Learn to build a website!

Free programming workshop for women hosted by Kansas City Women in Technology

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 free workshop for beginners!

It will take place on November 5, 2022 at H&R Block in downtown Kansas City

Kansas City Women in Technology's ongoing mission is to grow the number of women in technology careers in Kansas City. KCWiT is excited to introduce women to coding and technology through this Django Girls workshop. We want to give you an opportunity to learn how to program and become one of us – women programmers!

This workshop is free of charge, and some meals will be provided.

Schedule

Saturday, November 5

  • 9:30 - 10:00 am Attendee check in & light breakfast buffet
  • 10:00 - 10:15 am Opening presentation & kickoff
  • 10:15 am - 12:30 pm Session
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch break
  • 1:30 - 5:00 pm Session
  • 5:00 - 5:30 pm Closing presentation, retrospective

Location

H&R Block 

1301 Main Street

Kansas City, MO 64105

Applications are closed. Check back next year.  

 

Will this be an in-person event? 

Yes! We will be in-person at H&R Block World Headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri.  

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!

Should I bring my own laptop?

Yes. We do not have hardware, so it is necessary that you bring your own computer. Furthermore, it is important that you are able to take home everything you write and create during workshops. If you are unable to secure a laptop, please email us at [email protected] and we'll see what we can do.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

It would be helpful to have Django installed before workshops, but we wouldn't expect you to install anything on your own. Join us virtually the week before the event to get your laptop ready for the workshop!

I don't live in Kansas City, can I attend?

Of course! Groups of women from Omaha and Oklahoma City have joined us in prior years.

Is food provided?

Yes. Thanks to our sponsors, snacks and lunch will be served during workshops.

Applications for mentors are closed. Please check back next year. 

Mentors


Ammaarah Khan

Chip Warden
@lgw4

Christopher Humpert

Cristy Schneider

Garry Polley
@garrypolley

Hyunsu Kim

Joseph Badger
@jdbadg

Kyle Reeves

Lex Sanders

Liz Wait
@auraswap

Magdalene James

Matthew Copple
@matthewcopple

Shanice Gipson

Volunteer opportunities are closed

Reach out to [email protected] if you'd like to volunteer at our event. 

Django Girls

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

To see the source for the program find us on Github: github.com/DjangoGirls.

Sponsors

We couldn't be here without the support from amazing organizations and people 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 at [email protected]!

Meet the Event Organizers!


Kylie Humpert

Program Director

 

Tamara Copple

Co-Director

Jessica Kincaid

Mentor Director

Beth Noser

Volunteer Director

Muriel Green

Attendee Experience Director

Morgan Burnley

Marketing Director

Cecily Griffin

Sponsorship Director