Rails Girls KL

Hello world!

Have a great idea you want to realize? Want to make the web a better place for everyone? This is your chance!

This free event is for beginner women who want to learn more about coding and building things. We will learn about the web, prototyping, basic programming and get introduced to the world of technology.

Ruby on Rails is a framework that you can build web apps on. Some apps that are built on Ruby on Rails are KFIT and Airbnb.

Apply now!

This workshop is intended for people new to programming, or new to Ruby on Rails. No prior experience is required. We have room for 20 participants, so get your application in early! Questions? Email us!

Applications are now 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 mentors. Sign up .

09:00 - 9:45

Registration and coffee

Register, find your seat, get your name tag, have some breakfast and meet some people.
9:45 - 10:00


Your organisers will take you through housekeeping and a rough plan for the day.
10:00 - 10:15

Talk #1

"Programming is the closest thing we have to magic" - Shaii Ong
10:15 - 10:45


With the help of your mentors, start learning the Ruby programming language with tryruby.org.
10:45 - 11:00

Talk #2

"What is a web app?" - Chandima Wijendra
11:00 - 12:45

Getting started with Ruby on Rails

Jumpstart your first web application on Rails.
12:45 - 13:45


Food will be provided.
13:45 - 14:00

Lightning talks

Short talks by inspirational people in tech.
14:00 - 16:00

Hands-on, minds-on workshop

Finish your app, get it online, or extend it!
16:00 - 16:15

Coffee break

Light refreshments will be provided.
16:15 - 16:30

Talk #3

"How to continue learning" - Tristan Gomez
16:30 - 17:00


"Pathways into Tech"
17:00 - 17:30


... and photo session. Phew, what a day. You did good.


Applications open: December 21st
Applications close: January 5th 3rd
Acceptances informed: January 8th


Rails Girls KL is co-organized with our awesome partners

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

Suria Labs
Code Play


Sponsorship packages are available. Contact us for more information.


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. There is no age limit for this event, but children younger than 14 should be accompanied by their parents (gender of the children or parent does not matter!). Please make sure to make a note about it in the application form. The event and talks will be conducted in English. Please bring your laptop.

Can men attend? Yes, but you need to be accompanied by an interested lady. Also, girls are given a priority.

Can I bring a Mac/Windows/Linux laptop? Yes, a laptop of any operating system works. You just need to have a modern browser (Chrome, Firefox, IE 9+) installed.

Is there a dresscode? Nope, just wear whatever that's comfortable for you.

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. Sign up or email us .

The Rails Girls KL Team 2017

Faezrah Rizalman organizer Jeanette Goon organizer Ei-Vonne Kwan organizer Chandima Wijendra mentor Shaii Ong mentor Yoon Wai Yan mentor Vanessa Lee mentor Jimmy Ngu mentor Tristan Gomez mentor Hassanin Ahmed mentor Gooi Liang Zheng mentor Zulhilmi Zainuddin mentor Mohamad Fadil mentor Ngo Yih Yang mentor Jalen Ong mentor Haziq Hafizuddin mentor Tun Amysar Haziq mentor Tan Soo Yang mentor Razwan Rashidi mentor Zaim Muzhaffar mentor Valeria Morales volunteer

The Rails Girls KL Team 2016

RailsGirls KL Team 2015

RailsGirls KL Team 2014