Rails Girls Wellington Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd April 2017

Kia ora!

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

We are running a workshop during the weekend of April 22 & 23.

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.

Applications are now closed.
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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 sponsors. Email us.

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How much does the workshop cost? Nothing, it's free! You just need to be excited! And we can help out with public transport costs if necessary.

Who is this aimed for? People with non-binary gender identities or who identify as a girl or women, with basic knowledge of working with a computer. All ages may attend, but we would prefer very young people to come with a parent or guardian. Please bring your laptop.

Can men attend? Yes, but you need to be accompanied by an interested woman. Also, girls are given a priority.

Do you have a code of conduct? Yes – it is here. We expect all attendees, coaches, and sponsor representatives to behave respectfully to make sure everyone has a great time.

I know how to program - How can I help? We’re also looking for people to be coaches and help out with teaching and sharing the passion for Ruby on Rails. Email us

Note: This schedule is subject to change.

Saturday 22nd April

8:30 - 9:30

Installation party

For those who have had issues with installation - bring your laptop, so we can help you install Ruby on Rails.
9:30 - 9:45


Get in early for coffee!
9:45 - 10:00


Your organisers will take you through housekeeping and a rough plan for the weekend.
10:00 - 10:30


"Programming is the closest thing we have to magic" - Charlie Ablett
10:30 - 11:30


With the help of your coaches, and your new friends, start learning the Ruby programming language with tryruby.org.
11:30 - 12:30


"What is a web app?" - Lena Plaksina
12:30 - 13:30


Catered by Food Envy!
13:30 - 15:00

Project Time

With the help of your coaches, we will help you to create your own web app.
15:00 - 15:15


We need cupcakes, stat!
15:15 - 15:45


"Introduction to Git" - Ben Moskovitz
15:45 - 16:45

Project work

Continue working on web apps and projects.
16:45 - 17:00

Wrap up

Recap what you've learned today, and start making a plan for tomorrow.

Sunday 23rd April

9:30 - 9:45


Morning welcome and introduction.
9:45 - 10:15


"Pathways into Tech"
10:15 - 12:00

Project work

Continue working on web apps and projects.
12:00 - 13:00

Pizza lunch

13:00 - 14:30

Wrap up

Demos, sponsor speeches and wrap up.
Phew, what a day. You did good.


Meet awesome people in tech and hang out with your new friends.


Enspiral Dev Academy – Level 2, 275 Cuba St

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Rails Girls Wellington has been made possible with the generosity and support of our sponsors.

2017 Ruby Sponsors

2017 Sponsors

If you're interested in helping us make this event as amazing (and regular) as possible, get in touch with us at railsgirlswgtn@gmail.com

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Past Events

August 2016
Enspiral Dev Academy

May 2015
Enspiral Dev Academy

March 2014

June 2013