Rails Girls Austin August 17-18, 2013

Hello world!

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

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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 Rails coaches. Email us.

Saturday, August 17


Capital Factory, 16th floor of the Omni Hotel, downtown
701 Brazos Street, St. 1601
Austin, TX 78701
12pm - 3pm

Installation party

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

Sunday, August 18


Capital Factory, 16th floor of the Omni Hotel, downtown
701 Brazos Street, St. 1601
Austin, TX 78701
9:00 - 10:00

Registration, coffee and installation fest

During the morning we’ll install Ruby on Rails on your computer.
10:00 - 10:15


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

Designing your web app -workshop

10:50 - 11:10


Let's get coding!
11:10 - 1:00


Jumpstart your first web application
1:00 - 2:30


1:15 - 2:30

Lightning talks from coaches

2:30- 2:45

Bentobox - Understanding Web Apps

Recap of what we’ve learned and how it all fits together.
3:00 - 5:00


Extend your application.


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

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

Capital Factory

Capital Factory is a seed accelerator for tech startups. $20k in cash, $20k in free stuff, and 20 mentors.


GitHub is version control for software development and so much more. Whether it's a weekend side project, your favorite open source library, a startup destined for glory, or your company's app, GitHub helps everyone work together with tools for easier collaboration and more visibility. Check it out — open source is free!


Heroku (pronounced her-OH-koo) is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Developers can focus 100% on code and never think about servers, instances, or VMs again. Heroku lets you run any application from simple to complex, from Python, Ruby, Java, Node.JS or Clojure

Heroku takes full responsibility for your app's health, keeping it up and running through thick and thin, while you manage and command your app with a full set of control surface APIs.

Tens of thousands of developers have deployed hundreds of thousands of apps to Heroku already.

Return Path

Return Path is the worldwide leader in email intelligence. Our industry-leading email intelligence solutions utilize the world’s most comprehensive set of data to maximize the performance and accountability of email, build trust across the entire email ecosystem and protect users from spam and other abuse. We help businesses build better relationships with their customers and improve their email ROI; and we help ISPs and other mailbox providers enhance network performance and drive customer retention


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

Who designed your awesome logo? Spencer Moorman - @spencermoorman