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.
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 coffeeRegister, find your seat, get your name tag, have some breakfast and meet some people.
|9:45 - 10:00||
Welcome!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||
RubyWith 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 RailsJumpstart your first web application on Rails.
|12:45 - 13:45||
LunchFood will be provided.
|13:45 - 14:00||
Lightning talksShort talks by inspirational people in tech.
|14:00 - 16:00||
Hands-on, minds-on workshopFinish your app, get it online, or extend it!
|16:00 - 16:15||
Coffee breakLight refreshments will be provided.
|16:15 - 16:30||
Talk #3"How to continue learning" - Tristan Gomez
|16:30 - 17:00||
Panel"Pathways into Tech"
|17:00 - 17:30||
Wrap-up... and photo session. Phew, what a day. You did good.
Applications open: December 21st
Applications close: January
Acceptances informed: January 8th
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.