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.
The biggest obstacle is at the same time sometimes a motivating one: there is a lot to learn and there is always more. So the first step is to make learning a habit. You will always learn new things so it is crucial that you don’t discourage yourself if you don’t know something. You just have to learn it.
Sponsors and PartnersEach 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to hear from you.
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.
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.
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Over 150 years ago, Ada Lovelace, history's first programmer, proved that computer science and women are outstandingly well-matched. The University of Applied Sciences in Berlin offers a full-time bachelor program specifically for women in Computer Science and Economics. The program is based on the latest innovative learning and teaching methods, for example practical project work and hackathons as well as e-learning and compact courses
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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!
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