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Django Girls

Would you like to learn about how to build websites, but don’t know where to start? Learning how to code can seem like an impossible task so we’ve decided to put on a workshop to show 30 programming beginners how it can be done and get them excited about the world of technology.

Join us on Thursday 26th October 2017 for a free one-day workshop in Cardiff, where we’ll be giving attendees the chance to learn about programming and to ultimately build their own website. The workshop takes place as part of day one of PyCon UK 2017, a big conference for programmers which gathers a lot of talented people from all over the world.

Django Girls is a crash course that is aimed at total beginners. You don’t need to know anything about programming, we just expect you to bring your own laptop, to be able to commit to the all-day workshop on Thursday 26th October and to have a sufficient understanding of English so you’re able to follow our English tutorial. You will work through the tutorial in a small group of three attendees and one coach so you’ll be able to do it at your own pace. If you’d like to join us, please apply below.

The workshop is free of charge and is part of PyCon UK 2017 . We are happy to be able to offer a free conference ticket to all workshop attendees and we encourage you to make the most of this - it's a fun few days in a wonderful city and you will have the chance to take your programming skills further and be a part of the Python community! PyCon UK 2017 are really keen to make themselves as welcoming, accessible and inclusive as possible - find out more here, so your free ticket option is a great way to get involved.


Thursday, 26th October 2017 (Workshop Day)

  • 08:00 - 08:30 Registration
  • 08:30 - 09:00 Django Girls Introduction
  • 09:00 - 09:30 PyCon UK Introduction
  • 09:30 Workshop starts
  • 11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:30 Workshop continues
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Workshop continues
  • 16:00 Coffee break
  • 16:30 Workshop continues
  • 17:30 Workshop closing
  • 17:30 PyCon UK Lightning Talks
  • 18:30 PyCon UK Close

Friday 27th - Sunday 29th October 2017 (Talks)

PyCon UK talks and workshops - talks and other sessions.

You must have a conference ticket to attend these sessions. Conference tickets are free of charge to all Django Girls attendees, we would love to welcome you to all other events that are part of the friendly, inclusive PyCon UK 2017. Many talks are ideal for beginners and you will get a chance to meet and get support from other programmers and Python enthusiasts.

Monday 30th October 2017

PyCon UK sprints - sprints and advanced workshops.

You must have a conference ticket to attend this.


The workshop on Thursday and the rest of the conference (Thursday-Monday) will be at Cardiff City Hall.


PyCon UK are doing some great work to make the conference as diverse, accessible and inclusive as possible and we aim to reflect this in Django Girls. There will be support for users with mobility, visual and hearing impairments as well as a creche and a quiet room. Creche facilities and financial aid may also be available - please indicate on your application if you would like to take advantage of these.

We are trans-inclusive and welcome applications from all women and non-binary people.

Full details here: Diversity, accessibility, inclusion

Applications for the workshop are now closed!

If you would like to add your name to the waiting list, please apply and we will contact you if a space becomes available.


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 do not live in Cardiff, can I attend?

Of course! If you can get yourself to Cardiff, you should apply.

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 write and create during workshops.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

We will send you instructions for getting your laptop set up before the workshop. If there are any problems with this we can help you at the start of the workshop.

Is the PyCon UK conference good for a total beginner?

Even though you are new to programming, a conference is a good place to meet many interesting people in the industry and find inspiration. There will be talks and workshops at all levels and there will be guidance available to help find sessions to suit you. You'll get the chance to be part of a wonderful, welcoming and friendly community!

Is food provided?

Yes. Meals, snacks and refreshments will be served on the workshop day and throughout the conference.

Be a Mentor!

We would be delighted if you would like to join us as a mentor/coach!

If you're interested, please fill in the form here.

We will contact you :)

Learn more about being a Django Girls coach.

Register to Coach

Django Girls

Django Girls at PyCon UK is a part of bigger initiative: Django Girls. It is a non-profit organization and events are organized by volunteers in different places all over 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: [email protected].


Nik Brbora

Stephanie Jones

Veronika Svecova



Cardiff City Hall
Cathays Park,
CF10 3ND
We are part of the PyCon UK 2017 conference facilities.

The venue is located conveniently in the heart of the city, a few minutes' walk from Cardiff Central Railway Station and the central Castle Street bus stops. On the day you should see some PyCon UK signs.

There's limited parking in the city centre, and you'll pay for the privilege. However, if you need to use a car because of mobility issues, please contact us.



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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