this is the case). We have people of all ages taking part. Remember to bring your laptop!

I know how to program. How can I help? We need dedicated coaches to teach during the events. If you are up for the challenge get in touch.
Email us.