Rails Girls Manila 23rd-24th November 2012

Rails Girls comes to Manila! During the free two-day workshop, we'll dive into the magical world of Ruby on Rails.

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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 sponsors and Rails coaches. Email us.

Friday 23rd November

17:00 - 20:00

Installation party

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

Unit 2701 in the 27th floor of Discovery Suites
25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1600
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Saturday 24th November

9:00 - 9:30


During the morning, we'll install Ruby on Rails on your computer and maybe start with the talks early. We highly suggest you attend the installation party.


Unit 502 5/F Orient Square Bldg.
F. Ortigas Jr. (formerly Emerald Ave.)
Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605
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9:30 - 10:00


Outline of the day & word from our sponsors
10:00 - 10:25

Understanding Web Apps

An Introduction to Software Engineering & Best Practices on Designing & Developing a Web Application
Speaker: Maricris Nonato

Maricris Nonato is an IT enthusiast who loves the challenge of defying technical constraints to produce the best, most elegant platforms for the international development community. She brings twelve years of experience in software development for web and stand alone applications to her role now in which she manages the internal IT team at Devex utilizing her superb planning, estimation, development, testing and time management skills.

10:25 - 11:00

An Introduction to Ruby Programming

Speaker: Bryan Bibat
This is the "Look how cool Ruby is!" talk by Bryan Bibat
Visit Tryruby.org because his introduction may be more of advanced Ruby programming than the basics.

Bryan Bibat is a freelance software engineer based in Taguig City, Philippines. He wrote "Rails 3.0: a free student manual" and created the RailsFTW project. He's also currently DevCon's VP for Technology and is one of the lead evangelists for the Philippine Ruby Users Group.

Let's get coding!
11:00 - 12:00


Jumpstart your first web application!
12:00 - 13:30


13:30 - 13:50

Deploying a Ruby on Rails Application

Speaker: Anna Gabutero

Anna Gabutero is a DevOps Engineer at Friendster. They have been using Ruby since 2007.

13:50 - 14:10

Lightning talks from coaches

Participants can ask anything about Ruby or Ruby on Rails from the coaches. The topics may be about Ruby programming, deployment and very basic things you will need to move forward and create Ruby on Rails applications.

14:10 - 17:30


Extend your application.
18:30 onwards


Location TBA.



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Blog Posts by Partners/Sponsors


Applications closed: November 3rd
Acceptances informed on or before: November 7th


Unit 502 5/F Orient Square Bldg.
F. Ortigas Jr. (formerly Emerald Ave.)
Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605
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This is a project of the Philippine Ruby Users Group (PhRUG) supported by some partners.

Want to help? We're looking for partners & sponsors for the non-profit event! Email us!

Developers Connect DevCon is a non-stock, non-profit organization which aims to promote the "IT Pinoy Talent" mainly by providing a unique venue for IT educators and students, IT professionals and IT enthusiasts to Sync, Support and Succeed.

Media Partner

Web Geek
WebGeek is a community that serves as a venue for Filipino geeks, developers, designers and startups.


We'd like to thank our sponsors for making this possible!

Gold Sponsors

Aelogica is the premier Ruby on Rails and mobile development company with operations in the Philippines. They make awesome stuff — from websites to mobile apps — for customers around the world. They are a dedicated team of developers, designers, experimentors, and problem-solvers with a passionate drive to make their customers happy.

Smart Communications, Inc.
SMART Communications, Inc. is a telecommunications company in the Philippines. It is a wholly owned mobile phone and Internet service subsidiary of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT). As a responsible corporate citizen, SMART is committed in strengthening community service initiatives on various fronts. They promote general awareness of mobile apps development and "technopreneurship" through related groups like the IdeaSpace Foundation. Join the SMART Developer Network, SMART Communications' developer community program.

Silver Sponsors

Proudcloud Proudcloud is a new kind of web engineering firm with a relentless passion for innovation. They strive to share this passion with our clients to create a mutual desire to build great things.

SourcePad SourcePad is a stable, rapidly growing company. Its environment is full of passionate, creative and intelligent people who want to create the next generation of interactive software and application.

Exist Exist is a software development and technology company with over 150 innovators who work from offices in Manila and Cebu.

Globe Labs Launched by leading communications company Globe Telecom in 2008, Globe Labs is an innovative community composed of vibrant IT professionals, students and business managers, with primary focus on mobile and future technologies which can be later on deployed to the market. Join us, visit www.globelabs.com.ph .


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

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 discussions are given in English or Tagalog.

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