Free programming workshop for women between the ages of 18 and 100

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Django Girls

If you are a female between 18 and 100 and you 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 20th February 2016 in Belfast at Farset Labs, Weavers Court, Linfield Rd, Belfast BT12 5GH, 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!

Workshops are free of charge! Applications are now closed , but keep and eye out for our next event or e-mail us on [email protected]!

Apply for a pass!

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

We are trans-inclusive and welcome applications from ALL women.

As a workshop attendee you will:

  • attend one-day Django workshops during which you will create your first website
  • Meet people from the industry and learn more about programming
  • be fed by us - during the workshop

We have space only for 30 people, so make sure to complete the form very carefully!

Applications are now closed

If you would like to attend our next event, or get involved in organizing or helping out, please contact us on [email protected]

What is Django?

Django is a coding tool that allows you to build web sites using the Python programming language.

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!

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 food provided?

Yes. Snacks and lunch will be served during the workshop.

Is there going to be an exam or test?

No! Our aim is to introduce you to the world of programming and technology in an environment where you'll feel safe to learn and explore at your own pace.

Are Django Girls workshops only for females?

No! All genders can apply. We don't want to get men out of programming; we just want to bring more women in.

Be a Mentor!

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a mentor! Our mentors spaces have been filled for the 20th February 2016, but if you'd like to mentor for the next event or get involved in any other way, please contact us on [email protected]

Django Girls

Django Girls Belfast 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: [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]

Programme for 20 February 2016

This is just a rough schedule to give you an idea of what the day might look like

Start time Between 8:30 and 9:00 am

Cupcake time About 11 am

Lunch time About 12:30- 13:00

Coffee/Tea time About 15:00

End time Between 17:00 and 18:00

Meet the Team

Organisers and Coaches!


Alan Bradley
@gangleri_

Declan Traynor
@declan_traynor

Graham McCalmont

Lana Zwart
@lanazee

Matt Mulhern

Michael Robinson aka Dog

Sean McGurk
@mcgurksean

Simon Hewitt
@tyndyll

Sophie Mills