Rails Girls Groningen 8-9th November 2013

Hallo wereld! Hello world!

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

Applications are closed

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. Email us.

Friday 8th November

18.00 - 21.00

Installation party

Get know the attendees a little bit before hand. Bring your laptop if you can, so we can install Ruby on Rails for you. There’ll be pizza. And drinks.

Launch Café
Herestraat 106, Groningen

Saturday 9th November

9:30 - 10:00

Registration & coffee

10:00 - 10:15


Outline of the day & word from sponsors
10.15- 10.35

Bentobox - Understanding Web Apps

Recap of what we’ve learned and how it all fits together.
10:35 - 11:30

Introduction to ruby

Let's get coding! Tryruby.org
13:15 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:30

Lightning talks from coaches

  • Allard Stijnman and Pascal Touset:
       Lean Prototyping
  • Peter Berkenbosch:
       Intro to BDD/TDD
  • Martina Simicic:
       How to get in..?
  • Hester van Wijk:
       Rails Girls Summer of Code
14:30 - 17:00


Extend your application.
afterwards –


Hang out with all the participants!


Applications close: October 25th, 2013
Acceptances informed: October 28th, 2013

Location: Launch Café
Herestraat 106


Rails Girls Groningen is co-organized with our awesome partners:

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Kabisa Kabisa is the market leader in Ruby on Rails development in the Netherlands. You too, can learn Ruby on Rails from our professional trainers with years of Rails experience and start writing software in a quicker, better and more enjoyable way too. With their personal attention and experience, you’ll acquire both the fundamental knowledge and necessary skills to start your own projects with Ruby on Rails.

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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 dutch. 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