Free programming workshop for women

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Django Girls

If you are a woman and want to learn how to make websites, we have good news for you: we are holding a three-day workshop for beginners!

It will be held from the 4th to 6th of May, 2018

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!


44 Stanley Avenue,
Milpark, Johannesburg


Thania - 084 555 5065

Alecia - 073 148 5062

Christie - 082 667 6404

Workshop Schedule

Friday (4 May 2018)

6:00PM - 6:30PM - Introductions and teaming up mentors and attendees

6:30PM - 8:00PM - Installing of all the things we'll need to get going

Saturday (5 May 2018)

Let the coding begin

9:00AM - 9:30AM - Breakfast

9:30AM - 10:00AM - Talk: Belinda Lewis from Feersum Engine - Careers in tech: starting points and career paths

10:00AM - 10:30AM - Talk: Priya Soobramoney from AWS - Breaking traditions, my story with technology

10:30AM - 12:00PM - Coding!

12:00PM - 12:30PM - Lunch

12:30PM - 15:00PM - More Coding!

Sunday (6 May 2018)

9:00AM - 9:30AM - Breakfast

9:30AM - 12:00PM - Coding!

12:00PM - 12:30PM - Lunch

12:30PM - 15:00PM - More Coding!

14:30PM - 15:00PM - Presentation: Where to from here?

...and Goodbyes :(


Virgin Active Undercover Parking, Owl Street or
44 Stanley Avenue or the grounds to the left of 44 Stanley Avenue (R10 for the day)

Applications are now open!

Application process closes on 23rd April 2018 and you'll be informed about acceptance or rejection by 25th April 2018 (or sooner)!


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 don't live in Johannesburg, can I attend?

Of course! If you are able to make your own way to Johannesburg, you should most certainly apply!

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 the workshop.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

It would be helpful to have Django installed before the workshop, but its not a pre-requisite, and we don'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 Django Girls good for a total beginner?

Most definitely! Although you are new to programming, this workshop is a good place to meet other awesome women, find inspiration and chat to interesting women currently working in different aspects of technology - not just in coding!

Is food provided?

Yes, snacks and lunch will be served during workshops.

Django Girls

Django Girls Johannesburg is a part of bigger initiative: Django Girls. It is a non-profit organization and events are organized by volunteers in different parts of the world.

To see the source of the program find us on Github:

If you want to bring Django Girls to your city, drop us a line


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 in touch.


A huge thank you to all the coaches and mentors attending!

Sandeep Kumar

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