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Django Girls RDU

Django Girls RDU is a free one-day workshop for women to learn how to code. Caktus Group, a leading Django web development firm, opened this chapter of Django Girls to increase the number of women in tech. The workshop combines hands-on training, experienced coaches, and a warm, friendly environment to build your first Django site.

Upcoming Events

  • May 21st, 2016

What to expect

If you identify as a woman and have a laptop - you can apply! You don’t need to know anything technical - workshops are for people who are new to programming.

As a workshop attendee you will:

  • attend a one-day (8:30am - 6pm) Django workshop during which you will create your first website, a blog
  • have savvy coaches from web development firms and community organizations
  • have lunch and snacks

Apply today

Application process closes on May 1, 2016.


Do I need to know anything about websites or programming?

Nope. Workshops are for beginners so you don't need any background. 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 near Durham, can I still attend?

Yes, please do apply. You will responsible for finding housing for yourself.

Should I bring my own laptop?

Yes. Please bring your own laptop. We don't have loaners to share.

Do I need to have something installed on my laptop?

It would be helpful to have Django installed before the workshop, but we wouldn't expect you to install anything on your own. We will make sure that one of our coaches helps you before the workshop. But if you're eager to start, you can read the Django Girls tutorial on installation and code editors.

Who is hosting this event?

Caktus Group founded the RDU chapter of Django Girls. We will have coaches from Caktus, so you will have a chance to learn more about the industry.

Is there any financial aid?

The workshop is free. We're actively seeking financial aid sponsors to help those who need assistance to attend. Please indicate if you require assistance in your application and we'll do our best.

Become a coach

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

Apply to be a Coach


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]

Community Partners

Our community partners represent local meetups and organizations that are helping us with their time and spreading the word.

Django Girls

Django Girls RDU is a part of a bigger global initiative: Django Girls. It is a non-profit organization driven by volunteers.

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].

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