Free programming workshop for women

Build your first website at CERN ideasquare 2016 in Geneva!

Django Girls

If you are a female and want to learn how to make websites, we have a good news for you! We are holding a two days workshop for beginners!

It will take place on the 26-27th of February in Geneva, and it is the very first Django Girls event in Switzerland.

We believe that 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 - female programmers!

Workshops is free of charge. If you can’t afford coming to Geneva, but you are very motivated to learn and then share your knowledge with others, we have some funds to help you out with your travel costs and accommodation. Don’t wait too long - you can apply for a pass only the until 11th of February!

We have space after for 30-40 people, so make sure to fill the form very carefully!


Friday, 26th February 2016

17:00 - 20:00 Installation of Django Girls materials

20:00 - 21:00 Drink and finger food

Saturday, 27th February 2016

8:30 - 9:00 Doors open and breakfast

09:00 - 12:30 Welcome to CERN - event kick-off

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 18:00 Event part 2

18:00 - 18:30 Official ending

18:30 - 19:00 Wrap-up

19:00 - 20:00 Thank you drink, then from 21:00 “Farewell Dinner" (optional, at participant’s cost)

The applications are now open!

Application process closes on the 11th of February and you'll be informed about the acceptation or rejection of your application by 15th of February (or sooner)!


Do I need to know anything about websites or programming?

No! The workshop is 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 only speak French/English, can I attend?

Of course! The workshop will take place in English and French with the help of our awesome coachs.

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 take home everything you’ll write and create during the workshop.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

It would be helpful to have Django installed before, but we don't expect you to install anything on your own.We will make sure that one of our coaches help you out with this task.

Is food provided?

Yes. Snacks and lunch will be served during the workshop. And optionally, you can join us on saturday for an evening networking dinner at a nearby restaurant at your own cost though.

CERN IdeaSquare - Reception

385 Route de Meyrin

1211 Geneva 23.


First get your visitor card at CERN Reception, in front of Tram stop, from where you will be guided to IdeaSquare (on Friday 16:00-17:00).


We couldn't be here without the support of amazing people and organizations who donated money, knowledge and time to help us make this a reality. We thank them very much for their support!


We would like to thank the CERN and Rosie Girls for the organization!

Laurianne Trimoulla

Coaches and Organisers

Join these awesome people for a free crash course on 26-27th of February - the Django Girls Geneva event!

Borja Garrido Bear

Carolina Lindqvist

Nacho Barrientos

Petya Petrova


We would like to thank the volunteers for the organization!

Elodie Van Hove

They already support The Django Girls Foundation ✨✨

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