Free programming workshop for women

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December 3, 2016

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Django Girls Austin

Would you like to learn about how to build websites, but don’t know where to start? We’re hosting a free workshop to teach 30 women how to build websites from scratch.

Join us December 3, 2016 at Rackspace Downtown, in Austin, Texas for a workshop where you'll learn about programming, meet other motivated women, and ultimately build your own website.

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 laptop 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.

Meet us at the Rackspace office in Frost Bank Tower, 401 Congress Ave.

Saturday, December 3rd: Workshop Day!

8:00 am
Welcome and introductions
8:30 am
9:30 am
Morning break
9:45 am
12:00 pm
2:30 pm
Afternoon break
4:30 pm
Wrap-up and final questions

Become a participant

Applications are open!

Apply here!

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 do not live in Austin, 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 computer 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?

You'll need to have Python, Django, and a couple other things installed, but we'll help you with that.

Is food provided?

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

How do I get to the venue?

We'll post more information about that once we've confirmed everything with our space.

Is the venue accessible?

Yes, Rackspace is fully ADA compliant. Service animals are welcome.

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?

Yes, there is a mothers' room and a quiet room.

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?

Because we want to get more women involved in technology!

Meet the organizers!

Jessica Deaton

Landon Jurgens

Megan Will

Sara Gore


Applications for coaches are now closed.

Django Girls

Django Girls Austin is a part of bigger initiative: Django Girls, a non-profit organization that helps women organize free, one-day Django workshops. Events are organized by volunteers all over the world.

To see the source for the program find us on github:

If you want to bring Django Girls to your city, drop us a line: [email protected].


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: [email protected]

Meet your coaches!

Thanks to all of our wonderful coaches for volunteering their time to help with Django Girls ATX!

Jerry Seutter

Joe Kokenge

Marjorie Foley

Rebecca Kindschi

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