Rails Girls Helsinki 22nd September 2012 - Finland

Women, join the Internet playground. one-day, free crash-course to the exciting world of building web applications with Ruby on Rails.

Applying for the event has closed. We'll let you know on September 18th whether you've been chosen.

Rails Girls aims to give tools for girls and women to build their ideas.

You learn designing, prototyping and coding by doing it with help from our coaches.

Saturday 22nd September

9:00 - 10:00

Registration, breakfast and installation fest

During the morning we’ll install Ruby on Rails on your computer.

10:00 - 10:20


Outline of the day & word from sponsors

10:20 - 10:40

Designing your web app

By Maria Kulse

10:40 - 11:00


Let's get coding!

By Markku Rontu

11:00 - 13:00


Jumpstart your first web application
13:00 - 13:45


13.45- 14:00

Bentobox - Understanding Web Apps

Recap of what we’ve learned and how it all fits together.
14:00 - 14:20

Lighting talks

By Elina Arponen and Terence Lee

14:20 - 16:00


Extend your application.


Where: Aalto Design Factory, Betonimiehenkuja 5, 02150 Espoo. See map
Application Deadline: 16th September 2012
Acceptances informed: 18th September 2012


Rails Girls is co-organized with our awesome partners. From community, to community ♥.

Want to help? We're looking for partners & sponsors! E-mail us at contact (a) railsgirls.com


We are Reaktor. A software house. Our 190 smart and handsome employees shape the company every day. Want to play a part in our story?

Frozen Rails 2012 Frozen Rails 2012 is a single track, two day Ruby conference, organized by Kisko Labs.

Eficode Eficode is a strong Finnish company in the IT industry, consisting of talented people who are passionate about their work. Our common goal is a satisfied customer.

IBM IBM has solved its clients’ business needs with technology for 100 years, and in Finland for the last 75 years. During its history, IBM has evolved from a calculator and punch machine manufacturer into a modern service and technology company. One of the key foundations of our business is research and development: IBM is the largest private general research organization in the world. IBM’s revenue in 2011 was USD 106.9 billion, and it has 425 000 employees. For more information, see ibm.com/fi (in Finnish only) and ibm.com .

Friends of Rails Girls

AvausAvaus combines strategy, design and analytics with technology and data. Together with our clients we turn understanding into results.

DramagameDramagame is a new form of interactive storytelling. Each show takes only 45 minutes. But each time it's a different, unique experience. All characters of a Dramagame story are played by real people. Everyone gets a pre-made character with missions to accomplish. Chatting with other player characters is the core gameplay.


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 program is run in english and please bring your laptop.

How do you choose the attendees? We want a diverse group of people who are motivated and curious about learning.

Can men attend? Yes, but you need to be accompanied by an interested lady. Also, girls are given a priority.

Helsinki coaches & team

Jukka Jokelainen, coach @jukkajokelainen Timo Ruokonen, coach @timoruokonen Antti Holvikari, coach @antti Krista Kauppinen, organizer @kristajessica Yu Shen, coach @Yu_Shen Hanne Aho, coach Hanne's LinkedIn Nur Sah Ketene, coach @nursahketene Terence Lee, coach @hone02 Kalle Tiihonen, coach @ktiihonen Maria Boychenko, organizer @mariaboychenko Satu Suuronen, organizer @satusuuronen Stefanie Hofemann, organizer @stefu Charlotta Liukas, organizer @charlottaliukas Markku Rontu, coach @zorcam Krister Bäckman, coach                 Lotta Suuronen, organizer                

Past events in Helsinki

19-20th September 2011 - Finland

Held together with Frozen Rails conference the second Rails Girls Helsinki had altogether 30 participants and over 75 applications. Our keynote speaker Jessica Allen, as well as our badge-making machine proved to be instant hits.

Photos from past events


Keynote speaker
Jessica Allen, Engine Yard

Jessica Allen

Jessica is a designer and web developer based in San Francisco. Currently working for Engine Yard, she is also into coffee, the 1960's, front-end, punk music, mac accessories, web type, crafts, and comics.

Follow Jessica at @jessicaspacekat and pixelpopdev.com

Helsinki Coaches 19-20th September 2011

Vesa Vänskä @vesan Antti Akonniemi @anttiakonniemi Arttu Tervo arttu Timo Herttua @therttua Raine Virta @rane Jessica Allen @jessicaspacekat Linda Liukas @lindaliukas Karri Saarinen @karrisaarinen