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Blau und pink auf schwarzem Grund

Die »Rails Girls« setzen sich für mehr Frauen in der Informatik ein und geben Workshops zum Programmieren Anfängliches Durcheinander im fünften Stockwerk des Kulturzentrums Beta-Haus in Kreuzberg. Einige der rund 20 Frauen sitzen noch auf Sofas, andere schon an ihren Computern. Wie jeden Montagabend treffen sich hier die Programmiererinnen der Gruppe »Ruby-Monstas«. Dann geht das […]

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Informatik ist keine Zauberei

Frauen sind in der Berliner IT-Branche stark unterrepräsentiert. Können Förderung und Programmier-Workshops daran etwas ändern? Sophie Kuna ist mit ihrer selbsterstellten Webseite zufrieden. Gemeinsam mit anderen Frauen entwickelte sie die Seite an nur zwei Tagen auf einem Programmier-Workshop der feministischen Gruppe »Rails Girls«. »Die Angst, etwas nicht zu können, wurde ich schnell los«, sagt Kuna. […]

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Rails Girls Berlin is growing up

Rails Girls Berlin has existed since its first workshop in 2012. So far, we’ve organized more than 30 workshops with more than 1200 learners. From within our community, great projects such as speakerinnen.org, rorganize.it and diversitytickets.org have developed. Additionally, projects like Rails Girls Summer of Code, ClojureBridge Berlin and Heart of Code are partially built […]

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Rails Girls Berlin wird erwachsen(er)

Seit dem ersten Workshop im Jahr 2012 gibt es in Berlin die Initiative Rails Girls. Wir haben über dreißig Workshops veranstaltet mit über 1200 Teilnehmenden. Aus unserer Community sind so tolle Projekte entstanden wie speakerinnen.org, rorganize.it und diversitytickets.org. Aber auch der Rails Girls Summer of Code, ClojureBridge Berlin und die Heart of Code sind unter […]

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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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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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EuRuKo 2015 – Join the crowd

We already know that the Ruby community is probably our favorite programmer’s community. They (and I’ll include the Rails Girls learners here as well) care about diversity, the sharing of knowledge and, let’s be honest, many of ‚em value a good cat or unicorn Picture. But above that, we were already able to give away […]

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Maren Heltsche – getting convinced I really can learn to code

Rails Girls Berlin “Wall of Fame” This a series of interviews with women, that have successfully made their way into coding. Check out their stories, get inspired! Meet Maren, a freelance data scientist, who via Rails Girls Berlin Google Group found fellow students and coaches and formed the Ruby Monsters project group. In March they […]

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