Free programming workshop for women

Come learn the basics of programming and build your first website at Django Girls 2017 in Abuja!

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Django Girls

If you are a woman and want to learn how to make websites, we have good news for you: we are holding a one-day workshop for beginners! You need no prior coding knowledge!

It will take place on 21 January, 2017 at Enspire Incubator, 3rd Floor NEPZA HQ, 2 Zambezi Street, Maitama, Abuja.

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!

Schedule

Friday 20th January - Install party

  • 14:00 Install party starts
  • 19:00 Install party ends

Saturday 21st January - Workshop day

  • 07:00 Workshop registration and Breakfast
  • 08:15 Introduction to the workshop
  • 08:30 Workshop starts
  • 12:30 QnA/Panel session with some superwomen in tech
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:45 Energiser
  • 14:00 Workshop continues
  • 16:00 Wrap-up, Thanks and Group Pictures!

Applications are now closed!

Our application process was originally open till December 31st, 2016 but we have received so many applications already that we had to close the application process. We apologise if you were not able to register for this workshop. Keep checking our website as there may be other workshops coming up soon.

Register

Do I need to know anything about websites or programming?

No! 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 Abuja, can I attend?

Yes, you can! We welcome people from all over. Note however that we are unable to provide transport or accommodation support. If you will not be able to attend without support, you might be unable to participate in the workshop. Who knows Django Girls might be coming to your location next??! Do go ahead to register if you are really interested, then shoot us a mail at [email protected] explaining your circumstances and we will see what we can do. Please be aware that this is not a guarantee of support!

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.

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. In fact, that is what our pre-install party helps you with!

Is a Django Girls workshop good for a total beginner?

Totally! Asides what you will learn, the workshop is a good place to meet many interesting people in the industry and find inspiration.

Is food provided?

Yes! We believe people learn better when their stomachs are not rumbling and we really do want you to learn! Our fantastic sponsors have helped ensure that we can provide you with food and drinks.

Why is it important to attend the pre-install party the day before workshop?

It is super important to us that you have a chance to participate fully in the workshop and learn as much as possible without the stress of avoidable problems. In order to avoid them we would want you to join us during the pre install party! You'll not only get to have all the required software ready for the workshop but also meet your coach and fellow participants while sipping and nibbling! It will make you feel relaxed and prepared for your first adventure with programming!

Be a Coach!

A great shoutout to all the awesome folks who have volunteered to be coaches for our workshop! We have all the coaches we need now. You can still volunteer to coach for Django Girls Makurdi and Osogbo though. To coach at Django Girls Osogbo please sign up here To coach at Django Girls Makurdi please sign up here

Django Girls

Django Girls Abuja 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

These are our super awesome and talented Django Girls Abuja 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 it touch