Free programming workshop for women

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4th of June 2016

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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 4th of June 2016 at INSA de Lyon.

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 Lyon but are very motivated to learn and then share your knowledge with others, we may try to find 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 7th of May 2016!

Apply for the workshop!

If you are a woman, know French or 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.

As a workshop attendee you will:

  • attend a one-day Django workshop during which you will create your first website
  • be fed by us: during our event, food is provided

We have space only for 30 people, so make sure to fill out the form very carefully!


Friday, 3rd of June 2016

  • 18:30 - registration, welcoming
  • 19:30 - Python & Django install party

Saturday, 4th of June 2016

  • 8:30 - registration, snacks & coffee
  • 9:00 - workshops kick off!
  • 13:00 - delicious lunch break
  • 14:00 - back to coding!
  • 18:00 - wrap up

How to get here ?

Applications are now closed!

Application process was closed on May 7th. Participants will be informed about acceptance or rejection by May 16th (or sooner)!

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 France, can I attend?

Of course! Workshops will be in both English and French, so if you have no troubles with speaking and understanding English - you should apply. If you need financial aid to get to Lyon or you need assistance with booking flights or hotel in Lyon - 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.

Is food provided?

Yes. Thanks to Django Grils, snacks and lunch will be served during workshops.

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.

Django Girls

Django Girls Lyon is a part of bigger initiative: Django Girls. It is a non-profit organization and events are organized by volunteers in different places of 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

Our awsome coaches

During the workshops you'll work in small groups of 3 persons. Each group will be tutored by one coach — experienced member of Python and Django community who will volunteer their time, knowledge and energy for Django Girls.

Alexis Bezverkhyy

Giraldo Karen

Laura Millie

Razvan Vatafu

Roxana Pirlea

Stefan-Gabriel Chitic

Meet the team

Anda-Catalina Chelba-Chitic

Stefan-Gabriel Chitic

With the help of the volunteers

Anca Stoica

Mihai Indricean


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