Rails Girls Galway 27-28th June 2015

Hi Girls :)
Let's learn together how to make new things with the Web!

Rails Girls comes to Galway again! During the *free* two-days workshop in June 2015, we will dive into the magical world of Ruby on Rails and build an application together, from scratch.

Places are limited so be sure to submit your interest
Applications close: May 31st Acceptances informed: June 7th

You learn designing, prototyping and coding with 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. Email us or visit our sponsor page.

Location: INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics (ex DERI building)
IDA Business Park, Lower Dangan
Galway City, Ireland
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Lightning Talks

Naomi Freeman is an expert Rails teacher, mentor and coach. She is a Guest Instructor for Treehouse, co-organized #hackbikeshareTO and is a frequent Rails Girls Coach. She also mentors kids at the CoderDojo Docklands Dojo in Dublin, Ireland. With a background in community organizing (she was a Fellow on the 2012 Obama campaign), Naomi is always happy to speak on moving dev culture forward using community building best practices.

Topic: Civic Hacking

Naomi O'Reilly is 28 years old, working as a QA Engineer in Waratek for 3 and a half years, mainly python coding. Naomi has a BA in Computer Science and an MSc also in computer science both from UCD.

Topic: Automation

Brendan Smith Education Outreach Officer INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics @NUI Galway (ex DERI) since 2004. Coordinator of Medtronic 'Science of the Future' and 'Healthy Living' school mentoring projects. Anti-cyber bullying campaign curator. CoderDojo Co-founder. Curator of the Computer & Communications Museum of Ireland. Former Chairperson of the Galway City Community Forum.

Topic:What IT can do for Africa

Fern Wood graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Math, but decided that web development was her passion. She is currently working at HackerOne, a security-based company out of SF and previously worked at other startups. In her spare time, she loves binge-watching Netflix, hiking, and playing board games. She is really excited to be mentoring women excited about getting into the web application industry.

Topic: CSRF Tokens in Rails

Workshop Program

Schedule: Saturday, June 27, 2015 9am - 5pm

9am - 10am

Installation Party

10am - 10:45am

Breakfast & Introduction

11:45am - 1:15pm


1:15pm - 2pm


2pm - 5pm


5pm - 5:30pm

Lightning Talks

Schedule: Sunday, June 28, 2015 9 am - 6 pm

9am - 10am


10am - 10:30am


10:30am - 1pm


1pm - 1:30pm


1:30pm - 3:30pm


3:30pm - 4pm


4pm - 5pm

Showcase & Awards

5pm - Late

After Party



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