If you are a woman 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 17TH of MARCH, 2018 at the SHELL PROFESSORIAL CHAIR, OFFICE COMPLEX, DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, SAMARU CAMPUS, ZARIA in KADUNA STATE.
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!
Workshops are free of charge and if you cannot afford coming to ZARIA but are very motivated to learn and then share your knowledge with others, we may have some funds to help you out with your travel costs and accommodation. Don't wait too long: you can apply for the workshop only until 14th MARCH, 2018!
If you are a woman, 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. Details on workshop schedule will be out after selection of the accepted partcipants. There will be a Pre-Installation party on Friday 16th March against the main workshop on Saturday 17th March.
As a workshop attendee you will:
We have space only for 40 people, so make sure to fill out the form very carefully!
Friday 16th, March 2018 - Installation Party
14:00 - Registration
15:00 - Install Party Starts
17:00 - Install Party EndsSaturday 17th, March 2018 - Main Workshop
08:00 - Breakfast
09:00 - Opening Remarks / Introductions
09:30 - Workshop Starts
13:00 - Lunch Break, Announcement & Sponsors Greetings
14:00 - Workshop Continues
17:00 - Wrap-Up, Closing Remarks, Group Photographs, Networking.
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 am not living in Zaria, can I attend?
Of course! Workshops will be in English, so if you have no troubles with speaking and understanding English - you should apply. If you need financial aid to get to Zaria or you need assistance with accommodation in Zaria - let us know. We are willing to help you!
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 workshops.
Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?
It would be helpful to have 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.
Why is it important to attend the Pre-install Party?
You'll have a chance not only to get all the required software ready for the workshop but also meet your coach and your group members. It will make you feel relaxed and prepared for your adventure with programming!
Is food provided?
Yes. Thanks to our sponsors, snacks and lunch will be served during workshops.
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 send an emial to [email protected]
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