Rails Girls Portland 7-8 2012

Hello PDX!

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

Applications are now closed.

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 7th September

6:00 - 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 for you.

Coach dinner

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

Saturday 8th September

9:00 - 10:00am

Registration, coffee and installation fest

During the morning we’ll install Ruby on Rails on your computer.
10:00 - 10:15am


Outline of the day & word from sponsors
10:20 - 10:45am

Designing your web app -workshop

10:50 - 11:10am


Let's get coding!
11:10 - 1:00pm


Jumpstart your first web application
1:00 - 1:30pm


1:30 - 1:45pm

Bentobox - Understanding Web Apps

Recap of what we’ve learned and how it all fits together.
1:45 - 2:30pm

Lighting talks from coaches

2:30 - 4:30pm


Extend your application.

Afterparty (provided by New Relic)

Open for everyone, meet cool people interested in tech.


Applications closed: August 24th
Acceptances informed: Aug 31th
Location: AppFog Offices @
319 SW Washington Street, Floor 7
Portland, OR 97204


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

ELC Technologies ELC Technologies is one of the most experienced mobile, cloud and web application developers globally.

Renewable Funding Renewable Funding has assembled a diverse group of creative professionals from the worlds of finance, technology, energy and politics. Working in multidisciplinary teams, our mission is to develop innovative finance and technology solutions designed to transform America’s economy to clean energy.

New Relic New Relic is the all-in-one web application performance tool that lets you see performance from the end user experience, through servers, and down to the line of application code.

The Clymb The Clymb inspires human-powered adventure by delivering members-exclusive 72-hour sales on premium brands and experiences, hand-picked by our team of fellow enthusiasts and experts.

StickerGiant StickerGiant prints stickers and labels for thousands of customers all over the United States and Canada, and also hosts a fun online sticker store that has over 26,000 designs from bands to sports and everything in between.

Allstate Banners Allstate Banners can turn any occasion into a spectacular event with their custom printed vinyl banner signs. Fast and efficient service at very low prices.

Metal Toad Media Metal Toad Media is a Portland, OR based digital strategy agency. Basically, we build valuable, high-quality and standards-compliant web sites and applications.

AppFog AppFog is a cloud-based hosting service PaaS for Java, Python, Node, .Net, Ruby, PHP, MySQL, Mongo, PostgreSQL, and more.


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. Email us