General

A Conversation About Coaching

Last month, the Rails Girls Berlin organizers team had a retreat in the beautiful Brandenburg countryside and were kind enough to invite us, Sergio and Marie, to join them. Both of us have been coaches in the beginners workshops some times, and among the many interesting discussions we all had during those days, we discussed […]

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Helping others to understand coding

Programming is hard. However, teaching programming is even harder. This blog post will show you various methods to make programming and computers more accessible for people who want to understand tech from a less theoretical angle. My experience with this topic stems from both Rails Girls Berlin workshops as well as various classes I’ve taught […]

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Lisa

Rails Girls Berlin “Wall of Fame” This a series of interviews with women, who have made their way into coding. Check out their stories, get inspired!   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 […]

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Linda Bergen

Rails Girls Berlin “Wall of Fame” This a series of interviews with women, who have made their way into coding. Check out their stories, get inspired!     I was unhappily working in marketing which was not intellectually stimulating enough for me. I need to be challenged, and to be able to learn something every day. […]

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Rebecca

Rails Girls Berlin “Wall of Fame” This a series of interviews with women, who have made their way into coding. Check out their stories, get inspired!   People can very easily kill your motivations but the truth is: it’s never too late, you are never too old to learn something new, do something completely different or […]

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Carla Drago

Rails Girls Berlin “Wall of Fame” This a series of interviews with women, who have made their way into coding. Check out their stories, get inspired!   Find supportive communities. Find experienced people who you respect and who can mentor you. Expect it to be difficult – programming requires a LOT of mental fortitude. Don’t be […]

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Lucie Höhler

Rails Girls Berlin “Wall of Fame” This a series of interviews with women, who have made their way into coding. Check out their stories, get inspired!     Sometimes, it feels like I’m getting paid to solve puzzles! Which is great. Programming is creative, requires an eye for detail and gets me in this state of […]

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Next level: Study Groups

When it comes to the continuation of learning to code after a Rails Girls Beginners Workshop, the Berlin community is kind of trailblazer. We have some of the longest standing project groups (Ruby Monstas, Rubycorns ) and the Summer of Code emerged from this amazing community. We have come to a point where the Ruby User […]

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Happy Birthday Rails Girls Berlin!

Happy birthday to us! #birthdayrails pic.twitter.com/KAk20am5hA — Rails Girls Berlin (@railsgirls_bln) April 23, 2016 Rails Girls Berlin is now 4 years old and what could be better than a Beginners workshop to celebrate this? Yes, nothing. 🙂 So we invited over 70 attendees and 30 coaches on 23.4. to dive with us into coding at HTW Berlin. […]

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

Rails Girls Berlin “Wall of Fame” This a series of interviews with women, who have made their way into coding. Check out their stories, get inspired!   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. Name: Carolina García […]

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