Rails Girls Baton Rouge March 3-4, 2017


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

Applications are closed.

This workshop is intended for interested ladies (high school juniors or older) that are new to programming, or new to Ruby on Rails. No prior experience is required. We have room for 25 participants, so get your application in early! Questions? Email Kristen Reeves at kristen.reeves@la-wit.org

Web developers that want to help coach / teach, please contact James Davis at jamesdavis@lsu.edu

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, volunteers and Rails coaches.

Friday, March 3


Business Education Center
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
6:30pm - 8:30

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.

Saturday, March 4


Business Education Center
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
9:00 - 10:00

Registration and Breakfast

Get ready and handle any last minute issues for the workshop
10:00 - 10:30


Outline of the day & word from sponsors
10:30 - 11:00

Lightning talks from coaches

11:00 - 12:30


After we break up into small groups, your coach will help you get started on your first web application using the app guide
12:30- 1:00

Bentobox - Understanding Web Apps

Recap of what we’ve learned and how it all fits together.
1:00 - 2:00


2:00- 2:30

Lightning talks from coaches

2:30 - 6:00


Extend your application.

After Party



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.


Rails Girls Baton Rouge is co-organized with our awesome partners.

Louisiana Women in Technology is an organization comprised of women dedicated to the fields of Technology, Engineering, and Science.

At LSU's Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, our mission is to promote and foster entrepreneurial practices through education, outreach, and research.


Sponsorship packages are available. Contact Kristen Reeves at kristen.reeves@la-wit.org for more information.