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Django Girls

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 in September 2018 in Houston, TX. We are still shopping around for a venue and will update this website with the location once a decision is made.

Django Girls 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 include breakfast, lunch, and cupcakes. Plus all attendees will receive a bag full of Django Girls goodies.

Registration will open in early August 2018.

Apply for the workshop!

If you are a woman, know English and have a laptop, you can apply to join the 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
  • work in small groups with a mentor
  • enjoy learning with other women and making new friends

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

Registration will open in early August.

Since the workshop is free and space is limited to 30 participants (plus ten mentors), the application helps us determine which applicants would get the most out of the experience. Please fill out the application very carefully.

Do I need to know anything about websites or programming?

No! These workshops are for beginners. You don’t need to know anything about coding. 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 Houston, can I attend?

Of course! This workshop is open to all women in the greater Houston area. And if you happen to live even farther away, you're still welcome to attend!

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.

What if I get overwhelmed during the workshop?

Don't fret! The groups are very small--no more than three learners per mentor--so you will have plenty of support throughout the workshop.

Is food provided?

Yes. Thanks to our sponsors, we will be able to provide you with a breakfast and coffee, sandwiches for lunch, and some cupcakes and muffins.

Be a Mentor

We need mentors! If you are interested in helping out during this event, please contact us. ❤️

Django Girls

This workshop 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: github.com/DjangoGirls.

If you want to bring Django Girls to your city, drop us a line.

Sponsors

We wouldn'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.