Upcoming Events?

  1. New Zealand, Mount Cheeseman, February 2017
  2. Australia, Mount Bundy Station (Darwin), May 2017

Rails Camps are becoming regular fixtures in countries like Australia, 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.

New Zealand, Mount Cheeseman, February 2017

When

Starts on the afternoon of Friday February 24th, and runs until midday on Monday 27th.

Where

At the Mt Cheeseman Ski Lodge (map), near Christchurch, New Zealand.

Can Haz?

Please do come along! Tickets are available now for NZ$289.

What to Bring
  • Clothes
  • Laptop
  • Camera
  • Chargers
  • Powerboard
  • Toothbrush & Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillowcase
  • Earplugs
  • Any medications you take regularly
  • Snacks that you can’t live without
  • Any data, files, etc that you need — there will be no Internet and no mobile phone coverage
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Darwin, Australia, May 2017

When

Starts on the afternoon of Friday May 5th, and runs until midday on Monday 8th.

Where

At the Mount Bundy Station, close to Darwin in the Northern Territory.

Can Haz?

Please do come along! If you'd like to register, you can either book a bed or a tent spot, which will cost you AU$300 or AU$250, respectively. But places are limited in both cases, so don't wait too long to reserve a spot!

What to Bring
  • Clothes
  • Laptop
  • Camera
  • Chargers
  • Toothbrush & Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Earplugs
  • Powerboard
  • Pillowcase if you so desire
  • Any medications you take regularly
  • Snacks that you can’t live without
  • Any data, files etc that you’d normally rely on getting from the Internet
  • If camping, tent, mattress, sleeping bag, towel, etc
  • If not camping, all linen is provided (towel, pillow, sheets, blankets)
Please Note

Please be aware that we will not be providing alcoholic beverages at Rails Camp Darwin as part of your ticket purchase.
There is a bar in the camp ground that will have drinks for sale, and you are welcome to BYO into the camp as well.
As always, we ask that you drink responsibly, and be respectful of those that do not wish to imbibe

Get Involved

Previous Events

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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