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If you’ve never coded before 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 February 25, 2018 at Collective Health in San Francisco.

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 we want you here! Join us! 🎉

Applications are now closed!

If you applied, you'll be informed about acceptance by mid- February.

Do I need to know anything about websites or programming?

No! The workshop is for beginners. You don’t need to know anything before attending the workshop. We want to encourage you to apply if you’re brand-new to programming, or if you have a bit of coding experience (like HTML or CSS). If you have a lot of experience, consider being a coach!

Do I need to have anything installed on my laptop before the workshop?

It would be helpful to have Python and Django installed before the workshop, but we don't expect you to install anything on your own. Our coaches will be available to help you out with this task before the event via video conference.

I don't live in San Francisco, can I attend?

Yes! We'd love to have you. If you're coming from outside of San Francisco, we may be able to help with travel costs. If you have any questions about accommodations email us at [email protected]

Should I bring my own laptop?

Yes. Ideally, you will be able to take home all of the code you'll write during the workshop and can continue experimenting with it.

How much does the workshop cost?

Nothing! The workshop is totally free.

Will there be food?

Yes. We believe people learn better when their stomachs are not rumbling, and we really do want you to learn!

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

During the workshop, you will work in small groups of 3 women each. Each group works with a dedicated coach. The coaches are experienced software developers, and excited to volunteer their time, knowledge, and energy for Django Girls.

I am not a woman. Can I apply for this workshop?

Yes! You can apply. Preference will be given to women applicants in accordance with the goals of the organization, and we appreciate your drive to learn. There will be seats for men too.

In which language will the workshop be held?

The main language of the workshop will be English. If you have another preference contact us at [email protected]


The Django Girls San Francisco workshop will be hosted by Collective Health at 85 Bluxome St. in San Francisco.


Week of February 19th

Remote install sessions to meet the team and set-up your laptops

Sunday, February 25: Workshop Day

  • 08:30 - Workshop registration and Breakfast
  • 09:00 - Introduction to the workshop
  • 09:15 - Workshop starts
  • 13:00 - Lunch
  • 14:00 - Workshop continues
  • 16:30 - Wrap-up, Thanks, and Group Pictures!

Everyone will be working on the tutorial at their own pace. We will have breaks sprinkled throughout the day for food, rest, and talks by guest speakers.


Archana Sriram

Benjamin Wohlwend

Casey Zumwalt

Glen Smith


Janko Strassburg

Jason Bryan

Jason Tedor

Jymit Singh Khondhu

Mayya Sharipova


Nik Everett

Ry Biesemeyer

Scott Gould


Elyssa Emrich

Michelle Carroll

Rochelle Sonnenberg

Learn more about Django Girls!

Django Girls Silicon Valley 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: [email protected].


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