Free programming workshop for women

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

27 Oct. 2018.

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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 27 Oct. 2018 at IBI Training Center, DISCOVERY MALL, 215 Konoko Street, off Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Wuse 2, Abuja, Nigeria.

There will be an install fest a day before the main workshop at IBI Training Center, DISCOVERY MALL, 215 Konoko Street, off Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Wuse 2, Abuja, Nigeria.

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 – rockstar programmers!

Schedule

Friday 26th October, 2018

  • 16:00 - 19:00 Install Fest (Installation Party).

Saturday 27th October, 2018

  • 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 open!

Application process closes on Oct. 10th, and you'll be informed about acceptance or rejection by Oct. 14th (or sooner)!

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!

How will the workshop work?

We have a Friday evening installfest to get your computer set up. Then Saturday we'll build a project using Django, HTML & CSS. You'll work in small groups and we'll have plenty of tutors on hand to help if you get stuck.

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 create during the workshop.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

No! We'll be having a Friday evening installfest with coaches on hand to help.

Is Django Girls for women only?

Men can apply and are welcome at Django Girls events. However, women are given priority.

Is food provided?

Yes. Thanks to our sponsors, snacks and lunch will be served during the workshop.

I don't live in the area, can I attend?

Of course! At this time we are not able to offer travel scholarships, however.

Why are you doing this?

Because we want to get more women involved in technology.

Coaches

These are our super awesome and talented Django Girls Abuja Coaches!


Atodoga James Akoh
@akohrr

Bashir Hamza
@Bamoohaa

Blessing Michael Akpan
@interactive_bee

Chinwe Ogbujah
@chi_phoenix

Edidiong Eko
@edidiong_eko

Efoseh Fachano
@GalEfo

Egbosi Kelechi
@egbosikelechi

Godfrey Umoru
@GESUdeMAYOR

Jennifer Kwentoh
@jennifazor

Lawal Deborah
@lawaldeborah810

Mmadu Manasseh
@_Mensaah__

Mopah Shewuri
@mopilo

Nnamdi Okoro
@nnamdei

Oluwafunmito Odefemi
@funmitoblessed

Raji Abdulgafar
@mrgaphy

Raliyah Adamu
@Raliyah_Em

Sammie Akpata
@sammiebliss

Samuel Omole
@ajeboDeveloper

Sylvernus Akubo
@silva_codeX

Timothy Ebiuwhe
@@timothy_ebiuwhe

Tochi Precious
@tochiprecious3

Be a Coach!

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a coach! Drop us a line at [email protected] if you're interested ❤️

Can I be a coach if I am not a woman?

Yes! While the workshop prioritizes women participants, we welcome men who support the mission of Django Girls to apply to be a coach.

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

Meet the Organizers!

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 via [email protected]