Free programming workshop for women

Build your first website with Django Girls Austin!

December 12, 2015

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Django Girls Austin

Would you like to learn about how to build websites, but don’t know where to start? We’re hosting a free workshop to teach 40 women how to build websites from scratch.

Join us December 12, 2015 at Rackspace in Austin, Texas for a workshop where you'll learn about programming, meet other motivated women, and ultimately build your own website.

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 laptop and have a sufficient understanding of English to follow our English-language tutorial.

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.

We are trans-inclusive and encourage applications from all women and non-binary people.

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

As a workshop attendee you will:

  • attend a one-day workshop during which you will create your first website
  • get to build a Django app and get an idea of what you can do next
  • be fed by us!

We have limited space, so make sure to apply soon!

Become a participant

Applications are now closed.

Do I need to know anything about websites or programming?

No! Workshops are for beginners. However, if you have a little bit of technical knowledge (i.e. you know what HTML or CSS are) you should still apply!

I do not live in Austin, can I attend?

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

Should I bring my own laptop?

Yes, we expect you to bring your computer with you. It is important for us that you be able to take home everything you’ll write and create during workshops.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

You'll need to have Python, Django, and a couple other things installed, but we'll help you with that.

Is food provided?

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

How do I get to the venue?

We'll post more information about that once we've confirmed everything with our space.

Is the venue accessible?

Yes, Rackspace is fully ADA compliant. Service animals are welcome, and there is a large grassy area for them.

Can I participate if I have low vision or am hard of hearing?

While we do not have any special facilities for attendees who are Deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or have low vision, our coaches will use text-based communication if it will help you.

Will there be a quiet room available?

Yes, there is a mothers' room and a quiet room.

I need an accommodation not listed here.

Please send us an email at [email protected] so we can work out a plan with you!

Why are you doing this?

Because we want to get more women involved in technology!

Meet the organizers!


Barbara Shaurette
@bshaurette

Rebecca Kindschi
@rebeccakindschi

Sara Gore
@saradgore

Coaching

Applications for coaches are now closed.

Django Girls

Django Girls Austin is a part of bigger initiative: Django Girls, a non-profit organization that helps women organize free, one-day Django workshops. Events are organized by volunteers all over 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: [email protected].

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]

Meet your coaches!

Thanks to all of our wonderful coaches for volunteering their time to help with Django Girls ATX!


Ally

Andrea Anaya
@drayantelo

Carlos Marin
@ingcma

Constanze Kratel
@stanzikratel

Dave Fecker

Jessica Deaton
@__deatz__

Jimmy Bradshaw

Juliette Seive
@julietteseive

Kate MacInnis
@mathdancing

Marjorie Foley

Megan Will

Shannon Sutlief
@sharronsutlief

Shwetha