Rails Girls Leiden 16th - 17th of February 2018

Hello world!
Rails Girls Leiden took place on February 16 and 17 in 2018. A free, one and a half day workshop where participants discovered the exciting world of web development through Ruby on Rails. With the help and guidance of our coaches, attendees created a real web application in a fun and relaxed environment at Nieuwe Energie.

We had so much fun!
Team Rails Girls Leiden

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Check out the pictures from the last event!

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About Rails Girls Leiden

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 currently not looking for Rails coaches. But check other events near you!

Friday 16th of February

18:00 - 21:00

Installation party

Get to know the attendees a little bit before hand. Bring your laptop, so you can install Ruby on Rails!

Saturday 17th of February

09:30 - 10:00

Registration & coffee

10:00 - 10:15


10:15 - 10:45

Bentobox - Understanding Web Apps

Learn the language of technology.

10:45 - 13:00

Building your app! Part 1

Jumpstart your first web application

13:00 - 13:30


13:45 - 14:30

Lightning talks

14:30 - 16:30

Building your app! Part 2

Extend your application.

16:30 - 17:30

Afterparty :)


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

Do I need a laptop?
Yes! Please bring it with you :)

Can men attend?
Yes, but girls are given a priority.

Are there vegetarian / vegan options for food?
Got you covered here too, both a vegetarian and a vegan option are offered as well.

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 and small group work is done in either Dutch or English.

Want to help? We are currently not looking for Rails coaches. But check other events near you!

Also, check out our Code of Conduct.


Nieuwe Energie
3e Binnenvestgracht 23
2312 NR Leiden

For a walking description, please check Google Maps below. Parking is possible at the Langegracht more information about parking in Leiden.

Nieuwe Energie Nieuwe Energie is a giant place which consists of 65 companies and freelancers with 175 specialists in the field of communication, innovation and (web)design. This company provides meeting rooms for internal and external parties such as Leiden University and UWV. Besides that Nieuwe Energie also grants ROC Hospitality students a learning place who run the ROC Restaurant together with Nieuwe Energie’s very own chef.


Rails Girls Leiden wouldn't be possible without our awesome partners.

Want to help? We're always looking for partners & sponsors! Email us!

Semantica Semantica is Leiden's coolest software development company. We are happy people building software to make people happy.

GitLab GitLab unifies issues, code review, continuous integration and continuous delivery into a single UI.

GitHub GitHub is where people build software. More than 25 million people use GitHub to discover, fork, and contribute to over 71 million projects.

Awkward Awkward Awkward is a digital design and development agency operating from Rotterdam. They help clients realize ideas from the first sketch, to launch day and beyond. It’s in this process that they create innovative software for mobile and web. A process where strategy, design and development is key.

HackerOne HackerOne is the first vulnerability coordination and bug bounty platform. We empower companies to protect consumer data, trust and loyalty by working with the global research community to surface your most relevant security issues. HackerOne is a venture-backed company with headquarters in San Francisco.

YoungCapital YoungCapital offers interesting vacancies for students, starters and young professionals throughout the Netherlands.

Just Just helps brands develop and strengthen relationships. With their employees and their audience.


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Want to help? We are currently not looking for Rails coaches. But check other events near you!

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