Rails Girls Manchester 13th-14th March 2020

Join us for the Rails Girls Manchester 2020 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.

Applications are now closed

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? Email us


19:00 - 21:00

Installation Party

Pizza and drinks with our coaches to help you get set up prior to Saturdays exciting activities. Great opportunity for networking and getting to know the other students and coaches. Please bring your laptop so we can help you install Ruby on Rails.


9:00 - 10:00

Registration & Coffee

Saturday is the hands-on workshop day. We kick off the day with light breakfast, tea and coffee. Make sure you tell us in your application if you have any special dietary requirements.
10:00 - 10:30

Welcoming words

We announce the schedule for the day and our sponsors will introduce themselves and give brief presentations.
10:30 - 11:00

Introduction to Ruby on Rails

Get to know Ruby on Rails with some exercises on https://ruby.github.io/TryRuby.
11:00 - 13:00


Kick-start your first web application on Rails with guides.railsgirls.com/app.
13:00 - 14:00


We will have lunch provided, but please make sure you tell us in your application if you have any special dietary requirements.
14:00 - 18:00

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.
18:00 - Late

After Party

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


Applications are now closed!

Location: Student Beans
Chatham Mill, 8 Chester St, Manchester M1 5GE


Want to help?
We're on the lookout for more sponsors for this event. Big or small, any contribution is appreciated. Sponsors get a few minutes to introduce themselves and room for a table at the event.
Email us.


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.
Email us.

Do I need a laptop?
Yes! Please bring it to the whole event.

Any other questions?
Drop us an email.