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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!

It will take place on Febuary 22, 2020 at the Arlington Career Center in Arlington, Virginia.

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 lunch is provided. Don't wait too long: you can apply for the workshop only until January 22, 2020!

Apply for the workshop!

If you are a woman, know English and have a laptop, you can apply for our event! You don't need to know any technical stuff – our workshop is for people who are new to programming.

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

We have space only for 60 people, so make sure to fill out the form very carefully!

Schedule

Friday, February 21: Day before workshop

  • 16:00 Start of optional drop-in installation party
  • 20:00 End of optional drop-in installation party

Saturday, February 22: Workshop Day

  • 08:30 - Doors open, workshop registration
  • 09:00 - Introduction to the workshop and group photo
  • 09:30 - Workshop starts
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • 13:30 - Workshop continues
  • 16:15 - Wrap-up and thanks
  • 16:30 - End of workshop
Everyone/group will be working on the tutorial at their own pace. We will have breaks sprinkled throughout the day for food and rest.

Venue

This workshop will take place at the Arlington Career Center, which is located at 816 S Walter Reed Dr, Arlington, VA 22204.

Applications are now closed.

The application process closed on January 22, 2020 at 11:59pm and all applicants will be informed about acceptance or rejection by Febuary 1, 2020. If you would still like to attend, please email us at [email protected] and we might be able to figure something out. :)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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, and that knowledge will be very helpful!

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

Of course! Workshops are open to anyone in the area - so you should apply. However, we can't offer any sort of financial aid towards transportation, so take that into consideration.

Should I bring my own laptop?

Yes, if you can. However, we do have some hardware available if you need it.

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.

That said, we are hosting an optional installation "party" the day before the workshop (February 21, 2020) so that you can hit the ground running when you come on Saturday!

Is food provided?

Yes! Snacks and lunch will be provided during the workshop.

More questions?

Check out the Django Girls FAQ for questions about the Django Girls. Or, email us at [email protected] for event-specific questions.

Be a Coach!

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a mentor! Fill out this form 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

These are our wonderful mentors! If you are interested in coaching, fill out this form or contact us at [email protected].