Free programming workshop for women

Build your first website at CERN's IdeaSquare in Geneva!

Django Girls

If you are a female and want to learn how to build websites, we have good news for you! We are hosting a one-day workshop for beginners!

It will take place on 7-8 April 2017 in Geneva. After the success of the first workshop and the high participation last year, we decided to repeat it this year.

We believe that IT industry will greatly benefit from bringing more women into technology. We want to give you an opportunity to learn how to programme and become one of us - a female programmer!

The workshop is free of charge. Don’t wait for too long - you can apply for a pass only until 27 March!

We have space for 30-35 people, so make sure to fill out the form very carefully!


Friday 7 April 2017

18:00 - 20:00 Installation of the environment for Django Girls

20:00 - 21:00 Refreshments and appetisers

Saturday 8 April 2017

8:30 - 9:00 Opening doors and breakfast

9:00 - 12:30 Welcome to CERN - Kick-off of the event

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 16:00 Second part of the event

16:00 - 17:00 Official closing, conclusion and acknowledgments

17:00 - 18:00 Refreshments and appetisers

The applications are now open!

Application process closes on 27 March and you'll be informed about the success or rejection of your application on 28 March!

Should you be accepted to participate in the event, you will receive by email preparation materials to introduce you to the World of IT.


Do I need to know anything about websites or programming?

No. The workshop is 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 only speak French/English, can I attend?

Of course! The workshop will take place in English and French with the help of our awesome coaches.

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 take back home everything you’ll write and create during the workshop.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

It would be helpful to have Django installed before, but we don't expect you to install anything on your own. We will make sure that one of our coaches help you out with this task.

Is food provided?

Yes. Breakfast, snacks and lunch will be served during the workshop.

CERN IdeaSquare - Reception

385 Route de Meyrin

1211 Geneva 23


First get your visitor card at CERN Reception (please be on time, it closes at 17:45!). Our guides will be waiting for you between 17:00 and 17:45 and will then guide you to IdeaSquare.


We could not have reached this point without the support of great people and organisations who have provided us with the funding, knowledge and time to help us make this project a reality. We thank them very much for their support!


Many thanks to IdeaSquare, the CERN Information Technology Department, as well as the CERN Diversity and Local Engagement teams!

Laurianne Trimoulla

Mélissa Gaillard

Nefeli Kousi

Timoklia Kousi


Join these awesome people for a free crash course on 07-08 April - the Django Girls Geneva event!

Ana Trisovic

Andrea Santamaria

Edward Karavakis

Florian Laurent


We would like to thank the volunteers for the organisation and the participation in the event!

Elodie Van Hove

Marika Annila

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