Rails Girls LA March 18th & 19th, 2016

Rails Girls Los Angeles is in the heart of HOLLYWOOD!
During this, free, two day workshop we'll dive into the magical world of Ruby & Ruby on Rails. YOU will build a web application with the support of a friendly coach.

Sorry, Applications are closed for this session. We hope to be running another session soon. In the meantime you can checkout all the excellent Meetup groups in your area.

Gold sponsor, ZestFinance will be sponsoring and hosting this free, two day workshop. :)

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Contact us at railsgirlsla@gmail.com

You learn designing, prototyping and coding with the help from our coaches.

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


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.

Who is this aimed towards?
Women of any age with basic knowledge of working with a computer. We’ve had people of all ages take part. Please bring your laptop.

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

How can I help?
Do you know Ruby on Rails? We’re also looking for friendly coaches.
Email us at railsgirlsla@gmail.com with the subject line:
"RG2016 Coach"

Schedule: Friday, March 18th, 2016 7pm - 10pm

A million Thanks

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

7pm - 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

Know these commands backwards and forwards.
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, March 19th, 2016 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


  • Welcome to Rails Girls LA!
  • Sponsors
  • Rails Girls from last year- Where are they now?

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 a mix of vegan and non-vegan and will be catered free of charge thanks to ZestFinance. :)

2 pm - 5 pm


Reconvene in small groups and extend your applications. Add commments, 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.



6636 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Pay $10. - Get your Ticket - Get refunded
Park in the lot off of Cherokee between Selma and Hollywood. You will need to bring $10 CASH to pay for your parking ticket.
Please be sure to bring your ticket with you for us to validate so that you can get your $10 back when you leave. When parking, please let the attendant know that you are going to ZestFinance.

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

Gold Sponsor!

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ZestFinance is a technology startup that uses machine learning and large-scale data analysis to transform credit availability for millions of Americans. Over the past 5 years, ZestFinance has built a big data underwriting technology that more accurately predicts likelihood of repayment. ZestFinance uses this technology to make loans to customer that banks typically overlook. ZestFinance also licenses its technology to other companies, including JD.com in China.

ZestFinance was founded in September, 2009, by founder and CEO Douglas Merrill, an accomplished technology executive who previously served as CIO of Google.

Silver Sponsor!

Sabio Logo

At Sabio, we cultivate and nurture exceptional tech talent!
We are the premier software engineering program in Southern California, specifically designed for exceptionally motivated individuals looking to break into the tech industry.
Join us at one of our Wednesday night info sessions from 6 - 7:30pm to learn more about what we do and how you can be a part of it. Register now on Eventbrite.