Free programming workshop for women in Edinburgh

29th November 2014

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Django Girls Edinburgh

Django Girls is a non-profit organization that wants to bring more women into the wonderful world of programming and technology. We're organising a free, one-day workshop for beginners that will teach you how to create a website using Python and Django.

It will take place on 29th November at CodeBase in Edinburgh

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 part of the technology community!

Workshops are free of charge and if you can’t afford to come to Edinburgh, but you are very motivated to learn and share your knowledge with others, we may have some funds available to help you out with your travel costs and accommodation. Don’t wait too long - you can only apply until 1st November!

Apply now!

If you are an English speaker and have a laptop, you can apply! You don’t need to know any technical stuff - workshops are for people who are new to programming.

We have space for 35 attendees only, so make sure you fill the form in carefully! Men can apply too, but priority will be given to female applicants.

Applications for Django Girls Edinburgh are now closed.

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 Scotland, can I attend?

Of course! Workshops will be in English, so if you have no trouble speaking and understanding English - you should apply. If you need financial aid to get to Edinburgh or you need assistance with booking flights or hotel in Edinburgh - let us know. We are willing to help you and we may have some funds available to assist with travel and/or accommodation!

Is food provided?

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

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 Python and 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 helps you out with this task.

Am I too young/old to attend?

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.

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 to the same pace as the entire group.

Where is CodeBase?

Argyle House
3 Lady Lawson St
Edinburgh
EH3 9DR

Be a Coach!

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a coach! Fill in the application form here and we will contact you :)

If you have any questions about coaching, please drop us an email at [email protected].

Django Girls

Django Girls Edinburgh is 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 gihub: 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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