We are living in a world in which one cannot live without technology. We use it every day, but not all of us know how to shift from being only technology consumers to producing software. If you are a woman and you are interested in diving into the world of the internet with us - we have good news for you!
Just before one of the biggest Python conferences in the world, which gathers loads of talented programmers from all over the world - PyCon 2016 - we are holding a two day workshop for beginners. It will take place on May 27 at Treehouse, and May 28 at Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR.
This workshop is aimed at total beginners. You don't need to know anything about programming to participate. You just need to bring your own wifi-enabled laptop evening of Friday the 27th and all day Saturday the 28th, and have a sufficient understanding of English to follow our English-language tutorial.
You'll work through a tutorial in small groups of three with a coach, so you'll be able to learn at your own pace.
We are trans-inclusive and encourage applications from all women and non-binary people.
On Friday, meet us at the Treehouse offices, 3514 N Vancouver Ave, Suite 400, 97227
On Saturday, meet us at the Oregon Convention Center
Do I need to know anything about websites or programming?
No! Workshops are for beginners. However, if you have a little bit of technical knowledge (i.e. you know what HTML or CSS are) you should still apply!
I am not living in Portland, can I attend?
Of course! At this time we are not able to offer travel scholarships, however.
Should I bring my own laptop?
Yes, we expect you to bring your wifi-enabled laptop with you. It is important for us that you be able to take home everything you’ll write and create during workshops.
Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?
We'll help you install what you need! Don't worry, all the software you'll use is free.
Is food provided?
Yes. Thanks to PyCon and our generous sponsors, you'll have dinner at the installation party, and breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the workshop.
Is the venue accessible?
Yes, the Oregon Convention Center is in full compliance with the ADA. More information is available on PyCon's Accessibility page.
Can I participate if I have low vision or am hard of hearing?
While we do not have any special facilities for attendees who are Deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or have low vision, our coaches will use text-based communication if it will help you.
Will there be a quiet room available?
We will double check on this.
Will there be child care?
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer child care for this workshop. If you need child care, please contact us and we'll see what we can work out on a case-by-case basis.
I need an accommodation not listed here.
Please send us an email at [email protected] so we can work out a plan with you!
Why are you doing this?
We want to assure women who are interested in technology that you are not alone! We want to give women a safe space to learn, ask questions, make new friends, and feel supported as they learn something new.
We wouldn'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: [email protected]
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