Rails Girls Amsterdam

Hello World! Hallo wereld!

Rails Girls Amsterdam 2014 is a wrap! And it was awesome. Thank you so much for joining us!

You can find the pictures here and checkout our storify!

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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 sponsors! Shoot us a mail.

Friday 6th June

18.30 - 20:30

Installation party

Come get Rails installed by our bunch of pro’s, along with a funky looking terminal, easy-to-use texteditor and more. Bring your laptop if you can. There’ll be pizza. And drinks.

Saturday 7th June

09:00 - 09:50

Registration & coffee

During the morning we’ll install Ruby on Rails on your computer (if you haven't done so the previous evening)
09:50 - 10:15


Outline of the day & word from sponsors
10:15 - 10:35


We will teach you some 'tech talk', using the Bentobox exercise.
10:35 - 11:15

Introduction to ruby

Let's get coding! Tryruby.org
11:15 - 13:00

Hands-on, minds-on learning!

Jumpstart your first web application
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:45

Lightning talks from our coaches

  • Martina Simicic: How to get in..?
  • Hester van Wijk: Rails Girls Summer of Code
  • Peter Berkenbosch: Open source contributing with Spree
  • Daan van Berkel: Editor wars; The Final Chapter
  • Karen Sijbrandij: Rails Girls NL
  • 14:45 - 16:30

    Second part of the workshop

    Extend your application



    Location: Publitas (Zeeburgerpad 5 Google maps)
    Applications open: Applications are closed
    Applications close: May 9th
    Acceptances informed: May 13th

    What do they say about us?

    Olery Supports Rails Girls Amsterdam Workshop
    Christina Angele 9.7.2014

    Rails Girls Amsterdam Recap
    Lieke Boon 9.6.2014

    Hello Rails Girls Amsterdam
    Kabisa 7.6.2014

    A Little Elasticsearch Hometown Love for Rails Girls Amsterdam
    ElasticSearch 6.5.2014

    Our awesome sponsors:

    Zilverline Zilverline provides Agile consultancy and training. We are highly passionate about software development and helping others to improve and have fun. We're currently looking for Ruby on Rails Developers. Feel free to drop by! More info here.

    Jworks Jworks focuses on developing top quality enterprise Java applications and developing software with Groovy and Grails. We also offer trainings suitable for everyone. We specialize in technical, high quality trainings with experts in the community and we deliver trainings in disciplines like Test Driven Development, Agile Software Development or Domain Driven Design.

    Publitas Publitas is the easiest way for retailers to turn print catalogs into interactive, shoppable publications on all devices. We have over 300 customers, 14 million monthly visits, 11 mad scientists, and 1 mission: revolutionize digital catalogs. Care to join us?

    Elasticsearch Elasticsearch is on a mission to make massive amounts of data usable for businesses everywhere by delivering the world’s most advanced search and analytics engine available. With a laser focus on achieving the best user experience imaginable, the Elasticsearch ELK stack - comprised of Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana - has become one of the most popular and rapidly growing open source solutions in the market. To learn more, visit elasticsearch.com

    Olery Olery - Easy-to-use tools for the hospitality industry for real-time guest experience insights. Olery provides hotels with a comprehensive suite of products to manage their online reputation by monitoring and analyzing online reviews, social media, and get real-time guest feedback.

    GitHub - Social Coding GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together. We <3 you, GitHub!

    Gitlab Gitlab is open source software to collaborate on code. Manage git repositories with fine grained access controls that keep your code secure. Perform code reviews and enhance collaboration with merge requests. Each project can also have an issue tracker and a wiki. Used by more than 50,000 organizations, GitLab is the most popular solution to manage git repositories on-premises. And on GitLab Cloud you can host unlimited public and private repositories for free.

    Pixel GildePixelgilde is a network of masters in their trade. The greatest designers and programmers united to produce high quality mobile software, web applications. Tool builders, fighting frustration with facilitation.

    O'Reilly O'Reilly spreads the knowledge of innovators through its technology books, online services, magazines, research, and tech conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, O'Reilly has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

    Kabisa Kabisa is the market leader in Ruby on Rails development in the Netherlands. You too, can learn Ruby on Rails from our professional trainers with years of Rails experience and start writing software in a quicker, better and more enjoyable way too. With their personal attention and experience, you’ll acquire both the fundamental knowledge and necessary skills to start your own projects with Ruby on Rails.


    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.