Rails Girls Istanbul 4-5th October 2013

Rails Girls comes to Istanbul! During the free two-day workshop we'll dive into the magical world of Ruby on Rails.

Applications are closed!

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 4th October

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. Also we offer a selection of drinks and would love to chat with you.
Where: W3 Digital
Sıraselviler Caddesi 33/Bodrum Kat
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 5th October

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


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

Designing your web app -workshop

By Murat Yıldız
10:50 - 11:10


Let's get coding!
By Ender Ahmet Yurt
11:10 - 13:00


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


13.30- 13:45

Bentobox - Understanding Web Apps

Recap of what we’ve learned and how it all fits together.
By Ender Ahmet Yurt
13:45 - 15:00

Lightning talks from coaches

Being a female developer – life and career
By Kader Sucuk

Git course
By Uğur Özyilmazel

How did baby care make me a better programmer?
By Ruhan Alpaydın

How to start you own business in Turkey?
By Dilek Dayınlarlı

Git101 (Git Basics)
By Uğur Özyılmazel
15:00 - 17:00


Extend your application.
20:00 -



Applications are closed! Acceptances informed: September 24

Location: W3 Digital
Sıraselviler Caddesi 33/Bodrum Kat


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

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

alve.comAlve.com is an innovative price comparison engine where users can compare products and prices offered by various merchants in Turkey. In other words, Alve acts as your ally in order to find the best deals and make the smartest purchasing decisions. As a subsidiary of Skroutz.gr, the leading Greek price comparison engine, Alve is also built on Ruby on Rails.

etiya.comEtiya is a leading Next generation CRM and Order Management solution provider. We provide CRM, Order Capture, Order Management, Convergent Product and Catalog Management all designed to speed up your business. To be more competitive in today's telco business all you need is speed. We are here to be your trusted partner in a rapidly changing business environment.

microsoftMicrosoft Corporation is an American multinational software corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing.

RailsloveRailslove is a passionate team of hackers and thinkers from Cologne, Germany. We love building web applications.

w3 digitalW3 is an istanbul based full-service agency offering interactive solutions for international brands across the globe.

webbox.iowebBox.io is a web production company which uses modern web technologies such as Ruby, Python and Unix also provides native iOS and MacOS software services and developer training courses.

yh_logoYeniHayat is an IT Corporation providing technical support and training for different sets of critical problems encountered in fields of embedded Linux development, high leveled web projects and distributed network management.


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 turkish, and small group work is done in turkish. 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