Rails Girls Utrecht

Hello World! Hallo wereld!

Rails Girls Utrecht 2014 is a wrap!

Thank you so much for joining us, it was awesome!

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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 coaches, volunteers and sponsors! Shoot us a mail.

Friday 27th March

18.30 - 18.45


18.45 - 19.15


19.15 - 19.45

Presentation Firmhouse

  • Jeroen van Baarsen: In 30 minutes what you are going to do in a day
  • 19.45 - 20.30


    Installing Rails with the help of our lovely coaches!

    Saturday 28th March

    08:30 - 09:30

    Registration & breakfast

    During the morning we’ll install Ruby on Rails on your computer (if you haven't done so the previous evening) and please join us for breakfast!
    09:30 - 10:00


    After our delicious breakfast, we'll be starting the day with some games!
    10:00 - 10:20


    We will teach you some 'tech talk', using the Bentobox exercise.
    10:20 - 11:15

    Introduction to ruby

    Let's get coding! Tryruby.org
    11:15 - 13:00

    Hands-on, minds-on learning!

    Jumpstart your first web application
    13:00 - 14:00


    14:00 - 14:45

    Lightning talks from our coaches

  • TBA: Inspire, our great location!
  • Hester van Wijk: Rails Girls Summer of Code
  • Melanie Keatley: GIT
  • Daan van Berkel: Model-View-Controller
  • Miriam Tocino: How I landed a job in tech!
  • 14:45 - 16:30

    Second part of the workshop

    Extend your application



    Location: Inspire ( Oudenoord 174, Utrecht Google maps)
    Applications open: Appications closed
    Applications close: March 20
    Acceptances informed: March 21

    What do they say about us?

    Rails Girls Utrecht. My first coaching experience
    Miriam Tocino 04.4.2015

    It really happened: Rails Girls Utrecht
    Lieke Boon 30.3.2015

    Our awesome sponsors:

    Inspire Inspire helps organizations to innovate with technology. Our solutions, such as web applications and mobile apps, make people smile. Throughout the process of conceiving, developing, launching and maintaining innovative technology, we always maintain an intense focus on our clients and their end users. Only when the solution has truly made a difference for them do we feel good about our work.

    Firmhouse Firmhouse builds strong foundations for new ideas. Working in small, remote teams, they rapidly design and develop prototypes that gather meaningful data on new ideas — data used to make informed decisions on new products and businesses. From small experiments to MVPs, Firmhouse helps people get their ideas up and running. Firmhouse combines client work with their own products like intercityup , which makes Rails server management a snap.

    Inspearit Inspearit. In a world dominated by an increasing number of systems and software inspearit is helping customers to better manage for business value through IT. We are an independent advisory and training firm of 170 professionals and are focused on allowing companies to manage their IT assets more effectively and to bridge the everlasting gap between business and IT. For 25 years, we have been delivering high-level training, coaching and consultancy services to best-in-class companies worldwide. inspearit is well-known for its edge in IT architecture & strategy, cyber security, agile and scrum, process improvement and quality assurance.

    Fourstack FourStack designs, builds and hosts web based solutions, with a focus on quality, security and maintainability

    Gitlab Gitlab is open source software to collaborate on code. Manage git repositories with fine grained access controls that keep your code secure. Perform code reviews and enhance collaboration with merge requests. Each project can also have an issue tracker and a wiki. Used by more than 50,000 organizations, GitLab is the most popular solution to manage git repositories on-premises. And on GitLab Cloud you can host unlimited public and private repositories for free.

    Brightin Brightin is a team of designers and developers making beautiful web- and mobile apps.


    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.