Rails Girls Pittsburgh, PA 18-19th January 2013

Hello world!

Rails Girls comes to Pittsburgh! During the free two-day workshop we'll dive into the magical world of Ruby on Rails.

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.
Email us.

Friday 18th January

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Installation party

Get know the attendees a little bit before hand. Bring your laptop if you can, so we can install Ruby on Rails with you.

2325 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
8:30pm - 11:00pm

Coaches' dinner

A dinner for the coaches of Rails Girls, where we'll go through the program for the next day, and have some talks and discussions about coaching. It is important to attend!

Saturday 19th January

9:00am - 10:00am

Registration, coffee and installation fest

During the morning we’ll install Ruby on Rails on your computer if you didn't make it to the install party.
10:00am - 10:15am


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


Let's get coding!
10:50am - 11:10am

Designing your web app

11:10am - 12:00pm


Jumpstart your first web application
12:00pm - 1:00pm


You may continue working on your application, if you like, or get to know some of the other participants.
1:00pm - 1:30pm

Bentobox - Understanding Web Apps

Recap of what we’ve learned and how it all fits together.
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Lighting talks from coaches

2:30pm - 6:00pm


Extend your application.
7:00pm -


Open for everyone, meet cool people interested in tech.


Applications close: December 21st
Acceptances informed: January 4th

2325 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203


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

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

Premier Sponsor

Retailer of indie designer fashion and decor, ModCloth.com is growing at light speed thanks to its innovative technology, great vision, and awesome group of employees. Using Ruby on Rails and agile practices, the ModCloth Team is crushing the competition as they pursue their mission of disrupting the world of social commerce!

Additional Sponsorhip From

GeekNest geeknest Building software that makes the world a better place for clients and ourselves.

AlphaLab AlphaLab is a startup accelerator founded by Innovation Works to help innovative technology companies launch quickly and successfully.

NuRelm At NuRelm, we are committed to delivering highly functional and aesthetically pleasing Web applications and Website development.

At Confluence, when it comes to turning investment data into knowledge, we know it, we get it, and we do it.

CodeSherpas develops dynamic, data driven web applications. Our specialty area is Ruby on Rails.


Girl Develop IT Pgh Girl Develop It works to make software development better.


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. 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