Rails Girls LA April 12-13, 2013

Hello, Los Angeles! Rails Girls is coming to you. During this free two-day workshop we'll dive into the magical world of Ruby on Rails.

Applications closed on April 5.
Applicants informed on April 8.

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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 coaches. Volunteer to coach.

Schedule: Friday, April 12, 2013

6 pm - 8 pm

Installation Party

Get know your coaches and peers. Bring your laptop so we can help you install Ruby on Rails using the install guide.

8 pm - 10pm

Coaches Dinner

After the attendees clear out we will eat some food and go over The Plan™ for the big day. You won't want to miss this!

Schedule: Saturday, April 13, 2013

9 am - 10 am


If you are unable to attend the Installation Party on Friday night we will get your computer ready to go using the install guide.

10 am - 11 am


11 am - 1 pm


After we break up into small groups, your coach will help you get started on your first web application using the app guide.

1 pm - 2 pm


Reward yourself for a successful morning with some grub. Talk with your coaches and peers about how awesome your first web applications are.

2 pm - 3 pm


  • Sponsors
  • Bentobox™ Exercise
  • Intro to HTML/CSS/ERB by Anna Mendoza
  • Intro to JavaScript by Jonathan Jeffus
  • Intro to GitHub
  • Intro to Heroku by Terence Lee
3 pm - 5 pm


Reconvene in small groups and extend your applications. Add commments, put it online with Heroku, or add design.

5 pm - 6 pm


Reward yourself for a successful day with a tasty beverage and chat with coaches and peers.


Pivotal Labs LA

631 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401


How much does it cost? Nothing, it's free! You just need to be excited!

Who is this aimed towards? Women of any age with basic knowledge of working with a computer. We’ve had people of all ages take part. Please bring your laptop.

Can men attend? Women are given priority, but men are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an interested woman.

How can I help? Do you know Ruby on Rails? We’re also looking for friendly coaches. We will walk you through the curriculum at the coaches meeting on Friday after the Installation Party. Volunteer to coach.


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