Free programming workshop for women

Build your first website at Django Girls event in Columbia MD!

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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 Saturday November 9th at 10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044 (near Columbia Mall). Door will open for participant at 8am. Workshop starts at 9am.

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 and if you cannot afford coming to Columbia MD but are very motivated to learn and then share your knowledge with others, we may have some funds to help you out with your travel costs and accommodation.

Apply for the workshop!

If you are a woman, know English and have a laptop (or can borrow one), 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

Applications

Register

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 do not live in Maryland, can I attend?

Of course!

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 we 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 sponsors, snacks and lunch will be served during workshops.

Can I help?

Yes! We are looking for coaches and sponsors (see below).

Yes! We also need people who can help decorate the room, greet the participants, etc. Contact us at [email protected] or fill this form.

Schedule

7 am  - Volunteers: Setup & decoration
8 am  - Participants arrive, breakfast, coffee, tea
9 am  - Workshop starts
12:30 - Lunch
1:30  - Workshop continues
6 pm  - Socializing

Become a Coach!

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a coach! Contact us at [email protected] or fill this form if you're interested ❤️

Django Girls

This workshop 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

Coaches

Join these awesome people as Django Girls coach! Contact us!


Marjeta Cedilnik

Michael Hans

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 it touch at [email protected].