Ruby Star #2015.2 - Floor Drees - What if you could code all summer long?!

Let’s thank Floor Drees for organizing and teaching Ruby to girls and boys.

Floor Drees - a transplant from the Netherlands (Rotterdam) - started the Vienna.rb meetup in Austria’s capital city two years ago and the meetup celebrates this month the twenty-first get-together reaching three-hundred Rubyists.

Floor has (co-)organized or coached at more than a dozen Rails Girls workshops around Europe helping aspiring lady techies build the first ever web application in Ruby - including:

  • Rails Girls Amsterdam
  • Rails Girls Eindhoven
  • Rails Girls Rotterdam
  • Rails Girls The Hague
  • Rails Girls Leiden
  • Rails Girls Linz
  • Rails Girls Maribor
  • Rails Girls Brno
  • Rails Girls Bratislava
  • Rails Girls Baku
  • Rails Girls Eurucamp

Floor helped kickstart the Rails Girls Summer of Code programm organizing and raising $93.000 in funds to support thirty-two students (ten sponsored teams plus six volunteer teams) in the 2014 edition.

When not organizing Ruby events, Floor organizes - surprise, surprise - Python events and started the PyLadies chapter in Vienna among others.

About Floor Drees

Who’s the Rails girl with the “If anyone ever tells you you put too much Parmesan cheese on you pasta, stop talking to them. You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life.” quote on the blog?

Floor Drees studied Graphics Design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and now lives in Vienna - Austria’s capital city in Central Europe - and likes non-metaphorical bridges and wants to become Neelie Kroes when grown up.