The Science Park of Udine all dressed in red for Rails Girls
Rails Girls arrived to the Science and Technology Park of Udine on 5 and 6 June 2014. Born in Finland, the format Rails Girls was created by the Digital Entrepreneur Linda Liukas to teach women the fundamentals of computer programming.
In less than 4 years the format has been exported to more than 170 cities all around the world, arriving for the first time in Udine thanks to the efforts of Friuli Innovazione, an organization committed to supporting and fostering female entrepreneurship in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region.
Rails Girls aims at teaching web developing to women with the open source framework Ruby on Rails. Participants learn in a day and a half how to create a web app from scratch, helped by some volunteer coaches who help them to build their app with a simple approach.
The response to this initiative of the "tech girls" of Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto was loud and clear - said Claudia Baracchini of Friuli Innovazione - These women have expressed their desire to enter the world of programming both for personal interest and to have more opportunities in the job market"