The aim of Rails Girls is to provide tools and a community for women to understand technology, and to build their ideas. This is achieved by by providing a great experience on building things and by making technology more approachable.
Learn sketching, prototyping, basic programming and get introduced to the world of technology. Rails Girls was born in Finland, but is nowadays a global, non-profit volunteer community. Founded by Linda Liukas and Karri Saarinen. The first event, held in Helsinki in November 2010, got over 100 interested girls signed-up for the workshop.
Since then the free events have expanded to Shanghai, Singapore, Tallinn, Berlin, Krakow and many more attracting thousands of girls to the world of web building. Until now, the only Rails Girls event currently being held in the UK, is all the way down in London.
The weekend event is free and open to all enthusiastic girls and women. Rails for Girls wants to empower girls to build the capacity and acquire the tools to conquer the last online frontier.
In August 2016, Rails Girls will be coming to Manchester for the first time. During the free 1.5-day workshop you’ll dive into the magical world of web development with Ruby on Rails. With the help and guidance from coaches, you will create a real web application in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The workshop is being jointly organised by CodeUp UK and the North West Ruby User Group, and will be held here at MadLab.
Applications are open until the 15th July, and you can apply here.