• Free beginners programming workshops for women

    Rails Girls Berlin

  • Rails Girls Berlin “Wall of Fame”

    Carolina Garcia – having age, being a woman and wanting to change profession is difficult

    "Just do it!, it's empowering, helps understanding the world we are in, its fun and its needed, specially to develop free software tools with a social impact."

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What we do

We organize free workshops for women* without prior experience in programming. These workshops are led by skilled Ruby on Rails programmers who are eager to help newbies and to increase the number of women* in IT. During our workshops, we try to create a cozy space where questions are welcome and where there is no pressure nor competition. To accomplish that, we keep the group sizes small and have one dedicated coach per two or three learners.

Join our Workshops

Our free workshops are tailored to learners without prior experience with programming. Come and join us!

Join a Project Group

We encourage attendees to join or form a project group to continue learning. Check out the existing groups!

Try Ruby Online

You can't wait for the next workshop? Get a sneak peek into Ruby and try Ruby online for free.

Workshops 2016

Check out our Blog for past and upcoming workshops. Sign up to our newsletter or find us on Twitter / Facebook to be informed about planned workshop.

Spring 2016

5.3. Code & Cake

20.4. Coach the coaches

23.4. Beginners Workshop

Summer 2016

21.5. Code & Cake

June Coach the coaches

July Beginners Workshop

August Code & Cake

 

Autumn 2016

September Beginners Workshop

Winter 2016

November Beginners Workshop

Success Stories

Carolina Garcia – having age, being a woman and wanting to change profession is difficult

Just do it!, it's empowering, helps understanding the world we are in, its fun and its needed, specially to develop free software tools with a social impact.

Sabine Geithner – What motivated me was that I really enjoyed programming

However, the women I saw coming to programming to one of the Rails Girls workshops and who continued learning and eventually started junior positions were an inspiration for me.

Laura Laugwitz – Take the pressure out of learning and see where it takes you

…especially the tech industry has a responsibility to ensure that we don’t leave marginalized groups behind. I love that there in an awareness about it in the Berlin Ruby community and I am positive that this will spread to many other communities as well.

More Stories

Sponsors and Partners

Each of our events is sponsored by great companies as well. Check them out at the event-pages.
Since we’re always working on future events, any financial support is highly appreciated. If you’re interested in helping us, ping Sabine and Ellen at sponsoring@railsgirlsberlin.de

We are looking forward to hear from you.

Rails Girls

Rails Girls is a global community that organize workshops for women to get into Ruby on Rails. The idea spread all over the world. Check out your city on their website or follow them on Twitter to stay in touch (@railsgirls). If there isn’t any event planned in your city and you feel like organizing one yourself, check out the guides.

DaWanda

DaWanda is the online marketplace for unique and handmade items. All products are handmade with love, and all products can be customized to match your ideas. If you are looking for a great gift for someone you care about, check their online shop, they’re available in several countries! They care about helping women to create their own things.

co-up

co-up is a coworking space located in Kreuzberg providing desks, wi-fi and a friendly atmosphere for independent workers. They host our organization meetings and most of the workshops as well. If you’re working in Berlin, you should definitely check it out, the office is really awesome. Also, they host a lot of other events too, follow them on Twitter (@co_up) to know what’s planned next.

Support Rails Girls Berlin


If you like what we’re doing, you can now support us with a donation. Since our events are free to attend, we need support from sponsors to provide food, drinks, snacks and to celebrate our learning success with an after-party.

You can now become a sponsor as well and help women getting excited about programming.

Thank you for supporting Rails Girls Berlin!

PS: If you don’t trust this form, visit our project page at betterplace.