Rails Girls Chicago 28-29 September 2012

Hello world!

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

Follow @RailsGirlsChi on Twitter for the latest updates!

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. Let us know.

Friday 28th September

6:00 - 6:30pm

and mingle

Coffee with light snacks will be served
6:30 - 7:15pm

Rails 101 class

By Eldon Alameda (author of "Practical Rails Projects" and "Foundation Rails 2")
7:15 - 7:30pm


7:30 - 8:00pm

Web Basics

Saturday 29th September

9:00 - 10:00am

Registration & Coffee

Meet & greet.
10:00 - 10:30am


Outline of the day & welcome message from the sponsors.
10:30 - 12:00am


Let's get coding! Pair with coaches to design your first web application.
12:00 - 1:00pm

Lunch & Lightning Talks

Enjoy lunch. Listen to talks from coaches on a wide range of development topics.
1:00 - 3:00pm

Workshop - Continued

We love coding time! Extend your web application.
3:00 - 3:30pm

UX Workshop

Learn about User Experience with Francisco Martin.
3:30 - 5:00pm

Workshop - Final Stretch

Final touches to your web application.
5:00 - 6:00pm


Attendees, show off to each other what you've been working on all day!

Rails Girls closes

We can all head out to a bar nearby to celebrate a hard day's work!


Applications are now closed

Acceptances informed: September 13th

Location: Downtown Chicago
200 E Randolph St 25th floor, Chicago IL 60601


Rails Girls Chicago is organized with our awesome partners.

ThoughtWorks ThoughtWorks is a global IT consultancy. We deliver custom applications and provide no-nonsense consulting; we help organizations become agile.


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. Fill out our form or Email us