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RailsGirls Pia Henrietta Kekäläinen and Floor Drees to Speak at BubbleConf 2013

By Ninh Bui on August 2nd, 2013

BubbleConf: One day of ideas and action with the most vocal minds from tech, design, UX and business.

BubbleConf is a conference for today’s tech startups on design, development and entrepreneurship by Nedap and Phusion. We aim to bring together developers, designers and entrepreneurs from all over Europe to share their knowledge and war stories with one another. With about 400 attendees last year, we hope to see you at this year’s edition in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam on September 27th!

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Being active supporters of the Rails community ourselves, we’re super excited to have RailsGirlsPia Henrietta Kekäläinen and Floor Drees share the stage at BubbleConf. They’ll be talking about their efforts into getting more women interested in tech via their code workshops all around the world.

Pia Henrietta Kekäläinen

Pia Henrietta Kekäläinen
Pia Henrietta Kekäläinen is an enthusiastic wonderer who can’t stay still. She launched Pioneers Festival to success in it’s first year, played a crucial role in taking Rails Girls to the global community it is today, received the Ruby Hero award on behalf of Rails Girls, has built the startup ecosystems in both Vienna and Helsinki and founded mehackit for kids. Her background is in business, gastronomy and diplomacy, she’s lived in a handful of places, she is an alumni of the exponential Singularity University GSP13 and is on a mission to save the world. She also enjoys soaking into Zen, yoga, climbing, running, sailing, anything outdoors and wine with friends.

Floor Drees

Floor Drees
Floor moved from Rotterdam to Vienna almost two years ago. After working as a community manager for over 5 years she missed ‘making stuff’. She started learning Rails and Ruby in August last year and is now confident with CSS and Rails (and PHP). Nowadays she organises Rails Girls events, works as a tech reporter for and a developer evangelist at AND is the co-organizer of vienna.rb, the Ruby user group in Vienna. She’s interested in anything that touches education, teaching programming to beginners, getting more women in tech and generally the startup sphere. She blogs a lot too.


Buy your tickets now

We’re currently still offering tickets against an early bird discount! With only a few more weeks remaining until BubbleConf takes place, be sure to get your tickets in time to enjoy this discount.