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You visited a Rails Girls Workshop and now want to join a project group to really learn the way of the code? Or maybe you recently coached at a workshop and now want to do it on a regular basis! If that's the case, this little app is just the one for you!

An overview of who meets when, where, with whom to work on what.


Please take a look at our Guidelines to Contributing in CONTRIBUTING.MD

Code of Conduct

You can learn about our Code of Conduct online or in the repo

Just some general information:

Ruby version 2.5.x

Rails version 5.1.x

Make sure you have ImageMagick installed.

In Terminal run (OS X):

brew install imagemagick

On Ubuntu/Debian, you can run (or with the package manager of your choice):

sudo apt-get install imagemagick

You also need to install postgres tools on Ubuntu/Debian:

sudo apt-get install libpq-dev

Get the code

Get the code from this repo

git clone

Run locally

Get all the secrets:

cp config/secrets.yml.sample config/secrets.yml

Install all the gems

bundle install

Spice up the database

bundle exec rake db:migrate

Note: if running the migrations alters the schema.db file with changes such as unneccessary linebreaks and spaces, and you have not created any of your own migrations to specifically modify it, it's best not to commit the schema file. You can delete the modified file from your local copy by running git checkout db/schema.rb

Get some data

bundle exec rake db:seed

Run the server

bundle exec rails s

et voilá

Run all the tests

bundle exec rspec

Catch emails locally

config/environments/development.rb contains a few lines on how to setup MailCatcher so you can check the emails you sent locally.

Git: branches

Note: you will need permission from rubycorns in order to push your branches to this repository. Until you have been granted permission, please fork this repository, and create a branch from your fork.

Create new branch (you should be in the directory of the project)

git branch Name_of_your_branch

Switch to the newly created branch (the same if you need to change to the branch that already exist)

git checkout Name_of_your_branch

Or for lazy people like Tobi (does both steps at the same time):

git checkout -b Name_of_your_branch

Push the new branch to the repository (with some commits or just "bare" branch)

git push --set-upstream origin Name_of_your_branch

Delete local branch

git branch -D Name_of_your_branch

Git: commit your changes

Make changes, then

git add -A

Tell the others what you did

git commit -m "description of changes"

Off to GitHub

git push

Make a pull request

  1. Select your branch on GitHub.
  2. Click 'Pull Request'.
  3. Write a little summary of what you did and alert people if you need help. before merging.
  4. When you merge and close your branch, please make sure to include a ridiculous gif.


We are hosted by Uberspace. The app runs at

To deploy, run:

git push production master

this will push the current version of the master branch from your local repository to production, run bundler and precompile the assets if necessary, and restart the server.

To set this up, first make that you have ssh access to the production server. If this command works, then you have ssh access. If not, ask someone of the Rubycorns to give you access.

ssh echo itworks

Then in your local repository, add a git remote for production:

git remote add production

That should be it.

Troubleshooting deploy

The scripts that are run after a push are in the deploy directory. See also for more info.

In case this doesn't work though, ssh into server and try to restart the daemontools service:

svc -t ~/service/ror

If the app is not working, there might be an error on startup (e.g. a missing gem), and daemontools tries to start it again and again. Check with e.g. ps fuxwww if the pid of the thin server constantly changes. If that is the case, try to stop the service with

svc -d ~/service/ror

then start it manually to see the errors on the console, with


or follow the contents of that file to see what it is actually doing. Once fixed, run

svc -u ~/service/ror

to start the service in regular mode again. See for more info (in german).

Other useful things and places to look at:

  • use $ pgrep -fl thin to check if only one thin process is running. If there are two kill the one with the constant pid $ kill pid so the new thin can start
  • check the service log for weirdness $ tail -n 100 -f /home/ror/etc/run-ror/log/main/current


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