Free programming workshop for women

Build your first website on September 19th, 2015 in Groningen!

We still need coaches, so developers: please sign up

Django Girls

If you are a female and you 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 the 19th of September 2015 in Groningen, in conjunction with the Holland Web Week. Our goal is to introduce women to the wonderful world of programming.

We believe that the IT industry will greatly benefit from bringing more women into technology. We want to give you an opportunity to learn how to program!

Workshops are free of charge.

Django Girls

Goed nieuws voor alle meiden die willen leren hoe ze zelf een website kunnen maken: op 19 september 2015 organiseren wij een workshop voor beginners! De workshop is gratis, duurt de hele dag, en vindt plaats in Groningen.

Ons doel is om vrouwen en meisjes te laten ervaren hoe leuk de wereld van techniek en informatica is. Wij geloven dat het goed zou zijn voor de IT-industrie als er meer vrouwen zouden meedoen in de techniek, en daarom geven wij jou de mogelijkheid om te leren programmeren.

De workshop is gratis.

Apply for a pass!

If you are a woman, you know English, are in or around Groningen and have a laptop - you can apply for a pass! You don’t need to know any technical stuff - the workshop is for people who are new to programming.

Geef je op!

Ben je een vrouw of meisje, ken je Engels, heb je een laptop en kun je op 19 september in Groningen zijn? Dan kun je je hieronder opgeven. Technische achtergrondkennis is niet nodig - de workshop is bedoeld voor beginners.


Applications are now closed. However, you can sign up for the next edition. We haven't started planning that yet, but we'll keep you informed!

Sign up for the waiting list!

Schrijf je in!

De inschrijving is nu gesloten. Je kunt je alvast opgeven voor de volgende editie. We weten nog niet wanneer die gaat plaatsvinden, maar we houden je op de hoogte!

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 (e.g. you know what HTML or CSS are) you can still apply!

I don't live in Groningen, can I attend?

Of course! While the workshop will take place in Groningen, applications are open to anyone who is able to come to Groningen on September 19th. The workshop will be in English, so if you have no troubles with speaking and understanding English - you should apply.

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

You will work in a small group of just 3 attendees. A coach will be assigned to each group, and your coach will work closely with you throughout the day to help with any problems that you may have. You will work at your own pace, assisted by your coach, so you don't need to worry about keeping up with the entire workshop.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

It would be helpful to have Django installed before the workshop, but we don'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.

Am I too young/old to apply?

No! We have no upper or lower age limit for the workshop. We feel that women of any age can be highly motivated to learn and succeed in this field. All applications will be considered according to criteria similar to those described here.

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 be able to take home everything you’ll write and create during workshops.

Be a Coach!

To make the workshop a success, we also need coaches. Therefore, we'd be delighted if you would want to sign up as a coach! You can do this here.

We will contact you :)

If you have questions, just e-mail us at [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]

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