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Django Girls

Are you a woman who wants to learn how to make websites but don't know where to start? We have good news for you: we are holding a one-day workshop for beginners! This workshop is aimed at total beginners. You don't need to know anything about programming to participate. You just need to bring your willingness to learn and some curiousity

It will take place on 8th and 9th of September, 2017 at VENUE, Abakaliki, Ebonyi.

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 Ebonyi but you 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. Don't wait too long: you can apply for the workshop only until August 21st!

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.

Schedule

Meet us at Venue, Abakaliki, Ebonyi state.

Friday, 8th september - Install Party/Registration

  • 14:00 -> Install Party/Registration starts
  • 17:30 -> Install Party/Registration ends

Saturday 9th September - Workshop day

  • 8:00 -> Breakfast
  • 9:00 -> Introduction to the workshop / Workshop starts
  • 12:30 -> Lunch
  • 13:30 -> Continue with workshop
  • 15:50 -> Refreshments - Coffee, tea and cakes
  • 16:00 -> Workshop Continues
  • 17:00 -> Wrap-up, Thanks and Lightning Talks!

Applications are now open!

Application process closes on the 31st of August and and we have slot for only 35 females. Hurry! and apply now

AS a workshop attendee you will:

  • Attend a one- day Django workshop durin which you will create your first website
  • Be fed by us. During our event, food is provided. Thanks to our awesome sponsors
  • 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 am not living in Ebonyi, can I attend?

    Of course! Workshops will be in English, so if you have no troubles with speaking and understanding English - you should apply. If you need financial aid to get to Ebonyi or you need assistance with Accomodation - let us know. We are willing to help you!

    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 and Python 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.

    Why is it important to attend the Pre-install Party?

    You'll have a chance not only to get all the required software ready for the workshop but also meet your coach and your group members. It will make you feel relaxed and prepared for your adventure with programming! in the industry and find inspiration.

    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.

    Be a Mentor!

    We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a Coach or mentor! Fill in the form here. We will get back to you. Thanks!

    Django Girls

    Django Girls Ebonyi 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

    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