Rails Girls Dallas

December 7th-8th, 2012 — Dallas, TX, USA

Hello Dallas!

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

Applications are closed.

Follow @RailsGirlsDFW on Twitter for the latest news!

You learn designing, prototyping and coding with the help of 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 7th December 2012

18:00 - 19:00

Installation party

Get to know the attendees a little beforehand. Bring your laptop if possible so we can install Ruby on Rails for you.
Where: 16633 Dallas Parkway #100, Addison, TX 75001-6894, United States Google Map
19:00 - 20:00

Web Basic / Kevin Wade

Learn the difference between static and dynamic web pages and what comprises a web app.
20:00 -

Coach dinner

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

Saturday 8th December 2012

9:00 - 10:00

Registration, coffee

10:00 - 10:30


Outline of the day & a few words from our sponsors.
10:30 - 11:00

Understanding Web Applications / Steve Crozier

Storage, infrastructure, framework, presentation (Bentobox exercise).
11:00 - 12:15

Ruby 101 / Cameron Desautels

Ruby and Rails background, why Ruby and Rails, a first taste of Ruby (TryRuby.org), Rails magic.
12:15 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:00

Rails 101 / Scott Johnson

Jumpstart your first web application.
14:00- 14:20

Lightning Talks

Ines Sombra - @randommood
14:30 - 17:00


Extending and enhancing your application.
17:00- 17:30

Wrap up + Q & A

18:00 -

After Party

@ Flying Saucer. Open for everyone. Meet cool people interested and involved in tech.


Applications close on November 23rd
Acceptances informed on November 27th
Location: 16633 Dallas Parkway #100, Addison, TX 75001-6894, United States Google Map


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

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


Improving Enterprises Improving Enterprises is a leading software development and advanced technology training company, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Improving is a complete IT services firm, offering training, consulting, recruiting, and project services.

uSamp uSamp provides online sample solutions along with a leading SaaS platform for online survey authoring‚ data collection and insight delivery worldwide — powered by a global online panel of survey respondents.

Software Allies Software Allies is a cloud consultant and solution provider based in Tyler, TX. Our diverse team of experts offers services for application development, quality assurance, implementation, integration, design and training using the best cloud platforms and methodologies to work closely with our clients to produce great solutions together!

Kalkomey Kalkomey is an official provider of recreational safety education products for all 50 states. We provide print and internet safety courses in boating, hunting, bowhunting, and operating off-road vehicles and snowmobiles.

Engine Yard Engine Yard is the leading Platform as a Service (PaaS) and provides a trusted, commercial grade solution that enables developers to focus on creating great cloud applications, instead of managing their platform.

Dallas Ruby Brigade The Dallas Ruby Brigade is a local user group for people learning and using Ruby and Rails. We have an active mailing list, monthly meetings, and frequent hacknights.


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 computer literacy. People of all ages have taken part in previous RailsGirls events. Please bring your laptop.

Can men attend? Yes, but you need to be accompanied by an interested lady. Also, if space is limited, girls and women will be given priority.

I know how to program — how can I help? We're also looking for coaches. We'll have a two-three hour workshop before the event to walk you through the curriculum. Email us