Rails Girls Melbourne 27th-28th May 2016


Rails Girls is once again coming to Melbourne, bigger and better than ever! During the two day workshop we'll dive into the magical world of Ruby on Rails.

This time we'll be running two seperate free two-day workshops at the same time:

Rails Girls

A great starting point if you're new to coding, web applications and Ruby! You'll learn designing, prototyping and coding with the help from our coaches. You don't need any previous coding experience. You do need your own laptop, curiosity and a sprinkle of imagination!

Rails Girls Next

You've done Rails Girls - now take the next step! We'll be diving even deeper into programming in Ruby, covering topics like Test Driven Development, Agile Software Development and you'll have the chance to workshop your own project with our wonderful coaches. To participate in this workshop, you're required to have either done the original Rails Girls day, or have some prior programming experience.

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. Get a coach ticket via the registration link.


Registration open now

Friday 16th Ocotber

18.00 - 19.30

Installation party

Get know the attendees a little bit before hand. Bring your laptop if you need any help with setup.
We'll also have a short introductary presentation covering the fundamentals of web applications.

Rails Girls - Saturday 17th October

9:00 - 10:00

Registration and coffee

During the morning we’ll get settled down and prepared for the day
10:00 - 10:15

Welcome

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

How web apps work

10:50 - 11:10

Tryruby.org

Let's get coding!
11:10 - 13:00

WORKSHOP

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

Lunch

13:30 - 14:15

Designing your web app

14:15 - 16:30

WORKSHOP

Extend your application.
16:30 - 17:00

Question Time!

We answer your questions about life, the universe and everything.
17:00 - 22:00

Afterparty

Open for everyone, meet cool people interested in tech.

Rails Girls Next - Saturday 17th October

9:00 - 10:00

Registration and coffee

During the morning we’ll get settled down and prepared for the day
10:00 - 10:15

Welcome

Outline of the day & word from sponsors
10:15 - 13:00

Focused Ruby Session

13:00 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 14:15

Test Driven Development (TDD)

14:15 - 16:30

WORKSHOP

Learn about agile development or workshop your own project with the coaches.
16:30 - 17:00

Question Time!

We answer your questions about life, the universe and everything.
17:00 - 22:00

Afterparty

Open for everyone, meet cool people interested in tech.

Information

Location:
realestate.com.au office
511 Church Street, Richmond VIC 3121

Partners

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

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


Envato Envato make websites that help people from all over the world change the way they earn and learn online.

Culture Amp Melbourne based Culture Amp is the world’s leading analytics platform for understanding people and culture.

Hooroo Hooroo is focused on finding ways to inspire the way you travel and the places you want to go again and again.

Cogent Cogent are based in Melbourne. They incept, design and build useful software that gets results.

Realestate.com.au Realestate.com.au, empowering people by making property simple, efficient and stress free.


FAQ

How much does the workshop cost? Nothing, it's free! You just need to be excited!

Who is this aimed at? Women of any age with basic knowledge of working with a computer. We’ve had people of all ages taking part. 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


Melbourne team

Robert Postill, organizer @robertpostill Kate Deutscher, organizer @_picorg_ Jo Cranford, organizer @jocranford Nicholas Bruning, organizer @thetron