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Django Girls

Are you are a Female and want to learn how to make websites? We live in a world that technology keeps growing rapidly and transforms many people lives. We use it every day, but not all of us know how to shift from consuming technology to producing it. If you are a woman and are interested in diving into the world of the internet with us, we have good news for you: we are holding a one-day workshop for beginners!

This workshop is aimed at total beginners. You don't need to know anything about programming to participate. You just need to bring your own wifi-enabled laptop on Friday evening the 10th of August, 2018 and all day Saturday 11th, August, 2018 and have a sufficient understanding of English to follow our English-language tutorial. It will take place at the Bank of Ghana Auditorium, University of Ghana in Accra πŸ‘©β€πŸ’».

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!

Workshops are free of charge and if you cannot afford coming to Accra but are very motivated to learn and then share your knowledge with others, we may have some funds to help you out with your travel costs and accommodation.

You'll work through a tutorial in small groups of three with a coach, so you'll be able to learn at your own pace.

Apply for the workshop!

As a workshop attendee you will:

  • attend a one-day Django workshop during which you will create your first website
  • be fed by us: during our event, food is provided
Don't wait too long: you can apply for the workshop only until 11th July, 2018

We have space only for 30 Ladies, so make sure to fill out the form very carefully!


Schedule

Meet us at the (Bank of Ghana Auditorium, University of Ghana) in Accra.

Friday, 10th August: Installation Party! 🎊

  • 2:00 pm - Introductions and lightning talks.
  • 2:30 pm - Installation starts!
  • 3:15 pm - Introduction to CMD and Python!
  • 4:00 pm - Party's over. Go rest and get some sleep!

Saturday, 11th August: Workshop Day! 🎊

  • 7:30 am - Arrival
  • 8:00 am - Breakfast
  • 8:30 am - Lightning talks from Sponsors and the Python Ghana Community
  • 9:00 am - Workshop Begins
  • 11:00 am - Morning break(15mins)
  • 1:30 pm - Lunch (30mins)
  • 3:30 pm - Wrap-up and Thanks

Applications are now open!

Application process closes on July 11th and you'll be informed about acceptance or rejection on the 16th July (or sooner)!

Register Here!

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 Accra, can I attend?

Yes, you can! We welcome people from all over. 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.

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 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 Django girls Accra good for a total beginner?

Absolutely! The workshop is designed for beginners who ar interested in technology and want to learn how to code

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.

Become a Coach!!

We need some lovely coaches to help us make this event happen! You don't have to be a Django pro but having experience is always a plus!

If you have any questions just email us and we will be happy to help you out.

Applications will close at 8pm on Monday 8th July.

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a Coach! APPLY HERE if you're interested ❀️

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 Our 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.