Rails Girls London 1-2 December 2023

Join us for the Rails Girls London 2023 event: a free, one and a half day workshop where participants will discover the exciting world of web development through Ruby on Rails. With the help and guidance of our coaches, attendees will create a real web application in a fun and relaxed environment.

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You will learn to design, prototype and code with the help of our coaches.

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

Want to help? Join us on slack: slack.railsgirls.london


18:30 - 21:15

Installation Party & Dinner

Fun evening with pizza, drinks and a cool DJ - not to be missed! Great opportunity for networking and getting to know the other students and coaches. Please bring your laptop so we can install Ruby on Rails for you.


9:00 - 9:45

Registration & Coffee

Saturday is the hands-on workshop day. We kick off the day with light breakfast and coffee. You will need the fuel to make those brain cells working hard! Make sure you tell us in your application if you have any special diatery requirements.
9:45 - 11:00

Welcome & Sponsors Presentations

We announce the schedule for the day and our sponsors will introduce themselves and give brief presentations. We will then split everyone into pairs and assign coaches to start the hands-on workshop.
11:00 - 12:30

Introduction to Ruby on Rails

Get to know Ruby on Rails with some exercises on https://ruby.github.io/TryRuby and kick-start your first web application on Rails with guides.railsgirls.com/app.
12:30 - 13:10

Lightning Talks

Our coaches will give presentations on their backgrounds and involvements in the software engineering world. We make sure this is a great mix of people with various knowledge and expertise. You will hear a range of short and exciting talks from juniors to seniors.
13:10 - 14:30


We will have lunch provided but please make sure you tell us in your application if you have any special diatery requirements.
14:30 - 17:45

Extend Your Website

Continue working on your web application with your coach. We dedicate this time to really get your head around how to code and make your app the way you want it to be. It takes a lot of concentration but it's super fun! We will have plenty of coffee and sugar to power you through this part of the day.
17:45 - Late


Mingling with all participants. We will head down to the local pub to celebrate the successful day.


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Applications are open until 25th November 2023. Apply by 25th Oct to be notified on 26th Oct. Applicants thereafter will be notified on 26th Nov.

Location: Smart
The Smart Building, 136 George St, London, W1H 5LD


Want to help? We are always on the look-out for sponsors for our non-profit events. Every year hundreds of developers from London give up their time to be coaches and share their knowledge. But without sponsors, we can’t make these events happen.
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How much does the workshop cost? Nothing, it's free! You just need to be as excited as we are!

Who is this event aimed at? Women of all ages with basic knowledge of working with a computer. If you are under 18 you will need to be accompanied by an adult (please advise us if this is the case). We have people of all ages taking part. Remember to bring your laptop!

I know how to program. How can I help? We need dedicated coaches to teach during the events. If you are up for the challenge get in touch.
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