Rails Girls Brussels

12–13 October 2018

Learn the basics of web development in 1 day.

What is it?

Rails Girls is a worldwide movement to introduce women to web development, and promote gender diversity in STEM fields.

During one Saturday, students in groups of 2 to 3 are guided step by step by a coach to create their first HTML page, and a simple Ruby on Rails app.

Participants are also invited to come by on Friday evening to install the required bits on their laptop, and to meet & greet the other students and coaches.

The workshop is run by volunteers, and completely free to attend. It is open to women of all age and origin, provided they can come with a laptop.

We take special care to create a safe, welcoming, and enjoyable environment for the students. Everyone, including the organizers and coaches, are expected to strictly adhere to the Code of Conduct.

Apply for the workshop

We just need your name, email, and a bit of information about your level of experience, to help us form balanced teams during the workshop. It will not influence if you are accepted or not.

The event will be held at BeCentral on Friday 12 (18–21h) and Saturday 13 October 2018 (9–17h).

Fill in the application form

Call for Coaches

HTML, CSS, Ruby, and Rails developers: we need your help!

Join us on the 12th and/or the 13th of October to introduce beginners to the wonders of web layout and code.

You don’t need to be an expert. If you can explain to someone how to generate a Rails app, and add a few basic pages, you’re good!

On Friday evening from 18h to 21h, we’ll help students get their laptop ready for the next day, installing Ruby and the Rails gem. Saturday will be dedicated to HTML, CSS, and Rails, from 9h to 17h.

Both days will be held at BeCentral.

Fill in the short registration form

Program

Friday

18h
The staff will help students to install the software needed for the workshop on their laptop. (install guide)
21h
Wrap-up.

Saturday

9h
Breakfast and welcome words.
9h30
We’ll form the students & coaches groups, and perform the last-minute software installs.
10h
First part of the workshop — HTML and CSS. (part 1 guide)
12h
Lunch, and a few words from coding schools & associations.
13h
Second part of the workshop — Ruby on Rails (part 2 guide)
16h30
Wrap-up, and what to do next, for the ones who want to go further.
17h
After-work(shop) drink.

Organizers

Silvana Precup
Silvana

And the Ruby Belgium team

Ana Sere
Ana
Laszlo Arnould
Laszlo
Martin Van Aken
Martin
Sandjiv Parassouramanaick
Sandjiv
Stan Boyet
Stan
Tiago Mendes-Costa
Tiago

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