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Django Girls

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 and a half day workshop for beginners!

It will take place on 13th and 14th of May in Cape Town.

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!

Workshop Schedule

Friday 13th - Installation Party

  • 4:00pm-4:30pm - Meet and Greet / Registration
  • 4:30pm-06:30pm - Installation party
  • 06:30pm-7:00pm - Drinks

Saturday 14th - Workshop Day

  • 08:30am-09:00am - Registration
  • 09:00am-09:30am - Introduction to workshop
  • 09:30am-10:30am Workshop Session 1
  • 10:30am - 10:55am - BREAK (Snacks)
  • 11:00am - 13:00pm - Workshop session 2
  • 13:00pm - 14:00pm - Lunch
  • 14:00pm - 15:15pm - Workshop Session 3
  • 15:15pm - 15:30pm - Refreshments
  • 15:30pm-16:30pm - Workshop Session 4
  • 16:30pm - 17:00pm Lightning Talks / Thanks / Wrap up

Applications are now closed!

Application process closed on Sunday, May 1st. You'll be informed about acceptance or rejection by May 3rd (or sooner)!

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.

Can I apply if I don't live in Cape Town?

You are more than welcome to apply if you don't live in Cape Town. However, we are not able to offer transport or financial assistance.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

It would be helpful to have Django installed before workshops, but we wouldn't expect you to install anything on your own. We will have an installation party on the afternoon of the 13th where coaches will help you install everything you need.

Can I still apply if I'm a guy?

You can still apply if you are a guy but strong preference will be given to females .

Is food provided?

Yes. Thanks to our sponsors, food and beverages will be provided throughout the workshop.

Be a Coach!

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a coach! Contact us on [email protected] if you are interested.

We will contact you :)

Django Girls

Django Girls Cape Town 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

Our Amazing Coaches


Brad Whittington

Brandon Labuschagne

Kaitlyn Crawford

Leonard Botha

Milton Madanda

Pierre Hugo

Saeed Marzban

Wessel Jacobs

Yaseen Hamdulay

We thank all our coaches for volunteering their time to take part in this awesome event!

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