Rails Girls Philadelphia, PA 25-26th April 2014

Hello world!

Rails Girls comes to Philadelphia! During the one and a half-day workshop we'll dive into the magical world of Ruby on Rails.

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.

Friday 25th April

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Installation party

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

Where: Huntsman Hall

Saturday 26th April

Let's rock and code!

This is a fun, hands-on workshop where you will learn the following:

  • Understanding the difference between dynamic and static web pages
  • Basic components of a web application
  • ABC's of coding including strings, methods, variables, arrays, blocks... as well as the tools (terminal, browser, text editor).
  • Concepts including Rails Generators, Scaffolds, Gem Management, REST/Resources, Controllers, Views, etc.
  • Basics of creating an app

9:00am - 10:00am

Overview of Programming

11:00am - Noon

Ruby Concepts

12:00pm - 12:30pm


12:35pm - 2:45pm

Assignments & Assignment Review

2:45pm - 3:30pm

Lightening Talks, Career Options, Q&A

3:30pm - 4:00pm



Register now on Eventbrite
Workshop is open to the first 50 participants to register

Huntsman Hall
3730 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA


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

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


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Through our Legally AMBITIOUS brand we host educational networking events for women.

Location Sponsor

University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Computing


See event invitation for full details. Email us

Who is this aimed for? Women and girls (at least 12 years) with knowledge of how to use a computer that have a laptop.

Can men attend? Sure! We just encourage that you invite a woman or girl to register, too. :)

I know how to program - How can I help? We’re also looking for people to be coaches. Email us if you are interested in coaching! Read more about being a coach here