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

Build your first website at Django Girls Belfast on the 25th Of June 2016!

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Django Girls Belfast

We want women to experience what it is like to code and work with technology. Our goal is to create a safe environment where women can explore technology.

We are trans-inclusive and welcome all women from all walks of life to enjoy a day of learning. Men are welcome to attend as well. We don't want men out of the IT industry, we just want more women in it.

We take our Code of Conduct very seriously and expect everyone in the workshop to abide to it. You can read our Code of Conduct here

Workshops are free of charge! Applications are now open!

Apply!

If you are female 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. Food will be sponsored by MCS Group

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 be placed on the waiting list, 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. You can come to Farset Labs on the 24th of June between 7pm and 9pm and our coaches will help you install the software. You can also come to any of our Saturday classes to get your software installed. If you cannot make the Friday evening or any of the Saturday classes, we will help you install the software on the day.

Is food provided?

Yes. A small breakfast, lunch and cupcakes 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 Coach aka Mentor!

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a coach! Coach submissions are open. Click here to become a Django Girls coach

We will contact you, but if you'd like to know what is happening with your submission, you can 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].

Saturday Classes

During term times, we offer "Django Girls Tutorial" lessons. These lessons are an add-on to the Django Girls workshop. They are not compulsary and people can choose how many they would like to attend.

Our Django/Python/programming lessons take place between 9:15 and 11:45 at The Belfast Met in the Titanic Quarter.

Classes are free of charge!

Any level of experience will be accepted. We will either help you get started or help you take your Django learning further during these lessons. Our coaches will be available to assist you according to your own level.

How to register attendance

Easy! Just mail us on with the date you'd like to attend and we'll add you to the list.

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

First Quarter Dates:

  • 12 March
  • 9 April
  • 23 April
  • 7 May
  • 21 May

Programme

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

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 the Team

Organisers and Coaches!


Alan Bradley
@gangleri_

Danielle Topping
@dtopping27

Declan Traynor
@declan_traynor

Graham McCalmont

Hannah Matthews

Jennifer Hanratty
@OuiDoll

Jolene Dunne
@jolenedunne

Lana Zwart
@lanazee

Matt Mulhern

Michael Robinson aka Dog

Sean McGurk
@mcgurksean

Simon Hewitt
@tyndyll

Sophie Mills