Free programming workshop

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Women, Underrepresented Groups and Allies



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Django Girls Workshop

Do you want to try programming or are you already excited about coding but are not sure how to begin your journey? Do you perhaps want to try web development and the Django framework? Then, join us on 21st October 2022 at the SES campus in Betzdorf, Luxembourg for a free one-day workshop where you can learn how to program in Python 🐍 and build your own website with Django 🤠!

The event is open for women, other underrepresented groups and allies. 👩‍💻🌈👨‍💻

We believe the tech industry will greatly benefit from bringing more diversity. We want to give you an opportunity to learn how to program in a fun, friendly and engaging atmosphere with experienced coaches whom you can ask questions and who will help you if you get stuck at any point!

Don't wait too long: you can apply for the workshop only until 11st October and celebrate with us the 10th year of the EU Code Week!

Applications are now open!

Application process closes on October 11st and you'll be informed about the outcome by October 17th!

The workshop is free of charge and no prior knowledge is required.
Just put your learning mood on 🤓 and bring your laptop 💻 with you.
We'll cover your meals, and provide you with all you need to make the best of the Django Girls programming workshop experience.
Let's do it! 💪

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FAQ

Do I need to know anything about websites or programming?

No, the workshop is for absolute beginners, as well as for those who have some experience with programming but haven't yet tried Python and the Django framework or web development.

Should I bring my own laptop?

Yes please, bring your own device. There is no computer lab available for this event. Oh, and don't forget your mouse 🐭 and charger 🔌.

Do you provide meals during the event?

Yes, you don't have to worry about anything other than learning, getting confident experimenting with tech and having fun during the event. We'll have all your meals (breakfast, lunch, snacks) prepared and they will be for free.

Who can apply?

The event is open for women, underrepresented groups and allies. Every participant needs to follow the Code of Conduct.

I'm a man and I'd love to attend and learn with you, may I apply?

The event is open for allies of women in tech, including men advocates of equity in the workplace. If you identify as an ally, please apply! We'd be glad to have you. 🤩

I'm not a SESer, may I apply?

Of course, there are spots reserved for external participants. However, the number is limited as the SES campus in Betzdorf is not open to the general public.

What do you mean by underrepresented groups?

Within the framework of this event, we consider as underrepresented, groups whose representation in their profession is significantly lower than their representation in the general population. In this category we include minority groups of the general population as well. Moreover, groups whose representation in tech roles has been historically low are added here. The list includes but is not limited to the following examples: people of color, people with disabilities, people from a lower socioeconomic status, transgendered, non-binary, people of a non-dominant religion, retirees, women in tech, men in a women-dominated professional environment.

As a SESer, do I have to get the day off in order to participate?

If you're participating as a coach, please consider registering the day of the event as a give-back to the community activity. This day will not be deducted from your vacation time, it's an extra day for a good cause. ❤️ If you're participating as an attendee, please discuss this as a training option with your manager. We'd be happy to provide managers with more information on the training material and the importance of the workshop for your personal and professional development.👩‍🚀🌈👨‍🚀

Would English be the coaching language?

We expect the environment to be international, therefore the main language of the event will be English. However, we assume that apart from English some of the coaches may also be fluent in either Luxembourgish or French or German or even your mother tongue. There are relevant questions in the application forms of attendees and coaches to help us make the best possible matches.

What will I learn during the workshop?

Under the guidance of your coach you'll learn the basics of programming in Python. You'll experiment with web development and try the Django framework. You'll get to use tools such as code editors and version control systems, as well as the command line. Don't let the terms scare you, we'll work on this together at the workshop! ✌️

Is there an age limit?

Participants should be at least 18 years old. Exceptions may only be made for children of SESers upon parent's approval for applicants who are 14 years old or older. There's no upper age limit, it's never too late to develop a new skill. We'd love to support you in becoming more tech savvy! 🙌

Will I get a certificate?

Workshops organized in the context of a Django Girls event are not certified trainings. We'll only provide you with a certificate of participation.

Be a Mentor!

Are you a techie? Would you like to share your knowledge and help the newbies get started and others improve their coding skills?
There is no need to be a Python developer or a Django expert to participate. We'll provide you with the workshop tutorial and you'll be ready to guide your team through this cool coding journey. 😎

We'd be delighted if you'd like to join us as a mentor! Just fill in this form or email us.
We owe you a debt of gratitude for supporting our attendees! 🌟

Django Girls

Django Girls Betzdorf is a part of the global initiative Django Girls.
Django Girls is a non-profit organization that empowers women to organize free Python and Django workshops using the open-sourced online, community-enhanced tutorial to curate amazing first experiences with technology. Thousands of people worldwide have already benefited from a Django Girls workshop and the volunteers around the world are unstoppable! Find an event in your region here.

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. 

This workshop is sponsored by SES S.A. 📡 🌍 🛰️

Thank you all so much for your contribution! ✨

 

EU Code Week

This event is organized in the context of the 10th year of the EU Code Week. Let's celebrate together!

 
 

This event is organised by SESers. 

Thank you all for volunteering! 💖

SES Betzdorf campus, image credit to Lennon Cunha @above.lu