Conferences 2016

Posted on by Maria

Categories: blog , conferences and news

It’s amazing to see how many people all over the world support Rails Girls Summer of Code. Sponsors, coaches, mentors, supervisors decided to play a part in bringing diversity to IT and help us make our program work. But it doesn’t stop there. Many tech conferences have a hand in RGSoC too.

We encourage our students to attend conferences as part of their scholarship program. We believe that a novice coder can benefit a lot from a good conference, be it learning new things, making new contacts or getting in touch with a larger community.

This year we decided to experiment and don’t make a conference raffle; instead we asked students about conferences they were most interested in and tried to make their wishes come true.

We are very grateful to the conferences and their amazing organizers, who support us this year. It takes lots of efforts to organize a good conference and make it accessible to everyone. We appreciate this a lot!

Here are some of the conferences which generously granted free tickets to our students this year.

Codemotion WARSAWTeam KaUlah

Date: September 15-16, 2016
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Twitter: @CodemoWarsaw
Interested in attending this conference too? Contact us for getting 20% off promo code.

The StrangeLoopTeams JaM and B’More Stunners

Date: September 15-17, 2016
Location: St. Louis, MO, US
Twitter: @strangeloop_stl

EuRuKoTeams RubyCats and joda

Date: September 23-24, 2016
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Twitter: @euruko

RubyConf BrazilTeam Periféricas

Date: September 23-24, 2016
Location: São Paulo, Brazil

GoTo CopenhagenTeam Rookies

Date: October 3 - 6, 2016
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Twitter: @GOTOcph
Interested in attending this conference too? Contact us for getting 10% off promo code or getting involved as a conference volunteer.

Connect.TechTeam MitPal

Date: October 20-22, 2016
Location: Atlanta, US
Twitter: @connect_js

RubyConf PortugalTeams Ruby’s Secret and LoadToCode

Date: October 27-28, 2016
Location: Braga, Portugal
Twitter: @rubyconfpt
Interested in attending this conference? Contact us for getting a promo code.

RubyConf AustraliaTeam Vegemite

Date: February 9-10, 2017
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Twitter: @rubyconf_au
Interested in attending this conference, contributing to the diversity ticket fund or giving a talk? Contact us for more details.

Didn’t find yourself in the list? Exhale! This is not the whole story yet. More conferences are coming soon!