Free programming workshop for women

Build your first website at Django Girls Bakau!

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Django Girls brought to you by HackathonGirls in partnership with NEF Africa Science Week - The Gambia

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 with a pre-installation evening party a day before!

It will take place in November, 2019 at Khamsys, Behind Elton Gas Station, Bijilo,.

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!

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 35 people, so make sure to fill out the form very carefully!

Applications 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 am not living in Gambia, 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 Bakau or you need assistance with booking flights or hotel in Bakau - 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 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! We believe people learn better when their stomachs are not rumbling and we really do want you to learn! Our fantastic sponsors have helped ensure that we can provide you with food and drinks.

Be a Coach!

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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.

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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


♥ Django Girls Bakau is organized by Juma Baldeh, Mam Binta Njie, Ndey Touray,Mariama Dibba, Annick Faal and Rohey John from HackathonGirls, Banjul

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