Upcoming Events?

  1. Bandera, TX, USA, April 2019
  2. Perth, Australia, May 2019

Rails Camps are becoming regular fixtures in countries like Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Denmark and Poland. It would be awesome to see more happen elsewhere. Rails Camps happen because people make them happen. People like you.

Bandera, TX, USA, April 2019


The evening of Friday, April 5th, 2019


The morning of Monday, April 8th, 2019


At the Twin Elms Dude Ranch in Bandera, Texas. Close to San Antonio.

Can I Come?

Absolutely. Everyone is welcome. Buy a ticket!

Opportunity Tickets

Depending on how many scholarship sponsors and applicants we receive we'll either be able to help pay for your whole ticket or just a portion of it. Apply regardless and we'll keep you posted. Apply now!


April temps in Bandera range in:

82° - 60°F (Americans)

27° - 15°C (Everyone else)

What to Bring
  • Light clothes
  • Laptop
  • Camera
  • Chargers
  • Toothbrush & Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Earplugs
  • Pillow and Pillow case
  • Pillowcase
  • Medications
  • Libations
  • Snacks
  • Anything you can't get offline (download in advance)
More Information

See https://us-south.rails.camp/ for more details.

Perth, Australia, May 2019


Starts on the afternoon of Friday May 10th, and runs until midday on Monday 13th.


At the Woodman Point Recreation Camp, in Perth, Western Australia.

Can Haz?

Please do come along! Tickets are available now

What to Bring
  • Clothes
  • Bathers (if you want to swim)
  • Laptop
  • Camera
  • Chargers
  • Toothbrush & Toiletries
  • Earplugs
  • Powerboard
  • Your alcoholic beverages of choice (bus will stop at shops)
  • Any medications you take regularly
  • Snacks that you can’t live without (bus will stop at shops)
  • Any data, files etc that you’d normally rely on getting from the Internet
  • Bedding (a pillow, blanket, sheets and a towel) will be provided
Get Involved

Follow @railscamp_au on Twitter for updates, and the Rails Camp Google group is where you’ll find announcements and discussions about projects, hardware, software, board games etc.

Previous Events

Hobart, Australia, November 2018
California, USA, August 2018
Brisbane, Australia, May 2018
Georgia, USA, May 2018
Melbourne, Australia, November 2017
Colorado, USA, September 2017
Darwin, Australia, May 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand, February 2017
Gold Coast, Australia, December 2016
Comrie Croft, Scotland, Autumn 2016
USA, Alturas Lake, Stanley, Idaho, August 2016
Adelaide, Australia, July 2016
USA, The Catskills, NY, April 2016
Wellington, New Zealand, March 2016
Canberra, ACT, Australia, December 2015
Northern California, USA, September 2015
  • At Camp Jack Hazard, just three hours east of Sacramento in the beautiful Stanislaus National Forest.
Sydney, Australia, June 2015
Auckland, NZ, Jan 2015
Perth, Australia, Nov 2014
Brisbane, Australia, May 2014
Mt. Cheeseman, New Zealand, 2014
  • At Mt Cheeseman, a couple hours from Christchurch, New Zealand.
Yarramundi, NSW, Australia 2013
Bryant Pond, ME, USA, 2013
Cologne, Germany, 2013
Melbourne, AU, Jun 2013
Wellington, New Zealand 2013
Port Sorell, Tasmania, Australia 2012
  • At Camp Banksia, 20 minutes drive from Devonport or 1 hour drive from Launceston.
Bryant Pond, ME USA, June 2012
Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia, June 2012
Mt Cheeseman, New Zealand, February 2012
  • At Mt Cheeseman, a couple hours from Christchurch, New Zealand.
Adelaide, Australia, January 2012
  • At Woodhouse, Piccadilly, just outside of Adelaide, Australia.
Cercedilla, Madrid, Spain, Nov 2011
Hamburg, Germany, Oct 2011
Bryant Pond, ME, USA, Aug 2011
Lake Ainsworth, AU, Jun 2011
  • 130 people
  • cabins between Lake Ainsworth and the Pacific Ocean
  • presentations on git, gems, APIs and more
  • excellent coffee at Snapper's Corner
Wisła, PL, Apr 2011
  • At Przedwiośnie, 2 hours out of Kraków.
  • Approximately 60 people from Poland, Germany, England
  • Wrote daily 4000 lines of code (including 2600 while drinking), which test coverage is at 100%.
  • Drank 40 liters of Club Mate.
  • Eaten 50 kilograms of pizzas.
  • Eaten 120 sausages.
  • Drank 20 liters of vodka.
  • Got 250 euro from a deposit for returned beer bottles.
Wellington, NZ, Mar 2011
  • Approximately 44 people from all over Australia and New Zealand
  • An average of over 10 cups of coffee per person.
  • sessions on coffeescript, engines, web servers, Vim and more.
  • fireside chats and peaceful surrounds
  • Lots of hacking on Refinery, Rails Quest and others.
Perth, AU, Nov 2010
  • Approximately 120 people from all over Australia
  • 15 minutes drive from Perth's CBD
  • kegs of beer
  • sessions on freelancing, mental health for developers, rvm, git, iPhone dev and more
  • fireside chats
  • many excellent hacking projects
Stowe Vermont, USA, Sep 2010
  • Approximately 34 people from all over New England
  • session on Agile Development headed by Dan Pickett
  • The Seer managed to wipe out the entire village.
Canberra, AU, Apr 2010
  • Approximately 120 people from all over Australia
  • 10 minutes drive from Canberra's CBD
  • kegs of beer
  • sessions on vim, Carpets for Communities, CoffeeScript and more
  • Andrew Grimm vs. Michael Jackson
  • heated debate on the future of Railscamp
West Greenwich, RI, USA, Mar 2010
  • Approximately 40 people from all over New England
Melbourne, AU, Nov 2009
  • 130 people from all over Australia
  • Down by the beach
  • sessions on MacRuby, being a better Rails coder, testing with Cucumber, Shell Show & Tell, Vim, Warden, Kanban and more
  • Brains Hacking
  • Mob-driven Refactoring of Gistory
  • An Amphitheatre
Margate, Kent, UK, Oct 2009
Bryant Pond, ME, USA, Jul 2009
Gold Coast QLD, AU, May 2009
Piccadilly SA, AU, Nov 2008
Naumburg, DE, Nov 2008
  • 20 people from Germany and Finland
  • sessions about Cucumber, CouchDB, Agile Development, Factory Girl and more
Svendborg, DK, Oct 2008
Downe, Kent, UK, Aug 2008
Kariong NSW, AU, Jun 2008
Bacchus Marsh VIC, AU, Nov 2007
  • 40 people
  • 15 bottles of wine
  • 15 cases of beer
  • picturesque backdrop
  • hungover hiking
  • sessions on Ruby Cocoa, Git, Rspec, SCRUM and more
  • half a dozen Ruby projects
  • 1 leather man-kilt
Somersby NSW, AU, Jun 2007

Rails Camp Runs

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