Free programming workshop for women

Learn programming from scratch and build your first website at Django Girls workshop 2017 in Aba!

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Django Girls Aba

Are you a woman who is interested in learning how to build websites but don't know where to start? We bring you good news: we are holding a workshop for beginners!

The workshop is aimed at training 45 women on the basics of programming and building a website. Beginners are totally welcome; all you need is to come with a laptop, loads of curiousity and smiles. We promise a relaxed coding environment.

The two-pronged workshop kicks off on 18th, August, 2017 with the pre-installation party and wraps up on 19th, August, 2017 with the main workshop. Both events would be happening at Rhema University in Aba.

We believe the IT industry will greatly benefit from bringing more women into technology. We want to give you an opportunity to learn how to program and become one of us – women programmers!

Don't wait too long, we have few slots: you can apply for the workshop only until 1st August 2017!

Workshop schedule

Friday, 18th August 2017 - Installation Party

  • 15:00 Registration
  • 15:30 Install party starts
  • 17:30 Install party ends

Saturday, 19th August 2017 - Main workshop

  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Opening remarks
  • 9:15 Workshop starts
  • 12:30 Panel Session
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Workshop continues
  • 17:00 Wrap-up, closing remarks, group pictures, networking

Applications are now open!

Application process closes on August 1st and you'll be informed about acceptance or rejection by August 8th (or sooner)!

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Do I need to know anything about websites or programming?

No! Django girls workshops are for beginners. You don’t need to know anything about it. However, if you have a little bit of technical knowledge (i.e. you know what HTML or CSS are) you still can apply!

I am not living in Aba, can I attend?

Of course! Registration is open to all, however if you live outside Aba, you should be able to cater for your transportation and accomodation costs as we might not be able to do so. In the case where you really want to attend but can't help it due to financial constraints, send us a mail at [email protected] explaining your situation and we would offer help if we can. Note however that financial support is not guaranteed.

Should I bring my own laptop?

Yes. We have no hardware, so we expect you to bring your computer with you. It is also important for us that you will take home everything you’ll write and create during workshops so you can continue practicing afterwards.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

It would be helpful to have Django installed before workshops, but we wouldn't expect you to install anything on your own. We will make sure that one of our coaches will help you out with this task.

Is a Django Girls workshop good for total beginners?

Absolutely!!! Don't let the impostor syndrome hold you back from attending. You would get to meet beginners like you as well as experienced programmers who would guide you through the process of building your first website. You also have a chance to connect with the Tech network that would help you in your coding journey.

Is food provided?

Yes. Thanks to sponsors, food and refreshments would be made available during the workshops to enable you code better.

Be a Coach!

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a coach! Contact us if you're interested ❤️ and we would get back to you.

Django Girls

This workshop is a part of bigger initiative: Django Girls. It is a non-profit organization and events are organized by volunteers in different places of the world.

To see the source for the program find us on Github: github.com/DjangoGirls.

If you want to bring Django Girls to your city, drop us a line

Coaches

Meet our awesome coaches!!!

Sponsors

We couldn't be here without the support from amazing people and organizations who donated money, knowledge and time to help us make this a reality. If you want to contribute and support our goal, please get in touch