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Django Girls

If you are a woman and 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 March 3rd, 2018 at 8th Light in Chicago.

We believe 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 – women programmers!

Workshops are free of charge. Don't wait too long: you can apply for the workshop only until February 25th, 2018!

Apply for the workshop!

If you are a woman, know English and have a laptop, you can apply for our event! You don't need to know any technical stuff – our workshop is for people who are new to programming.

As a workshop attendee you will:

  • attend a one-day Django workshop during which you will create your first website
  • be fed by us: during our event, food is provided

We have space only for 30 people, so make sure to fill out the form very carefully!

Applications are now closed

Thank you to everyone who applied!

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.

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.

Is food provided?

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

Coaches

These are some the awesome people mentoring at the Django Girls Cihcago Workshop!


Aly Sivji
@CaiusSivjus

Anish Krishnan
@aykrishnan

Cemile Biyiktay
@cgtb_dizayn

Chris Sinchok

Christina Yang

Dan Fuchs
@fajpunk

Divya Sasidharan

Kevin Boers
@kevbo

Kevin Trainor
@_KevinTrainor

Lindsey Brockman
@WowLB

Meg Ford
@__m_22__

Michael Ward

Rachael Lunney

Shelby Heinecke

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