Rails Girls Bern 3./4. April 2020

Rails Girls is coming to Bern again! During the free workshop we'll explore the magical world of building web applications with Ruby on Rails.

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.

Friday 3rd April

17:00 - 17:30

Registration & Snacks

Get to know each other and register for the main event.
17:30 - 18:30

Welcoming Words & Introduction to Programming

18:30 - 19:30

Installation Party

Get to know the coaches, organizers and other participants a bit before the main event starts. Bring your laptop, so we can install Ruby and Rails for you.

Coach dinner

All of the coaches are welcome to our coach dinner, where we'll go through the program for the next day.

Saturday 4th April

8:30 - 9:00

Registration & coffee

9:00 - 9:30

Welcoming words & sponsors

Outline of the day and word from sponsors
9:30 - 10:00

Inspirational talk

10:00 - 12:30

Build your first web application

Try some Ruby! Hands-on coding workshop.
12:30 - 13:30


13:30 - 14:00

Success Stories

Those girls met at Rails Girls Bern 2017.
14:00 - 17:30

Tune your application

Hands-on coding workshop.
from 17:30

Closing Words & Apéro

Open for everyone, meet cool people interested in tech.

Everything at a glance

When: April 3th and 4th 2020
Location: Puzzle ITC, Belpstrasse 37, 3007 Bern
Applications are closed
Acceptances informed: March 2020


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

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

Puzzle ITC GmbH

Puzzle ITC is an Open Source software and technology company. The company developed from a Start-up with big ideas to a prosperous Swiss company with about 150 employees. Today our highly qualified and experienced team develops solutions concerning software development, system engineering, middleware, user experience and Open Source solutions.


As a leading Swiss PropTech company, we shape the digitalization of the Swiss real estate industry. With innovative business software based on open source technology, the GARAIO REM team supports real estate companies every day on their way to smart digital processes.


hitobito The Open Source web application for managing members, events and more ... hitobito is flexibly customizable to your organizational structure, so that even very complex structures and permissions can be decipted. As a web application, accessability from anywhere is granted, even with your smartphone.


Panter develops mission-critical data-driven digital products and services following lean and agile principles. It takes advantage of the latest technology, such as AI/machine learning, AR/VR and cloud-based infrastructure. Panter is at the forefront of digital innovation and transformation thanks to its connections with the biggest startup ecosystem in Switzerland through Impact Hub Zurich, Impact Hub Switzerland and Kickstart Innovation. Panter runs Switzerland’s oldest and largest tech & non-tech meetup event series, Pantalks and AI mornings, which has nearly 3,000 invitees to date and offers 10 to 20 events per year.


saperis was founded with the aim of helping users leverage the full potential of G Suite by Google Cloud. The company consults businesses and teams on how they can efficentiently work together using G Suite. saperis also offers half and full day onsite G Suite training for teams and teaches them how to automate tasks by programming with Google Apps Script.


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. Most of the speeches are given in english, but small group work is done in german. 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