Hi! I am Maartje O'Connor, half Irish, half Dutch. I learned about Rails Girls via my Husband, who is a back-end developer for a long time know and was coaching every Rails Girls event.
I studied Leisure Management and really like to organize events. I prefer events with a little learning aspect or a good cause.
Organizing Rails Girls made me enhusiastic enough to try coding myself as well. I participated Rails Girls October 2016 and try to learn some coding ever since.
I really like the Rails Girls community as well. We have so many enthusiastic coaches, participants and sponsors and everybody is very helpfull towards each other.
Hi! I'm Mariel Venhuizen. I'm a master's student studying organizational psychology at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and freelance as a project manager on events in the startup and innovation community in The Netherlands. I never thought technology was for me, but little did I know, especially considering how much it is a daily part of my life. I was exposed to RailsGirls as an potential way to broaden my network in the country and gain a new skill while doing so.
I attended my first RailsGirls event in Amsterdam and was sold. I enjoyed my experience so thoroughly and met so many awesome people I thought this would be something I would really like to be a part of. Devoting my personal time to experiences and organizations I am fond of has always been a constant in my life and so I thought why not to RG; where not only was I learning something new I was being exposed to so many different, cool people. After attending myself, I encouraged other friends to do so and hearing about their similar experiences made me want to be a part of the magic in organizing a RG weekend. I'm looking forward to seeing our work in action in October!
Hi, I'm Sidney Liebrand and I am a front-end developer with a great passion about web development and I simply love to educate anyone who is interested about what it is to develop the web (or in general even!).
I got involved with RailsGirls soon after landing a job as front-ender (with a Rails back-end), my CTO and I went to a Rotterdam.rb hosted at Firmhouse where I met Abbey, an RG organizer who was looking for coaches to volunteer. At that time I didn't know too much Ruby or Rails but had been working with the technologies for a few months and decided to say yes, I enjoyed the event a lot myself as I was teaching what I love to people with shared interest which I thought was absolutely amazing! Ever since I have been coaching at every RG Rotterdam, being there every time showed me that being part of this event, as a sponsor, participant or coach made an impact. Some of our participants actually help coaching at successive events!
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