Rails Girls New Orleans February 7-8, 2014

Hello world!

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

This workshop is intended for people new to programming, or new to Ruby on Rails. No prior experience is required. We have room for 15 participants, so get your application in early! Questions? Email Torrie Adams at clearlytorrie@gmail.com

Applications for Ladies in this Rails Girl event are now closed. Future events and meetings are listed on the New Orleans WIT website.

Coaches who want to teach, please Apply Here!

NOLA Chapter site can be found HERE

Rails Girls New Orleans is run by New Orleans Women in Technology and Iconoclast Labs

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. APPLY HERE

Friday, February 7


Federated Sample Offices
365 Canal Street, Suite 700
New Orleans, LA 70130
6:30pm - 8:30pm

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, February 8


Federated Sample Offices
365 Canal Street, Suite 700
New Orleans, LA 70130
9:00 - 10:00

Registration and Breakfast

Get ready and handle any last minute issues for the workshop
10:00 - 10:30


Outline of the day & word from sponsors + Bio Break
10:30 - 11:00

Designing your web app - UX workshop

11:00 - 11:30

Tryruby.org - Intro to programming

Let's get coding!
11:30 - 1:00


Jumpstart your first web application
1:00 - 2:00


2:00- 2:30

Bentobox - Understanding Web Apps

Recap of what we’ve learned and how it all fits together.
2:30 - 6:00


Extend your application.

After Party



Rails Girls New Orleans is co-organized with our awesome partners.

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


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New Orleans Sponsors


Revelry Labs

Federated Sample


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. Please bring your 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. Apply here