Rails Girls SLC21-22nd March 2014

Rails Girls comes to Salt Lake City, Utah! During the free two-day workshop we’ll dive into the magical world of Ruby on Rails.

This workshop is intended for people new to programming, or new to Ruby on Rails. No prior experience is required. Questions? Email Anna at anna@bigcartel.com.

Apply now! Applications are open until February 28th, and space is limited. We'll notify you of your application status by March 7th.

Want to help? We are looking for Rails coaches.

Friday 21st March

6:30 - 8:30pm

Installation party

Get to know everyone a little bit over a glass of wine and some treats. Bring your laptop if you can, and we’ll install Ruby on Rails for you. This is an open block of time so drop in whenever is good, and stay as long as you’d like!

Big Cartel HQ
252 Edison St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Coach dinner

After the installation party, we’ll have a dinner for coaches and organizers. This is a small thank you to the Coaches, but we’ll also go through the curriculum and things to know before the workshop.

Saturday 22nd March

9:00 - 9:45am

Registration, coffee and installation fest

During the morning we’ll get you all organized and ready to code over coffee and a light breakfast.

Ladies Literary Club of SLC
850 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
9:45 - 10:00am

Welcome to Rails Girls SLC

We’ll do some introductions, shake some hands, kiss some babies - wait - wrong thing. We’ll just kick the day off, you get the idea.
10:00 - 10:15am

Introduction to the Ruby & Rails

Let the fun begin!
10:15 - 10:20am

Break out into groups

Meet your coaches and your workshop group for the day.
10:20 - 12:20pm


Jumpstart your first web application. Seriously. You’re gonna do this!
12:20 - 12:30pm

Lightning talks

We’ll hear from Coaches and special guests about dev stuff, lady stuff, life stuff. It’ll be entertaining to say the least.
12:30 - 1:15pm


We’ll provide a tasty lunch to fuel your busy minds. If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know beforehand.
1:15 - 3:15pm


Keep on digging into the code and working away. Ask your questions - because we all know there’s no such thing as a dumb one.
3:15 - 3:30pm

Lightning talks

As we wrap the day it’s time to start thinking about what’s next. Do you have the programming bug?
3:30 - 5:00pm

Workshop some more

Keep at it! Extend your application.
5:15 - 7:00pm


rinks, snacks, and celebration! We did it!

Big Cartel HQ
252 Edison St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111


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

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

Questions? Shoot Anna an email with any thoughts, questions, or concerns.


Rails Girls Salt Lake City is co-organized with our awesome partners.

Big Cartel

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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.