Rails Girls Auckland Fri 4th & Sat 5th July 2014

Kia ora!

Rails Girls is coming to Auckland for the first time! During this free two-day workshop we'll dive into the magical world of Ruby on Rails.

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.

You learn designing, prototyping and coding with the help from our coaches. We introduce you to Ruby on Rails as one of the open-source web developing frameworks.

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

Want to help? Send us an email if you'd like to be involved - email us.


How much does the workshop cost? Nothing, it's free! You just need to be excited!

Who is this aimed at? Rails Girls Auckland is open to all those who identify as women or girls with basic knowledge of working with a computer. We’ve had people of all ages taking part.

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

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


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Intro to coding

Talks from Charlie Ablett on why coding is awesome and Tanya Grey on programming basics

Play the robot game and learn how web applications are like a bento box


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Registration & coffee

9:30 - 9:45


Version Control is your Friend: Git and GitHub, Rob Isaac.
9:45 - 12:45

Build things!

Work with our coaches to build a web app using Ruby on Rails.
12:45 - 1:15


1:15 - 1:30


Design fundamentals, Su Yin Khoo.
1:30 - 1:45


HTTP Status Codes, Caleb Tutty.
1:45 - 5:00

Second part of the workshop.

Choose between

  • Workshop on front-end/app design.
  • Advanced workshop - Test Driven Development and Ruby.
  • Keep working with coaches to build your app.
5:00 - 5:20


How to become a programmer without a computer science degree, Christopher Bull.
5:20 - 5:35


Back of a Napkin - how not to let your great idea turn into a legal disaster, Sacha Judd.
5:35 - 6:00

Wrap up

6:00 onwards

Celebration drinks


Vend, Level 1, 2-36 Nuffield Street, Newmarket, Auckland


We are looking for sponsors!

Want to help? We are looking for partners and sponsors to support Rails Girls Auckland! Email us!

Our awesome Sponsors:

Gold Partners

Silver Partners

Bronze Partners

Coffee sponsored by: