Would you like to learn about how to build websites, but don’t know where to start? Learning how to code can seem like an impossible task so we’ve decided to put on a workshop to show female programming-beginners how it can be done, and get them excited about the world of technology.
Join us on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July 2017 for a free two-day workshop at Fishburners at The Capital on Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia where we'll be giving attendees the chance to learn about programming and to ultimately build their own website.
Django Girls Brisbane is a crash course that is aimed at complete beginners. You don’t need to know anything about programming, we just expect you to bring your own laptop, to be able to commit the evening of Friday 28th July and all-day Saturday 29th July and to have a sufficient understanding of English so you’re able to follow our English tutorial.
We believe that the IT industry and society as a whole will greatly benefit from bringing more women into technology. After all, the more women who can code, the more we are able to create technology that will suit our needs. More women in technology means that technology can more accurately reflect what we want out of it. We want to give you an opportunity to learn how to program and become a programmer!
Friday, 28 July 2017
18:30 - Installation party: Install required software on your laptop
20:00 - Official opening & talk by Jessica Blomfield from Coworkally
20:30 - Have some drinks and get to know everybody
21:30 - See you tomorrow!
Saturday, 29 July 2017
9:00 - Light breakfast & coffee
9:30 - Workshops kick off
13:00 - Lunch on us
14:30 - Back to coding
18:00 - Wrap up
We have been overwhelmed with applications and the process is now closed for this round. Stay tuned for the next!
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 Brisbane, can I attend?
Of course! Workshops will be in English, so if you have no troubles with speaking and understanding English - you should apply. However you will need to make your own way to Brisbane to attend.
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. Thanks to our sponsors, snacks and lunch will be served during workshops.
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. We are now accepting sponsorship enquiries, if you want to contribute and support our goal of getting more women involved in technology, please get in touch or fill in the form here
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