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If you identify as a woman and want to learn how to make web applications, we have good news for you: we are holding a one-day workshop for beginners!

When: November 18, 2017 from 9am-5pm; Install party on November 16, 2017 from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Common Code HQ, 8 Studley St, Abbotsford VIC 3067
Bring: Laptop, charger, water bottle & learning mindset
Cost: Free! Need assistance in getting to Melbourne from regional Victoria? Email us!

Thursday evening will be our install party where we install all the necessary requirements for the workshop and you'll get the opportunity to meet your fellow participants and coaches. It's pretty casual. If you can't make the Thursday, that's ok! It doesn't disqualify you from applying. If you can't make it on the Thursday for the install party, we'll help get you sorted for Saturday beforehand to give you the most amount of time to work on the actual tutorial.

We believe the tech industry will greatly benefit from bringing more women into technology. The future is female. We want to offer you the opportunity to learn the basics of programming in a safe environment. Who knows, maybe you'll even end up transitioning careers! We're here to support you and your journey.

Apply for the workshop!

Do you identify as a woman? Do you have a laptop? Then you're eligible to apply for our workshop! You don't need to know anything technical – our workshop is for women who are completely new to programming. It's a great non-confrontational introductory workshop.

Don't identify as a woman? That's ok! We accept applications from men as well. However, women will be given preference. There are only 60 spots available.

By becoming an attendee you'll:

  • learn to create your first website
  • be fed by us during the events
  • meet other women looking to learn new skills
  • connect with experts who work in the field
  • learn the basics of programming with mentors that do this everyday
  • find out how to switch your career with your new skills

Applications are now OPEN!

Applications opened October 9 and close on November 9th at 6pm. We will notify you by November 10th if your application was successful. We have limited spots so be sure to let us know why you want to attend.

Apply Here!

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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 live in regional Victoria, can I attend?

Of course! If you need financial aid to get to Melbourne or you need assistance with booking the train or hotel in Melbourne - 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. Please do not bring your work laptop. Often the restrictions around installations is pretty tricky. If you bring your partners or friends laptop, please be sure you have master admin capabilities. 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 during our install party.

Is food provided?

Yes. Thanks to Common Code & PyConAU, snacks and lunch will be served during workshops.

Is the venue accessible?

Unfortunately, our venue is not that accessible. If you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know in your registration and we'll let you know what we can do.

Be a Mentor!

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a mentor! Mentors play an important role in creating a safe learning environment for everyone. They can be male, female or non-binary, but must have a positive attitude. It's a really great way to get more involved in the Django and Python communities as well as help solidify your own knowledge by teaching others. Register Here

Django Girls

Django Girls Melbourne 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.

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