Rails Girls Wellington Sat 16th & Sun 17th May 2015

Kia ora!

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

We are running a workshop during the weekend of May 16 & 17.

All of the material is available for you to learn at home by yourself but Rails Girls offers a casual and friendly environment to learn with others and a good tutor to student ratio to help get past some tricky areas.

Applications are closed for 2015! Sign up for our email list and we'll let you know when we hold another workshop.

You learn designing, prototyping and coding with the help from our coaches. We introduce you to Ruby on Rails as one of the open-source web developing frameworks.

You need your own laptop, curiosity and a sprinkle of imagination! Very very limited laptops available to loan for the weekend - please indicate on your application form if you need one.

Want to help? Send us an email if you'd like to be involved - email us.


How much does the workshop cost? Nothing, it's free! You just need to be excited!

Who is this aimed at? Rails Girls Wellington is open to all those who identify as women or girls with basic knowledge of working with a computer. Currently, we are only taking people who have already left school, as we will be holding a separate school aged event.

Can men attend? Yes, but you need to be accompanied by an interested lady. Also, girls are given a priority.

Do you have a code of conduct? Yes - it is here. We expect attendees, coaches, and sponsor representatives to behave respectfully to make sure everyone has a great time.



9:00 - 9:30

Registration and coffee

Pick up your schwag bag, and have some coffee.
9:30 - 9:40


Jess, Kelly, Rachel and Rose will take you through housekeeping and a rough plan for the weekend ahead.
9:40 - 10:40

Installfest + Try Ruby

Install Rails on your computer - once you're done, try out programming with Ruby.
10:40 - 12:00


Rachel Collingridge - Bentobox exercise
Genevieve, Merrin and Rob - Github
Amelia Laundy and Gabrielle Young - EDA
Brenda Wallace - My career and open source
12:00 - 12:45


Eat some tasty foods from the great people at Food Envy.
12:45 - 13:30

The Robot Game

Instruct a human robot to get_cupcake.
13:30 - 16:30

Make an App

Go through the Rails Girls app guide to create your own Ruby on Rails app.
16:30 - 16:45

Wrap up

Finish up for the day and hear a bit about tomorrow.


9:30 - 10:00

Coffee and mingling

Hang out with your new friends, drink some coffee.
10:00 - 11:00

Welcome, talks, and break for the day

Get ready for the day!
Talks from Rachel Collingridge about imposter syndrome and Nick Johnstone about his sonic pi project.
Learn about the two streams you'll break into - Ruby or Front End.
11:00 - 12:30


Wanna go deeper into the mysterious magic that is the Ruby programming language! This is for you! Hosted by the radiant Roger Nesbitt.


11:00 - 12:30

Front End

Become a HTML, CSS and Javascript ninja master! Hosted by the ever effervescent Eoin Kelly. *stealthily throws ninja stars*
12:30 - 13:30


More tasty foods. Omnomnomnomnom.
13:30 - 16:30

Continue with Ruby or Front End stream

Or switch to a new one. Or hang out. Whatever! It's your weekend! But we'd like it if you learnt some cool things :)
16:30 - 17:00

Wrap up, sponsor talks

Phew, what a day. You did good.
17:00 - 18:30


Have some beverages and finger food, meet sponsors, and hang out with your new friends. Let your hair down. Or don't. We believe your hair orientation is not super important to your ability to party.


Enspiral Dev Academy - Level 2, 275 Cuba St


Rails Girls Wellington has been made possible with the generosity and support of our sponsors.

If you're interested in helping us make this event as amazing (and regular) as possible, get in touch with us at jess@3months.com

2015 Sponsors

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