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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 two one-day workshops for beginners!

It will take place on the 21-22nd of November 2015: two one-day workshops - one in English and one in Hungarian in a weekend. Date of the warm-up party: 20th of November 2015.

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, 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!

Schedule

Friday, 20th November 2015

19:00 - Get to know everybody, meet your team
19:30 - Official opening
20:00 - 21:00 - Warm-up party

Saturday, 21th November 2015, English day / Sunday, 22nd November 2015, Hungarian day

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

Applications are now open!

Registration will be closed on the 25th of October 2015. You'll be informed about acceptance until the 9th of November 2015.

Apply

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?

Although the primary language of programming is English and it's best to learn it in English from the start, this time we provide you a Hungarian workshop as well as an English one. When you apply, you can choose the language you prefer.

I am not living in Budapest, can I attend?

Of course! The workshop is open to anyone who can come to Budapest on the 21-22nd of November 2015.

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! Click the button to fill out an application.

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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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