Rails Girls Kraków 2019

Cześć Kraków!

Rails Girls comes to Krakow for the eighth time! Join the free, two-day crash-course to the exciting world of building web applications with Ruby on Rails.

Applications are now closed.

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

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

You want to help? We are looking for partners and mentors. Email us

Previous editions

See photos from 2012, 2013, Youth 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.


18:30 - 21:00

Let's start coding!

Registration and installation fest. Get to know the mentors and the attendees a little bit before hand. And let's start coding in Ruby! (so please bring your laptop)


9:00 - 9:30

Coffee and code

Grab coffee and (vegan) breakfast, mingle and get ready to code!
9:30 - 9:45


Outline of the day :)
9:45 - 13:00


Time for Ruby. Or Rails? Or maybe HTML & CSS? Work on your Rails Application.
13:00 - 13:30


Yummy vegan food. Also known as obiad.
13:30 - 14:30

Lightning Talks

Better communication, better engineering, better software (by Jędrzej Dąbrowa)
My story of becoming a developer - revolving around coffee (by Ika Graboń)
How do I Git? (by Karo Skibińska)
My one-year journey on Rails (by Thu Le)
14:30 - 16:00


Continue working on your Rails Application.
16:00 - 16:30

Lightning Talks

How to tell the truth and make positive first impression (by Marcin Skotniczny)
Unexpected Programming (by Tomasz Stachewicz)
16:30 - 17:00

Q&A pannel

Time to hear the answer to all your questions from our amazing panel of experts:

Gosia Nowak (designer)
Sonia Kołacz (tester)
Kasia Jarmołkowicz (developer)
Arek Kita (developer)
Gosia Ksionek (developer)
17:00 - 18:00


Extend your application.


How much does the workshop cost? Nothing, it's free! You just need to be excited! And please bring your laptop.

Who is this aimed for? Women and non-binary people of any age with basic knowledge of working with a computer.

I think I might be too old for Rails Girls. You're not. It's about your willingness and curiosity, not your age. We’ve had people of all ages taking part.

Can men attend? Yes, but women and non-binary people are given priority.

But I know nothing about programming. Great, apply right now! We all have been absolute beginners at some point in our life.

But I don't have a laptop. Let us know and we will arrange one for you.

But I don't speak Polish. Polish is not required.

I signed up for the event, am I automatically attending? Nope - since we have limited space you will get a confirmation mail if you are selected.

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

Is there a Code of Conduct? Yes! In short, Rails Girls Kraków is dedicated to a harassment-free workshop experience for everyone. Our full anti-harassment policy can be found at: www.railsgirls.com/krakow_coc


Applications open:12.04
Applications close:17.05
Acceptances informed:24.05

Location: Krakow Technology Park
ul. Podole 60
30-394 Kraków
See map


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