Rails Girls Geneva 2017
October 14-15th, 2017

Join Rails Girls in Geneva ! During the free two-day workshop we'll dive into the magical world of building web applications with Ruby on Rails. Applications are open until September 24th. Accepted applicants will be informed beginning of October.

Applications are now closed

You learn designing, prototyping and coding with the help from our coaches.

You need your own laptop, curiosity and a sprinkle of imagination!

Questions? Contact us railsgirlsgva@gmail.com


Saturday & Sunday, October 14-15th, 2017

Campus Biotech, 9 chemin des Mines, 1202 Geneva

Campus Biotech

Program (Subject to change)

Saturday, October 14

09:00 - 10:00

Welcome Coffee and install troubleshooting session

10:00 - 10:30

Welcoming words

Presentation of the program of the days, team formation
10:30 - 12:00

Workshop part 1

Start building your first Rails Application.
12:00 - 12:30

Bentobox exercise

Ajax, CSS, HTML, Nginx, DOM… What does it all mean?
12:30 - 13:30

Lunch break

Bon appétit!
13:30 - 16:00

Workshop part 2

Continue working in your Group.
16:00 - 16:30

Talk by Milana Stojadinov

Title coming soon.
16:30 - 18:30

Workshop part 3

Almost done for the day.
18:30 - 19:30



Coach dinner

Sunday, October 15

09:00 - 09:30

Day 2 welcome coffee

Let's try to wake up!
09:30 - 09:45

Presentation of the EPFL Extension School

09:45 - 12:00

Workshop part 4

12:00 - 12:30

Presentation of Hidora

Presentation of Hidora and tutorial on how to deploy a Rails app on their infrastructure.
12:30 - 13:30

Lunch break

Miam miam miam.
13:30 - 16:00

Workshop part 5

Continue working in your Group.
16:00 - 16:30

Talk by Marion Schleifer

Title coming soon.
16:30 - 17:00

Closing words & follow-up

Learn what you can do to keep programming. Get a certificate of participation.


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 crowd usually is women in their twenties or thirties, but we truly welcome everyone.

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 workshop before the event to walk you through the curriculum. Email us

What's your code of conduct?
Rails Girls is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Read the full code of conduct


Please, check our call to sponsors letter and e-mail us if you would like to support us in organizing this event.
The Rails Girls Geneva event is only possible thanks to our lovely sponsors and partners ❤️ ❤️ ❤️


avatar Monika Ambrozowicz
organizer+coach @m_ambrozowicz
avatar Alexis Bernard
coach @alexis_bernard
avatar Sean Carroll
organizer+coach @sean_f_carroll
avatar Yannis Jaquet
organizer+coach @yannis_
avatar Ivana Krajnović
coach @IvanaKrajnovic
avatar Martin Müller
coach @marmatmuel
avatar Neill Pearmann
coach @njpearman
avatar Dimiter Petrov, organizer+coach @crackofdusk avatar Alexandre Quintino
coach @amsquintino
avatar Marina Secat
avatar Marion Schleifer
coach+speaker @rubydwarf
avatar Milana Stojadinov
coach+speaker @mstojadinov
avatar Sebastian Witowski
coach @sebawitowski