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If you are a female 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 16th of May 2015 in the Prezi Workshop Area.

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 and there's no age limit. It is a great opportunity to begin to program in a friendly environment.


Apply for a pass!

If you are a woman, speak English, are in or around Budapest 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.

As a workshop attendee you will receive free training to learn to build websites. You'll be able to meet other women and make connections to continue your progression creating your ideas on the internet!

Don’t wait too long - you can apply for a pass only until the end of April!

We have space only for a limited number of applicants, so make sure to fill the form very carefully!

Schedule

Friday, 15th May 2015

18:30 - Get to know everybody, meet your team
19:30 - Official opening & lightning talks from community members
20:00 - Installation party: Install required software on your laptop
21:00 -Wrap up

Saturday, 16th May 2015

9:00 - Doors open
9:00 - Breakfast & coffee
9:30  - Workshops kick off
13:00 - Lunch on us, talks from our sponsors
14:30 - Back to coding
18:00 - Wrap up
18:30 - After party

Applications are now closed.

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!

What's the language of the workshop?

We believe that the primary language of programming is English, so it's best to learn it in English from the start. The tutorial is in English too, but we'll have a few Hungarian-speaking coaches as well as English-speaking ones. If you'd feel more comfortable working with a Hungarian coach but you're able to read the tutorial, we encourage you to apply! You don't have to understand the technical terms yet, the coaches are there to explain them :)

I am not living in Budapest, can I attend?

Of course! The workshop is open to anyone who can come to Budapest on May 16th.

What is the format of the workshop? What if I have trouble keeping up?

You will work in a small group of just 3 attendees. A coach will be assigned to each group, and your coach will work closely with you throughout the day to help with any problems that you may have. You will work at your own pace, assisted by your coach, so you don't need to worry about keeping up with the entire workshop.

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.

Am I too young/old to apply?

No! We have no upper or lower age limit for the workshop. We feel that women of any age can be highly motivated to learn and succeed in this field. All applications will be considered according to criteria similar to those described here.

Is food provided?

Yes, snacks and lunch will be served during workshops.

Be a Coach!

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a coach!

Applications are closed for the May workshop. If you'd like to help us as a coach in the future, drop us a line! [email protected]

Django Girls

Django Girls Budapest 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 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]

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