Free programming workshop for women

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Django Girls

Django Girls is a non-profit organization that wants to bring more women into the wonderful world of programming and technology. We're organising a free, one-day workshop for beginners that will teach you how to create a website using Python and Django.

It will take place on 5th of October 2019 in Berlin

We believe that 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 part of the technology community!

Workshops are free of charge.

Workshop location:

We are thrilled to announce that MotionLab will be hosting us for our next edition of Django Girls Berlin.

Applications are now closed but please join our mailing list to hear first about our next event!

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!

I am not living in Berlin, can I attend?

Of course! If you are able to make it to Berlin, workshops will be in English, so if you have no trouble with speaking and understanding English - you 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 Python and Django installed before workshops, but it is not necessary. We will make sure that one of our coaches will help you out with this task.

Is food provided?

Yes. Thanks to our sponsors, breakfast, snacks and lunch will be served during workshops.

Can I bring my children?

Yes! We will be offering childcare to those that require it, more details will follow via email after the application deadline

Schedule for the workshop days

Friday - Installation Party:

19:00 - Doors open - start installing right away!
20:30 - More installing, talking,...
21:00 - Goodbye, see you tomorrow!


Saturday - Workshop Day:

09:00 - Doors open
09:30 - Workshops kick off!
12:30 - Break for lunch
13:30 - Coding, coding, coding!
15:30 - Coffee break
16:00 - More coding!
18:00 - Wrap up and head to a bar

Django Girls

Django Girls Berlin 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 gihub: github.com/DjangoGirls.

If you want to bring Django Girls to your city, drop us a line: [email protected].

Django Girls Berlin Partners

We couldn't be here without the support from amazing people and organizations who donated money, knowledge, space and time to help us make this a reality. If you want to contribute and support our goal, please get in touch: [email protected]

Sponsors



Coaches

During the workshops you'll work in small groups of 3 women. Each group will be tutored by one coach who will be experienced members of Django community who volunteer their time, knowledge and energy for Django Girls.


Dori Czapari
@doriczapari

Evgeniia Ryzhova

Lusy

Marie Dedíková
@mddemarie

Rosamund Mather
@spookytofu

Ute Bracklow

Keep learning!

We hope that you enjoyed and were inspired by the workshop, to help you keep learning we have added some great meetup groups and you can find a bunch of links to further tutorials here. Good luck! :)

Open Tech School Berlin

This is a community initiative offering free programming workshops and meetups to technology enthusiasts of all genders, backgrounds, and experience levels. They have a python specific meetup in Berlin called Python Co-learning which you can sign up for on their Meetup page. You can also find all their learning resources here.

PyLadies Berlin

PyLadies aims to provide a friendly support network for women and a bridge to the larger Python world. To find out and sign up for their meetups check out their Meetup Group. You can also fin all their learning resources here.

Women Who Code

They envision a world where women are proportionally represented as technical leaders, executives, founders, VCs, board members, and software engineers. To find out about meet-ups and hack evenings check out their Meetup Group. You can also find all their learning resources here.

Organisers of Django Girls Berlin

Past Django Girls Berlin Events

Django Girls Berlin 1

The first edition of Django Girls Berlin took place in January 2015, hosted by Hub:raum. It was actually the second workshop to take place in Berlin, after the first ever DjangoGirls was hosted by Europython in 2014. The website for our event can be seen here and the photographs can be viewed here.

Django Girls Berlin 2

Our second event in Berlin was arranged only a few months after our first in September 2015 and was hosted by Wimdu. Our website for that event can be seen here and the photographs can be viewed here.

Django Girls Berlin 3

We took a longer break to arrange our third event which happened in August 2016 and was hosted at Wikimedia offices. Our website for that event can be seen here and the photographs can be viewed here.

Django Girls Berlin 4

The fourth Django Girls Berlin was organised in co-operation with Amazon in June 2017. Our website for that event can be seen here and the photographs can be viewed here.

Django Girls Berlin 5

Our last event was hosted by the wonderful ThoughtWorks. Pictures can be seen here.

Django Girls Berlin Rules

Follow Up 2019

Thank you to all of the sponsors, coaches, organisers, and attendees who made our 2019 event a huge success. We taught 56 women new and exciting skills, and it was our first ever event with all women coaching.

Thank you,
Philli, Lisa, Magda, Sarah, Lena, Katharina, and Valeria
Django Girls Berlin

Django Girls 2019 Flickr Photo Album