Coaching at RailsGirls London, December 2015

It was a privilege to once again be a coach at Rails Girls London this weekend.

It’s an event where women can learn the basics of Ruby (one of the programming languages that we use) and create a simple app in a day.

From their website:

Rails Girls aims to open up technology and make it more approachable for girls and women. The weekend event is free and open to all enthusiastic girls and women.

Rails is one of the key technologies that we use at Echoleft, and it’s important to all of us that there is a strong, vibrant and diverse community of people that contribute to it and use it.

I met a few people that had applied because a friend or colleague had attended in the past and recommended it. There were also beginners from previous events that had come back to be coaches this time around after successfully developing their skills even further, some even changing career. These are both huge endorsements not only of the coaches and the value that you can get out of them, but the exellent organisation by the team that put it together.

A few more tweets from the event:

https://twitter.com/mikekrzywinski/status/673177229472473088