Beginners Workshop

26th & 27th October 2018

Let’s dive into Coding <3

Rails Girls Berlin want to give total beginners the opportunity and a community to start learning the technology to build their ideas and continue coding.

The Beginners Workshop is a hands on introduction to Rails. The workshop has a main focus on women with no previous Ruby on Rails programming experience and who want to be able to build their own applications. The program of the workshop includes an overview of the Rails framework and a practical exercise in which attendees will be guided by coaches through the application building process.

We provide a completely different learning environment in order to not only support but also further motivate women who want to code, but don’t have the right environment to do so. We also aim to establish a community, so it’s not a once in a life-time event, we want to help women code and encourage them to continue coding.

No previous knowledge is required to attend this workshop.

The first steps of learning how to program can be difficult. Our goal is it to help you with these first steps. We want to show you that programming is fun and creative and that there is a wonderful community that will support you.

We are looking forward to see you <3


Lerne Programmieren <3

Unser Beginners-Workshop steht im Zeichen von Ruby on Rails, mit dessen Hilfe du deine erste kleine Webapplikation erstellen wirst. Es wird in kleinen Gruppen gearbeitet, die von einem Coach geleitet werden. Du kannst und sollst jederzeit Fragen stellen! Abgerundet wird das Programm durch Talks zu verschiedenen Themen rund um das Programmieren.

Es sind keine Vorkenntnisse nötig um teilzunehmen.

Ziel unserer Workshops ist, dir den Einstig in die Welt der Programmierung zu erleichtern und Spass daran zu wecken. Du musst nicht alles direkt verstehen, lass dich nicht entmutigen. Wir von den Rails Girls Berlin möchten dir zeigen, dass es gar nicht so schwer ist, loszulegen und dass es eine tolle Community gibt, die dich bei deinen ersten Schritten unterstützt.

Wir freuen uns auf dich <3



Application Start: October 2nd

Application End: October 10th

Confirmation Mails: October 14th

Apply here

I want to help as a coach! 

Register as Coach

Coach the Coaches:
Date: 23rd of October from 7 – 8:30 pm
Location: Co.up
Adalbertstraße 8, 10999 Berlin

(Not a barrier-free location)

Location Installation Get-together:

Wonder Coworking

Ground floor,
Prenzlauer Allee 186, 10405 Berlin

(There is a children playing room available -without a babysitter.)
(Barrier-free? Yes, although the toilets are unfortunately not barrier-free.)
(Dogs not allowed.)


Location Workshop Day:

Curated Shopping Group (Modomoto)

Blücherstraße 22, 10961 Berlin
Hof IV, Aufgang IV
1st Floor

(Barrier-free? There is an elevator to the office, but toilets are not barrier-free. Please don’t hesitate to contact us per mail if you need more information.)
(Dogs allowed on the location, but please bring your dog only if they are very quite and do not disturb everyone. Also be considerate and respectful about other people’s fears and write us an email in advance if you are going to bring your dog.)


Friday, October 26th – Installation Get-together

18:30 – 20:30 Installation Get-together
Install all programs for the workshop and say hello to other attendees and coaches
(Lerne deine Mitstreiterinnen kennen und installiere in gemütlicher Runde alle notwendigen Programme für den Workshop.)


Saturday, October 27th – Workshop Day

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee & Registration
We are happy to welcome you. You will find your group and coach and make yourself comfortable
10:30 – 11:00 Welcome
Welcome Talk by Rails Girls Berlin
11:00 – 13:00 We will get into Ruby with you
We will give you an introduction to webapplication basics
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Lightning Talks
15:00 – 18:00 Coding in groups
You will dive into building your first web application. But don’t forget that your brain needs breaks every once in a while
18:00 Closing Workshop Day

Note: This schedule is still to be confirmed. Please check this site again before the day of the workshop.



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  • Is this workshop for beginners only? Yes! If you want to know more about how we choose attendees, check out our FAQ
  • I signed up for the event, am I automatically accepted to attend? No, unfortunately not. Since we have limited space, we will have to choose the people accepted to attend. You will get a confirmation mail if you are selected and a rejection or waiting-list email if you’re not. As we have limited space for this event, please do let us know if you can not attend. We can then give the free spot to someone else.
  • How can I prepare for the workshop? You have to install rails. If you have difficulties doing that, please write us. It is important that the installation problems are solved BEFORE the beginning of the workshop, that’s why we always organise an installation get-together before every beginner’s workshop! You can also try ruby with This is a little tutorial on Ruby, the basis of “Ruby on Rails”. Listen to the little foxes and take it as a game. Enjoy it, take your time and do not worry if you do not understand everything. It is just for you to get some sort of basic feeling for this new and strange language. Most important is to have fun, get intrigued by what you are doing. The rest will come at its own pace. If you have questions you really want to have answered: Write them down and ask your coach on Friday or Saturday.
  • What should I bring for the workshop? You will need a laptop (and don’t forget your power cable). If you don’t have one of those, let us know! That way we can try to arrange one for you. We also ask all of you to bring some food for yourself and your new friends to share.