Rails Girls San Francisco 29-30 June 2012

Hello sunny San Francisco!

At Rails Girls, we'll dive into technology and the local community. Welcome to the free, one day crash-course to the to the exciting world of building web applications with Ruby on Rails.

Applications are 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 29th June

6 pm -

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. Hosted at GitHub HQ (GitHub 548 4th street San Francisco, CA 94107)
8.30 pm -

Coach dinner

After the installation party, coaches will be taken to the coaches dinner. The dinner is solely for coaches and organizers. This is a small thank you to the coaches, but we'll also go through the curriculum and things good to know before the workshop

Saturday 30th June

Jumpstart your first web application.

9 - 10 am

Registration, coffee

Rails Girls workshop includes learning the first steps into software craftmanship in small teams.

Along with actual coding, you'll get to hear great lightning talks, learn the language of web and meet other likeminded women.

While we're setting up the program for yet another great day of learning, take a look at Berlin, Krakow & Singapore for a glimpse of what happens during the day.
10 - 10:15 am


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

Designing your web app

By Jessica Allen - @jessicaspacekat
10:50 - 11:10 am


Let's get coding
11:10 am - 1pm


1 - 1:30 pm


1.30 - 1:45 pm

Bentobox - Understanding Web Apps

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

Lighting talks from coaches

Jana Boruta - @janaboruta
Poornima Vijayashanker - "Git on Tracker & Ride on the Rails!"- @poornima
2:30 - 4:30 pm


Extend your application.
17:30ish -


All friends and who wants to join can meet us after the workshop at Tres Lounge (130 Townsend St)


Applications close: June 25th
Acceptances informed: June 26th
Location: (GitHub 548 4th street San Francisco, CA 94107)


Rails Girls San Francisco is co-organized with our awesome partners.

Want to help? We're looking for partners & sponsors! E-mail henrietta(a)railsgirls.com for more!

SoundcloudSoundcloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere.

GithubGithub is version control for software development and so much more. Whether it's a weekend side project, your favorite open source library, a startup destined for glory, or your company's app, GitHub helps everyone work together with tools for easier collaboration and more visibility. Check it out — open source is free!

HerokuHeroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Developers can focus 100% on code and never think about servers, instances, or VMs again. Tens of thousands of developers have already deployed hundreds of thousands of apps to Heroku.

AirbrakeAirbrake collects errors generated by other applications, and aggregates the results for review.

AirbnbAirbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations from around the world.

Sponsorfied is building the worlds largest database of brands, and connecting them with amazing sponsorship opportunities.

KipptKippt makes it easy to save, search and read the information you find on the web.


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 crowd usually is young women in their twenties, but we truly welcome everyone.

Can men attend? Yes, but girls are given a priority as this is a workshop targeted for women. You're welcome to fork the project on Github and create another kind!'

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