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 2nd of June 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:

Our next workshop will take place in Berlin, at Thought Works offices. The evening before the workshop, we will have an installation party at the offices of Moccu

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, snacks and lunch will be served during workshops.

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!
13:00 - Break for lunch
14:00 - Coding, coding, coding!
16:30 - Coffee break
17:00 - More coding!
18:30 - 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].

Sponsors

We wouldn'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]



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.


Ely Flores

Hazem Mashlah

Lusy

Merle Fischer

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 resources you can check out :)

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 arranged by us in January 2015 was actually the second to take place in Berlin was hosted by Hub:raum. Our website for that 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 who also hosted us in June 2017. Our website for that event can be seen here and the photographs can be viewed here.

Django Girls Berlin 5

Our current event is being hosted at ThoughtWorks. Pictures coming soon.