Free programming workshop for women

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Django Girls?

If you are a woman and you want to learn how to make websites, we have good news for you: we are holding a one-day workshop for beginners!

We believe that 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 - female programmers!

The workshop is free of charge to eligible participants. It is a great opportunity to begin to program in a friendly environment.

Apply!

If you are a woman, you speak English and have a laptop - you can apply for a pass! You don’t need to know any technical stuff - the workshop is for people who are new to programming.

Django Girls?

Goed nieuws voor alle meiden die willen leren hoe ze zelf een website kunnen maken: op 25 juni 2016 organiseren wij een workshop voor beginners!

De workshop is gratis, duurt de hele dag, en vindt plaats in Amsterdam. Wij geloven dat het enorm belangrijk is voor (niet alleen) de IT-industrie als er meer vrouwen zouden meedoen in de techniek, en daarom geven wij jou de mogelijkheid om te leren programmeren en te overwegen het verschil te maken!

De workshop is gratis.

Doe mee!

Ben je een vrouw of meisje, kan je Engels, heb je een laptop en kun je op 25 juni in Amsterdam zijn? Dan kun je je hieronder opgeven. Technische achtergrondkennis is niet nodig - de workshop is bedoeld voor beginners.

Applications are now closed.

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Do I need to know anything about websites or programming?

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

I don't live in Amsterdam, can I attend?

Of course! While the workshop will take place in Amsterdam, applications are open to anyone who is able to come to Amsterdam on June 25th. The workshop will be in English, so if you have no troubles with speaking and understanding English - you should apply. If you can't make it the 25th of June, you can also join the smaller Meetup held around 6 weeks later here.

What is the format of the workshop? What if I have trouble keeping up?

You will work in a small group of just 3 attendees. A coach will be assigned to each group, and your coach will work closely with you throughout the day to help with any problems that you may have. You will work at your own pace, assisted by your coach, so you don't need to worry about keeping up with the entire workshop.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

It would be helpful to have Django installed before the workshop, but we don'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.

Am I too young/old to apply?

No! We have no upper or lower age limit for the workshop. We feel that women of any age can be highly motivated to learn and succeed in this field. All applications will be considered according to criteria similar to those described here.

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 be able to take home everything you’ll write and create during workshops.

Be a Coach!

To make the workshop a success, we also need coaches. Therefore, we'd be delighted if you would want to sign up as a coach! You can do this here.

If you have questions, just e-mail us at [email protected]

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

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

Django Girls

Django Girls Amsterdam is part of a 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.

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: [email protected]