Free programming workshop for marginalized genders

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If you are a person from a marginalized gender (not just women) and want to learn how to make websites, we have good news for you: we are holding a one-day workshop for beginners!

It will take place on Sunday, October 24th, 2021 ONLINE (Central Time).

We believe the IT industry will greatly benefit from bringing more marginalized people into technology. We want to give you an opportunity to learn how to program and become one of us –  programmers!

Workshops are free of charge. The workshop is entirely online. Don't wait too long: you can apply for the workshop only until Sunday, October 10th 2021!

Apply for the workshop!

If you are of a marginalized gender, know English and have a laptop, you can apply for our event! You don't need to know any technical stuff – our workshop is for people who are new to programming.

As a workshop attendee you will:

  • attend a one-day Django workshop during which you will create your first website
  • make friends
  • create and deploy a django blog

We have space only for 40 people, so make sure to fill out the form very carefully!

Applications are now open!

Application process closes on Sunday October 10th, 2021 and you'll be informed about acceptance or rejection by Sunday, October 17th (or sooner)!

Register

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!

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop? It would be helpful to have Python and 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.

I am not living in Philadelphia, can I attend? Of course! Workshops will be in English on Central US Time, so if you have no troubles with speaking and understanding English - you should apply. 

Should I bring my own laptop? Yes. This event is usually held in person, but will be entirely remote which means there is increased importance to have a working computer for the duration of the event. There are set up instructions for chromebooks, PCs and Macbooks. If you have concerns if your equipment will be sufficient, please feel free to reach out.

Is DjangoCon conference good for a total beginner? As a workshop attendee we welcome you to attend DjangoCon US 2021 Online, which will be the two days prior to our Django Girls event -- October 22 - 23rd. Tickets to DjangoCon US are free - conference for Python, Django programmers, web professionals and enthusiasts. Even though you are new to programming, conference is a good place to meet many interesting people in the industry and find inspiration. https://2021.djangocon.us

Be a Mentor!

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a mentor! Fill Out Our Form if you're interested ❤️

Django Girls

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

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

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

Sponsors

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 it touch