This past weekend I’ve been involved in RailsGirls Milan, a two days workshop where girls can learn to code with Ruby on Rails (and make friends and party a bit!). It was a great experience meeting >60 enthusiast women willing to learn to code (and an honour to be the coach coordinator).
The event was organized by the great team of Girls in Tech Italy, in particular kudos to Gaia and Anna – they even managed to involve two Github developers (who flew in directly from Silicon Valley: thank you Rachel and Mu-An!).
Finally, I have to thank the team of coaches: they were simply great. I am already looking forward to working with them again.
We need more events like this one, where real, hands-on experience meets great enthusiasm and passion.