Rails Girls comes to Motueka! During this free two-day workshop we'll dive into the magical world of Ruby on Rails.
We are running a workshop during the weekend of November 7th & 8th
All of the material is available for you to learn at home by yourself but Rails Girls offers a casual and friendly environment to learn with others and a good tutor to student ratio to help get past some tricky areas.
Want to help? We're looking for partners & sponsors for the non-profit event! Email us!
Applications are now open! Apply here.
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. Apply here.
|18.00 - 20.00||
Installation partyGet to know the attendees a little bit before hand. Bring your laptop if you can, so we can install Ruby on Rails for you.
Coach dinnerAll of the coaches are welcome to our coach dinner, where we'll go through the program for the next day.
|9:00 - 9:45||
Registration, coffee and installationHang out with the coaches and get to know your fellow attendees. Have a coffee. Help for folks still needing help installing Rails.
|9:45 - 10:15||
WelcomeWelcome, mihi whakatau & karakia
Outline of the day
|10:20 - 10:50||
Talk - "Programming is the closest thing we have to magic"Charlie Ablett (Enspiral Craftworks)
|10:50 - 11:30||
The robot game!Program your robot to get_cupcake!
|11:30 - 11:50||
Animal Party on GitHub!Merrin MacLeod
|11:50 - 12:00||
Ergonomics CornerMarion Edwin, Optimise Ltd
tryruby.orgLet's get coding!
|12:45 - 13:15||
Fundamentals of ProgrammingRose Lu
|13:45 - 16:30||
Rails Girls App Guide
|16:30 - 16:45||
|9.00 - 9.30||
Arrival, coffee and mingling
|9.30 - 10.00||
The Bento Box - Speaking Tech TalkJoep van Liempd
|10.00 - 10.30||
Talk - "Problem Solving with Software"Dr Craig Schock, Enspiral Craftworks
|10.30 - 11.00||
Communication and ObjectsGet up and send some messages!
|11.00 - 11.30||
Elements of Visual DesignStewart Knapman, Lucid Design
|11.30 - 11.40||
The Hilarious World of Terrible User InterfacesCharlie Ablett, Enspiral Craftworks
|11.45 - 11.55||
Startups: Not your Grandpa's Work EnvironmentCraig Ambrose, Enspiral Craftworks
|12.00 - 12.30||
Bug Squashing 101 and Being a Programmer-MomAnna Lezhikova, Enspiral Dev Academy grad
|12.45 - 13.15||
|13.15 - 16.00||
Advanced Front End - Stewart Knapman, Lucid Design
|16.00 - 16.30||
Wrap up, sponsors, and the Ruby community in New Zealand
|16.30 - 17.30||
Party!Come, hang out with sponsors and organisers and coaches, eat some nibbles, and wind down after a fabulous weekend of discovery!
Rails Girls Motueka is co-organized with our awesome partners.
If you're interested in helping us make this event as amazing (and regular) as possible, get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Motueka Technology Education Centre is attached to Parklands School in Motueka at the top of the South Island, New Zealand. Each week 400 year 7 and 8 students from the surrounding schools come to MoTEC for an up-to-date, exciting and varied technology programme.
Ministry of Inspiration a registered charity based in the Tasman region is revolutionising how we actively engage with the youth of today and challenge them to live to their creative and innovative potential.
Enspiral is a virtual and physical network of companies and professionals working together to create a thriving society.
21 Century Learning Network is a collection of folks interested in educational reform.
How much does the workshop cost? Nothing, it's free! You just need to be excited!
Who is this aimed for? Anyone who identifies as a woman or girl, 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