Rails Girls Manchester 12-13th August 2016

Rails Girls is coming to Manchester! During this free 1.5-day workshop you'll dive into the magical world of web development with Ruby on Rails. With the help and guidance of our coaches, you will create a real web application in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Applications are now closed for Rails Girls Manchester. If you have applied, we will let you know soon if you have got a place.

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 volunteers and Rails coaches. Email us.


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

Who is this aimed for? 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’ve had people of all ages taking part. You will need a laptop.

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

I know how to program - How can I help? We’re also looking for people to be coaches. We’ll have a two-three hour workshop before the event to walk you through the curriculum. Email us.

What's your code of conduct? Rails Girls is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Read the full code of conduct.

Friday 12th August


Installation party

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

Saturday 13th August


Registration and coffee



Outline of the day & word from sponsors

Lightning Talks I

Presented by our coaches.

App Design Workshop

Your application will start to take form.

Getting started with Ruby on Rails

Kickstart your first web application on Rails.



App Design Workshop

Extend your application.

Lightning Talks II

Presented by our coaches.


Hang out with all the participants.


Location: MadLab, 36 - 40 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN

Rails Girls Manchester is organised by the North West Ruby User Group and CodeUp Manchester.

Our Sponsors

Co-op Logo

Bytemark Logo

Sky Logo

On the Beach Logo

Createk Logo

Basecamp Logo

Github Logo

MadLab MadLab is a not-for-profit grassroots digital innovation organisation based in Manchester, UK. Their primary areas of focus are science and technology; arts and culture.

AGMA AGMA stands for the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities, made up of the ten Greater Manchester councils who work with other local services to improve the city-region.

Want to help? We're looking for sponsors! Email us for more details.

Our Partners

CodeUp Manchester CodeUp is a provider of free & friendly coding adult tuition

NWRUG North West Ruby User Group is a Manchester-based community for people interested in the Ruby programming language.