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Rails Girls LA October 25th & 26th 2019

Rails Girls Los Angeles is part of Innovate Pasadena!
During this, free, two day workshop we'll dive into the magical world of Ruby & Ruby on Rails.
YOU will build a web application, learn about current programming tools and practices and get introduced to the world of technology with the support of a friendly coach and partner. No prior programming knowledge is necessary.

Apply now as a Student! There are only 25 spots available.
We will be reviewing applications as they arrive and accepting people as they submit their application materials.
(If you are interested and promise to show up you will be accepted. There are a few quick tutorials to do beforehand that will help you get the most out of the workshop.)

Sign up to Coach!

Contact us at railsgirlsla@gmail.com
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Rails Girls LA is an all-volunteer community.

Platinum sponsor, SPOKEO will be sponsoring and hosting this free, two day workshop. :)


Our aim is to demystify technology by jumping in and building something together. We provide a great experience with a friendly, helpful environment and build a deep and lasting connection to the Rails Community.

This is a great workshop for anyone who
  • is interesting in programming but doesn't know where to start
  • works at a tech company but doesn't work on the technical side and wants to communicate more effectively
  • is interested in checking out Rails
  • is interested in getting some one on one coaching and gaining more confidence


How much does it cost? Nothing, it's free!
You just need to be excited! And you need to show up ready to learn.
If you need to cancel Contact Us. There are limited spots.

What will I learn?
You'll learn designing, prototyping and coding with the help from our friendly coaches.

Who is this for?
The workshop is aimed
at beginners to programming. Women/Girls/female-identifying people 13 years old and up with basic knowledge of working with a computer are encouraged to attend. Please spread the word to anyone you know who may be interested in attending.

Can men attend?
Women/female-identifying people are given priority, but men are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an interested woman.

Can men Coach?
We love cool male coaches. We want to have a mix of male and female coaches.

You do I need? You need your own laptop, curiosity and a sprinkle of imagination!

How can I help?
We can always use your donations for future events.



199 S Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101


Schedule: Friday, October 25th 2019 6pm - 10pm

A million Thanks

Thank you to our main sponsor, Spokeo, without whom this event would not have been possible or as cool! Spokeo

6pm - 10pm

Installation Party

  • Bring your laptop so we can help you install Ruby on Rails and everything else you'll need using the INSTALL GUIDE. Installation is not the entire process.
  • Get a Sticker proving you are ready to roll.
  • Even if you already have everything installed you need to run through a check-in with a coach so WE know you are ready.
  • If there is no way you can make it on Friday and need help with installation make arrangements to come at 9am on Saturday. We want to keep exceptions to the bare minimum Please be respectful of our volunteer coaches' time.

Do These Tutorials BEFORE Saturday

Intro to Everything

You have already gone through these tutorials so you can get the most out of your day. Go through them again to refresh yourself.
There will be coaches available at the install fest so feel free to ask any questions you may have.

An excellent Ruby primer: Try Ruby

Watch the first video.
Bring the cheatsheet you made. Try Github

Know these commands backwards and forwards.
Bring the cheatsheet you made. Commandline Tutorial

An excellent HTML & CSS primer:
HTML Tutorial & CSS Tutorial

Schedule: Saturday, October 26th 2019 9am - 6pm

9 am - 10 am


Register, find your seat, get your name tag, have some breakfast and meet some people.

Late Installations

If you are absolutely not able to attend the Installation Party on Friday we will get your computer ready to roll.
Please be here by 9am.

10 am - 11 am


11 am - 1 pm


After we break up into small groups, your coach will help you get started on your first web application using the app guide

1 pm - 2 pm


Reward yourself for a successful morning with some grub. Talk with your coaches and peers about how awesome your first web applications are. Lunch will be will be catered free of charge thanks to Spokeo. :)

2 pm - 5 pm


Reconvene in small groups and extend your applications. Add comments, put it online with Heroku, or add design.

5 pm - 6 pm


Reward yourself for a successful day with a tasty beverage and treats. Network and chat with coaches and peers.

❤ ❤ Our sponsors make Rails Girls LA possible! ❤ ❤

Platinum Sponsor!

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Spokeo is focused on helping people research and reconnect with others. From reuniting families, to providing our users with peace of mind, or even getting involved in the community.

Spokeo is a people search engine that organizes white pages listings, public records and social network information into simple profiles to help you safely find and learn about people.

You can also browse millions of celebrity photos and stay up-to-date with all of the most important details about your favorite celebrities and historical figures.

Jen Diamond Rails Girls LA Organizer Developer at UCLA Powell Library railsgirlsla@gmail.com @jendiamond