Free programming workshop for women

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

Django Girls

If you are a high-school or university female student and want to learn how to build websites, then this DjangoGirls workshop is perfect for you!

Come along to the workshop at CERN in Geneva on the 24th March 2018 for a free one-day workshop for beginners where you can learn to build your own blog website using Django!

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 - women programmer!

There will be an installation party on the evening of the 23th March where you can meet the coaches and other attendees, as well as install all of the software you will need for the workshop the next day.

On the 24th of March we will have the full-day workshop where you can work with the people you met at the installation party to build a website!

We have space for 36 people, so make sure to fill out the form very carefully!


Friday 23th March 2018

17:00 - 17:40 CERN registration

18:00 - 18:30 Welcome to CERN - Kick-off of the event

18:30 - 20:00 Installation of the environment for Django Girls

20:00 - 21:00 Refreshments and appetisers

Saturday 24th March 2018

8:30 - 9:00 Opening doors and breakfast

9:00 - 12:30 First part 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 closed!

Participants are going to be informed about the success or rejection of their application by 9th 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!

Je ne parle que le français, puis-je y assister ?

Bien sûr ! L'atelier se déroulera en anglais et en français avec l'aide de nos excellents coaches.

Should I bring my own laptop?

Yes. It is important for us that YOU take back home everything you’ll write and create during the workshop and continue to practice. However, if this could prevent your participation, please indicate it in the registration form and we would exceptionally organize ourselves differently.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

We are organizing an install party the day before the event, on the evening of Friday 23 March, so that your laptops are perfectly configured for the workshop.

What is the format of the workshop? What if I have trouble keeping up?

During the workshop, you will work in small groups of 3 particpants each. Each group works with a dedicated coach. The coaches are experienced software developers, and excited to volunteer their time, knowledge, and energy for Django Girls.

Is food provided?

Yes. Breakfast 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.

Our awesome coaches

During the workshops you'll work in small groups of 3 persons. Each group will be tutored by one coach — experienced member of Python and Django community who will volunteer their time, knowledge and energy for Django Girls.

Anda-Catalina Chelba-Chitic

Brice Copy

Carolina Lindqvist

Denia Bouhired-Ferrag

Edward Karavakis

Guillaume Richard

Jaroslava Schovancova

Julia Hrdinka

Kasia Dyga

Maria Alandes Pradillo

Nacho Barrientos

Natasha Khan

Nefeli Kousi

Philippe Ganz

Stefan-Gabriel Chitic

Susanne Murphy


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

Anda-Catalina Chelba-Chitic

Carolina Lindqvist

Hannah Short

Harri Toivonen

Laurianne Noemie Trimoulla

Loraine Massarotti‎

Mélissa Gaillard


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!

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