Programming workshop

Build your first website with the help of CERN coaches!

Django Girls

  • An initiation day into computer programming;
  • Inspirational meetings with specialists in digital and web technologies;
  • A friendly, fun and positive learning environment.

To celebrate the International Girls in ICT Day (ICT = information and communication technologies) in April 2023, three CERN teams are joining forces to organize another edition of Django Girls Geneva: the Women in Technology community, the Visits and Events Operations team and the Microclub.

This workshop will make you discover the art of programming by creating your own blog and publishing it on the web. Maybe will you be taken by the computing fever?

There will be an installation party on the evening of Friday 21 April where you will meet your coach as well as your team, and install the softwares you will need for the Saturday workshop.

On Saturday 22 April, we will have the full-day workshop where you will create your first website, supervised by CERN engineer trainers.

Places are limited, so make sure to fill out the application form very carefully!


Friday 21 April 2023

18:00 - 18:20 | Welcome speech

18:20 - 19:00 | Teams and coaches first meeting

19:00 - 19:45 | CERN guided tour *

Saturday 22 April 2023

08:30 - 09:00 | Welcome coffee *

09:00 - 12:30 | Workshop - Session 1

12:30 - 13:30 | Lunch break (lunch provided)

13:30 - 16:00 | Workshop - Session 2

16:00 - 17:00 | Official closing

17:00 - 18:00 | Thank you drink *

* Optional

Applications are now closed!

We will evaluate the applications and confirm the participation of the selected applicants during the week of 3 April 2023 at the latest.

If you are accepted to participate in the event, you will receive by email all information about the next steps.

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!

Je ne parle que le français, puis-je y assister ?

Bien sûr ! L'atelier se déroulera en anglais et en français avec l'aide de nos excellents coaches.

What computer equipment do I need to participate?

Participants must have a personal computer, equipped with a browser and a stable internet connection for the duration of the event, available throughout the event.

Do I need to have a particular software installed on my laptop?

We are organizing an installation party on the evening of Friday 21 April, so that your laptops are perfectly configured for the workshop.

What is the format of the workshop? What if I have trouble keeping up?

During the workshop, you will work in small groups of 6 particpants each. Each group works with two dedicated coaches. The coaches are experienced software developers, and excited to volunteer their time, knowledge, and energy for Django Girls.

Should I plan a meal for Saturday lunch?

No! Lunch bags will be provided depending on your dietary requirements indicated in your registration form (standard/ vegetarian/ vegan).

In person workshop

The event will take place in person, in French and English, at IdeaSquare.

Instructions to access CERN will be shared by email with successful applicants. 

Our awesome coaches

During the workshops you'll work in small groups of 6 persons. Each group will be tutored by two coaches - experienced members of Python and Django community who will volunteer their time, knowledge and energy for Django Girls.

Abhit Patil

Brunella D'Anzi

Elisabeth Schopf

Ella Noomen

Filipa Duque Carvalho

Florentia Protopsalti

Luana Parsons Franca

Mattia Fani

Moritz Wiehe

Nadya Chernyavskaya

Nikos Tsipinakis

Olivia Fabreschi

Sara Morales Vigo

Vicky Batsari


Django Girls Geneva is being organised as part of the International Girls in ICT Day, by three CERN teams:  the Women in Technology community, the Visitors and Events Operations section and the Microclub.

Blerina Gkotse

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Mélissa Samson

Natalia Koss

Volunteer for the Django Girls programming workshop!

This year again we’re looking for volunteer coaches to lead the workshop. Each volunteer will coach a team of three participants. So join the adventure and sign up now!

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