Rails Girls uOttawa January 30-31, 2015

Hello, Bonjour!

Want to learn to code?

Rails Girls Ottawa is a free two-day crash course programming workshop aiming to teaching girls how to build a website using Ruby on Rails.

What is Ruby? Why is it on Rails?

Ruby is a simple yet powerful programming language, and Ruby on Rails is a framework that can help you build web applications. Some apps that are built using Ruby on Rails include Github and Indiegogo.

Are you a girl in high school, college or university?

Rails Girls uOttawa is open to students from across Ottawa to take part in our two day workshop, with a focus on mentorship and bringing your ideas to life on the web!

Vous êtes francophone et voulez participer?

L'atelier technique sera offert en anglais seulement par contre, certaines de nos monitrices sont bilingues et pourront répondre à vos questions en français!

Be part of the first Rails Girls in Canada!

Sorry, applications are now closed, follow @RailsGirls_uO ! for updates on the day and future events!

Focus on mentorship: each high school student will be paired up with a college or university student for the workshop.

Why be a Mentor? Satisfaction knowing that you could help guide a high school student to a post-secondary education in the STEM fields.

Why have a Mentor? To learn from a university or college student who will share her insight about life after high school!

You will learn designing, prototyping and coding with the help from our coaches.

What you'll need: your own laptop, curiosity and a sprinkle of imagination! Don't forget your lunch.

Want to help? We are looking for volunteers and Rails coaches, as well as student ambassadors!
Email us.

Friday, January 30th 2014

17:00 - 20:00

Introductions and installation party

Get to know the attendees before the start of the workshop. Mentors will be paired up with their mentees. Bring your laptop if you can, we will be installing Ruby on Rails!
Location: CBY A04

Coaches dinner

All of the coaches are welcome to our coaches dinner, where we'll go through the program for the next day.
Location: Fort Ruby

Saturday, January 31st 2014

9:00 - 10:00

Registration, coffee and installation fest

During the morning we’ll install Ruby on Rails on your computer if it hasn't been done yet!
Location: CBY A04
10:00 - 10:30


Outline of the day.
Location: STE E0130
10:30 - 11:00

UX Workshop

Location: STE E0130
11:00 - 11:30


Let's get coding!
Location: STE E0130
11:30 - 13:00


Jumpstart your first web application
Location: STE E0130
13:00 - 13:45

Lunch - Bring your own lunch :)

Location: CBY A04
13:45- 14:15

Bentobox - Understanding web apps

Recap of what we’ve learned and how it all fits together.
14:30 - 15:30

Group A: One last thing!

Location: STE E0130

Group B: Makerspace Workshop

Location: Makerspace(CBY B109D)
15:30 - 16:30

Group B: One last thing!

Location: STE E0130

Group A: Makerspace Workshop

Location: Makerspace(CBY B109D)

Coding Social

Open for everyone, meet cool people interested in tech, share the projects and ideas you worked on with others!


800 King Edward Ave.
Ottawa ON


161 Louis Pasteur
Ottawa ON


Rails Girls uOttawa is co-organized with our awesome partners.

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

Faculty of Engineering

Imagination. Vision. Innovation.

The Faculty of Engineering is a champion of innovation and excellence. It offers its students a first-rate education in engineering and computer science, in English and French, preparing them to practise their profession with skill and integrity, and to adapt to the needs of a constantly changing society.

TEchU.me Ottawa's hub for Tech Savvy Students
TechU.me connects industry mentors with students through engaging technology programs.


How much does the workshop cost? Nothing, it's free! You just need to be excited, and don't forget to apply!

Do I need to be a student at the University of Ottawa? Is this workshop for me? Girls and Women from Ottawa high schools, colleges and universities with basic knowledge of working with a computer are welcome. People of all ages have taken part in Rails Girls events across the world.

Can men attend too? Everyone is welcome to apply, although women are given 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. Join the team! Email us!