Rails Girls Houston October 24 - 25, 2014

Hello world.

Rails Girls comes to Houston! During this free hands-on workshop we'll dive into the magical world of Ruby on Rails and make a website!

Apply here to attend.

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Can't wait to code? Check out Girl's Coding Club, a study group for coding together.

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, October 24th, 2014

6:00pm - 8:30

Installation party

Completely optional, as long as you can install everything yourself! Bring your laptop if you can, so we can install Ruby on Rails for you. This is an open block of time so drop in whenever is good for you. You'll get to meet coaches and fellow Rails Girls!

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

9:00 am - 10:00

Registration, Breakfast/Coffee & Installation Fest

During the morning, we’ll install Ruby on Rails on your computer while enjoying coffee and breakfast.

10:00 - 10:15


We will talk about the day and get a word from our sponsors.

10:15 - 10:45

Introduction: The Web as a Restaurant

Let's learn about what really happens when we type in a web address.

10:45 am - 1 pm

Workshop: Let's get coding!

We will break into small groups and jumpstart your first web application!

1:00 - 1:30


1:30 - 1:45

De-coding Websites

Let's dig a little deeper and understand what's behind the magic of big web apps!

1:45 - 4

Workshop: Keep building!

We will continue building out your web app.

4 - 6


Try different ways of customizing your web app.


Closing Remarks


A very Rails Girls dinner!

Hang out and have dinner with us in Rice Village!


Application closed: October 15th
Acceptances informed: October 17th

Location: TBD


Rails Girls Houston is co-organized with and sponsored by our awesome partners.

Platform Houston is a community campus for accelerating talent and ideas.

Keystone Resources is a Brand, Interactive and Proposal Studio who doesn't need to talk with big, fancy six-syllable design words. They're just a group of people that love what they do.

GitHub helps everyone work together with tools for easier collaboration and better visibility. Check it out — open source is free!

Poetic grew up with the Internet. Now they help it grow.

Molecule Software is the first energy trading risk management software designed with the user's sanity in mind.

ChaiONE specializes in working with established enterprises to design a roadmap for navigating the dynamic digital landscape.

SURGE is the only seed fund and early stage accelerator in the world for entrepreneurs focused on energy software.

ChalkSense is a boutique technology consultancy that provides design, development, training and HR services to early-stage ventures.

The Urban Rose is an online-store for home-goods and accessories. We are a proud supporter of girls learning to code.

Ruby off Rails is a unique course that teaches the language, frameworks, tools, and world-views that make Ruby unique.

Brightwork CoResearch is an open, collaborative research space for indie scientists.

Hawthorne Haus wholeheartedly supports learning to code and adventures in hacking, creating and community-ing.

AWIS-GCH aims to support women in STEMM through career development, community service, and networking.


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. Please bring your laptop.

Can men attend? Yes, but bring an interested lady and indicate this on the application. 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